Editing is the process of modifying feature geometry, locations, and attributes of spatial data.

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Why won't ArcMap 10 snap?

I'm really confused by this. ArcMap will seeminly randomly decide to not allow snapping when editing. Sometimes its only for certain features, sometimes for only parts of the same feature (e.g. one ...
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Is there a way to copy/paste data & limit the attribution to match the attribution in the Target Data Set?

In an effort to avoid digitizing, I want to copy specific watercbodies from a provincial database (shapefile format) and paste it to my taget layer, which are waterbodies significant to my project. I ...
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Is there any tool/plugin for QGIS to easily select feature and edit attributes

I need to select polygons and change some attributes in a shapefile. I'm using Quantum GIS - I select the polygon, open attribute table and edit the attributes I want. I know there must be an easier ...
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Is there an easier way to edit polygons in ArcMap?

I am updating woodlot polygons in ArcMap 10. Instead of editing individual verticies, is there a way to edit that is more like drawing part of a new shape (say if the woodlot has expanded only on one ...
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What program(s) can I use to edit a boundary?

So i've got some shapefiles imported into my Sql Server 2008 Database. A number of these boundaries need to get 'cleaned up'. As such I need to do the following :- Export them from Sql Server 2008. ...
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GIS Web API - WFS-T Edit

My organization has a asset management application using Google Maps Java API as the GIS viewer. The application does some simple editing/querying on a kml file through html form elements. Instead ...
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How to edit an ArcGIS Server WFS-T service in uDig?

Now a straight forward workflow to do this is present in the below link. http://udig.refractions.net/files/docs/uDigWalkthrough2.pdf Point 3 of page 8 states to change to the ‘Edit Geometry’ tool ...
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How can I use feature templates on layers with joins?

I find this particular feature of the ArcMap 10 framework quite annoying: When I define a join on any layer, templates cannot be added to the create features window. I have to remove all joins from ...
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Can you edit an SDE table via ArcObjects when not added to ArcMap

I have a table that is in SDE, what I want to do is in my userform click on the "Save" button, and the table will be edited even though it is not within the map document. Is this possible? I have ...
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How to merge lines with slightly different endpoints in QGIS?

In QGIS, I have two lines. The endpoints are near each other, but not quite aligned. I'd like to turn the two lines into one, with the two endpoints merged into midpoints. The closest I've been able ...
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Can' t edit anything in Arcgis 9.3

My name is Ramona and I'm from Romania. I'm new to GIS. I want to digitize a topographic map in ArcGIS 9.3 and cannot. I tried these steps: I created a Personal geodatabase inside a raster dataset, ...
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Can a USGS 6 inch orthoimage be given a higher resolution, like 1 foot, to improve GeoServer processing time?

The USGS orthoimage is a 6 inch resolution quadrangle that is loaded into GeoServer as a WorldImage. GeoServer has an extremely hard time processing this compared with a 1 foot resolution quadrangle. ...
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Edit Attributes in User Form

I am trying to convert my old ArcGIS 9.3 (VBA) code to ArcGIS 10 using Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition. So far I have sucessfully created an pop-up window that displays the attributes of a selected ...
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Who should be responsible for editing GIS data?

I work for a municipality with an enterprise GIS. What would be the argument for performing all data editing in the GIS department? Conversely, what would be the argument for data updates being ...
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ArcGIS Editor Attributes Dialog

Is there a way to update the Editor Attributes dialog to populate/refresh on ArcObject feature selection code? The attributes dialog only seems to respond to a manual view selection or manual table ...
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geometryType property of Vector Layers in OpenLayers

ORIGINAL: I have a couple questions that are focused around the geometryType property with vector layers. When you create a vector layer you can set the geometryType property to limit the geometry ...
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Why is the Edit Vertices button (Draw Toolbar) enabled for some annotations but disabled for others?

I keep running into this: Export Labels in Layer A & B to annotations (In Map, In current extent only) Enable Focus Data frame Click on annotation exported from Layer A Click the Edit Vertices ...
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PostGIS (2.0?) - Native Versioning of the Datastore

I recently have been surprised to see there are not too many solutions at all discussing the best methods of versioning datastores which are made available for editing. I am looking for a robust, ...
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ArcObjects edit/update ODBC Oracle table

Can an ODBC Oracle table attached by OLE within ArcMap be edited/updated by using ArcObjects? If so, what are the procedural steps for doing this? Are there code examples out there showing how to do ...
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Is there a way to automatically snap loose points of lines to close by vertices with Quantum GIS?

I have a vector layer of lines that were drawn with the snapping option off. I need to have them snapped but, there are hundreds of lines. Is there any solution to do this automatically or ...
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IApplication reference with ArcObjects Class Extension

I have an ArcObjects (9.3) Class Extension which has an event handler for OnCreate so that feature properties can be manipulated / assigned when a feature is first created. Some of the functionality ...
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How to cast SDE table to IFeatureClassLoad

How do you cast an SDE table to IFeatureClassLoad using ArcObjects? I'm getting an error with this attempt below which is not the correct method: Dim pSDEFeatWksp As IFeatureWorkspace = ...
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Replicating ArcMap's Point Sketch Geometry Editing (Feature Templates) in ArcObjects

I'm looking for a way to place, select, move, delete features inside a custom C# ArcObjects application (using AxMapControl). I found the exact behavior in ArcMap, but I want to save the user some ...
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Kicking someone off a shapefile in ArcMap

I have ArcMap open, and someone else has the same shapefile open as me. How can I kick them off so that I can edit? I get the following error message: "Unable to save edits, cannot acquire a lock"
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Editing ArcSDE table with ArcObjects?

The link below provides a code snippet for editing an ArcSDE table with ArcObjects. Are there any other or newer code examples out there of how to edit an ArcSDE table by using ArcObjects? Edit ...
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Is there any 'Auto-complete polygon' tool in QGIS?

Is there any 'Auto-complete polygon' tool in QGIS, similar to the one existing in ArcGIS?
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Mouse right-click is not working anymore when using ArcGIS10

The mouse right-click option has stopped working with ArcGIS10. It happened suddenly - the mouse is ok (not broken) as it works with other programs. Do you know what happened and how to fix it? The ...
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How to identify and eliminate overlaying polygons in Quantum GIS?

I have a shapefile with polygons and now, not sure why, most of the polygons became duplicated and overlaid, i.e. when i click to selected one, i get two selected... How do i identify those polygons ...
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Editing non-nullable fields of ArcSDE layers in ArcMap

I'm using ArcSDE layer in my map project in ArcMap 10. Some of the fields of this layer allow null and some don't. I can't edit the non-nullable ones, neither programmatically (IField.Editable is ...
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When i'm in editing mode in QGIS, how do I make the selection color transparent?

...because i need to split a polygon and i want to see the layer underneath it. But I have to select the polygon in order to cut it, and when i do that it turns yellow!
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How to have a drop down list for feature editing (attributes) in Quantum GIS?

I'm editing a lot of polygons of a shapefile in QGIS and i need to classify them, so i have to write the classes a repetedly a lot of times. In ArcMap there is an option to have domains set for the ...
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Is it possible to use esri.dijit.Popup for editing

In the new arcgis js api ESRI added new nice infowindow - esri.dijit.Popup. We can use it this way: //create a popup to replace the map's info window var popup = new ...
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Why am I getting an “Error while inserting populated row into Insert cursor” on saveEdits?

I've created a new feature layer where I am allowing users to add polygons. It has a few attributes, but I am not setting them on the graphic when I add it to the feature layer's graphics collection. ...
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Is it easy to digitize in ArcGIS using the Wacom tablet?

I do just enough digitizing (and touching up/ drawing when post-processing) to perhaps warrant the purchase of a Wacom tablet. Just wondering how well it plays with ArcGIS. What are your experiences? ...
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New Snapping while editing vertex's in ArcEngine 10

Is it possible to use the new (not classic) snapping functionality when editing the vertices of a polygon feature in ArcEngine 10. I would like editing vertices to behave exactly the same as editing ...
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Throwing E_FAIL errors so edit operation is aborted

I need to abort an edit operation somewhere, determined by a certain condition. Heres the code I'm using: private const int E_FAIL = -2147467259; private void ...
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Viewing / Adding Attachments in Features Attributes - Possible or Not in MOSS?

Is it possible to add / view media attachments (photos) in an SDE Feature Class? I'm using the Editing Widget Tool which works. The problem is that I can't add attachments or view existing ...
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Polygons from Polylines in either ArcView or FOSS

I have 20,000 polylines in a .gdb that represent about 5,000 building footprints. Some of the building footprints have pretty substantial gaps (image below). I would like to snap the polylines closed ...
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How can you auto-populate field using spatial location of another feature and its attributes?

I want to auto-populate a field based on the spatial location of another feature's attribute. Add a point on top of a building. The point automatically adds the name of the building. This seems like ...
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Publish ArcSDE FeatureService for Versioned Editing

Scenario: I need to Publish a data (from ORACLE ArcSDE) for versioned editing. Each user should be able to connect to his version and edit the data throu web application (Silverlight/JAVA/Flex API). ...
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How Do You Autopopulate Attribute Based on Spatial Location of Underlying Grid?? ArcGIS Mobile [closed]

User drops a point, then Attribute Table Autopopulates based on Underlying (Polygon)Grids Spatial Location. I want to do this for field editors using ArcGIS Mobile. Does anyone have an idea on how ...
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How Do I Make Edits on a Feature in GIS Web Part for Sharepoint

Want to create and editing service in MS SharePoint. How do I enable editing on a Feature within GIS Web Part?? Thanks All
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Fixing corrupt shapefile?

I have a shapefile that I was working on in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 get corrupted somehow and it gives me the error "Number of shapes does not match the number of table records.". What I would want is to ...
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How do I edit feature attributes, e.g. a text field with a typo

A feature class in a file geodatabase has a hand full of features where a text field is typo'd. How do I edit this to fix the typos?
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Editing with ArcGIS Silveright

I am using the ArcGIS Silverlight API to edit data in an ArcSDE SQL Server geodatabase. I have been told that any editable feature classes must be registered as versioned in ArcCatalog before they ...
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ArcGIS Editor Toolbar

Does anyone know how to change the properties of a vertex to keep 3 places after the decimal place? My problem is when I go to draw a line and snap to a point, the properties of the line I am drawing ...
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Ways to change ArcMap 10 editing tool back to ArcMap 9.3 version

I'm trying to get used to using ArcGIS 10, but in the meantime I still need to actually get work done. I stumbled across a way to change the editor tool from its 10 version back to the 9.3 version ...
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How to merge two 'incompatible' polygon layers in ArcGIS?

I have two layers of polygons with administrative boundaries. Although they come from the same data provider, they seem to have small discrepancies and do not 'fit' each other. How could I merge ...
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Troubleshoot editing features in feature dataset with ArcMap / ArcSDE Oracle

I am having trouble editing a feature class that is in a feature dataset. We have added just the single feature class as a layer in ArcMap and are using the "Start Editing" function on the Editing ...