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

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Automatically update field value in one column based on change to another column in same table?

When editing I want to be able to change the attributes of one field and upon doing this allow for the automatic update of another field in the same attribute table. Essentially I have one layer ...
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Why does ArcMap edit session show different vertex count on feature than arcpy/ ArcToolbox

I am looking at features in an ArcSDE geodatabase via ArcMap. The feature shows to have four vertices by viewing the vertices in the map and by looking at the sketch properties. However if I run a ...
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How to use OpenLayers to collect data by CrowdSourcing?

I'm currently making my first steps in OpenLayers, trying to build a page showing a map where people can add data, which is then saved back in our database. (Background: Mapping of the distribution ...
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Is it possible to edit Delimited Text Layers in QGIS?

GIS beginner here... I have a tab-delimited text file that I'm importing into QGIS just fine. But I try to edit the attribute table, the little pencil-looking button is grayed out, and it's not ...
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How to clean gap between two polygon?

I have a problem two layers, parcel and polygon, when I do create new building along side parcel it produces a gaps between parcel and building along the side, how can I clean this gab or how to avoid ...
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How to add automate values to attribute field?

I have parcel, Buildings layers, without any information attribute table, and i want to replace "NULL" values with numbers form 1 to 2000, in "Parcel ID", or "Building ID" field thank you.
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Polar grids in ArcGIS

I am looking automate the creation of a polar grid shapefile (polygon). I am currently creating this in a many-step editing process, starting from a concentric buffer. Here is how I think I should be ...
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Why is a Shape polygon file not editable?

I received a .shp polygon file. When I choose the edit toggle tool in QGIS the little red X's appear as expected. Then when I try to edit the polygons such as add a polygon all seems to go well, when ...
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Draw the interested point on the map and save the point attribute to OpenGIS database

I am looking for a map solution can help me pinpoint the wireless route location on my organization's indoor map. I have an indoor map server on which Geoserver is running. I have found an example ...
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Permanently setting polygon/polyline segment length using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to create a several hundred polygons in ArcGIS 10, each of which may have up to several hundred vertices. For consistency sake I would like each line segment in these polygons to be of a ...
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How do I create a leader line for a label in my bar graph in ArcMap?

I am displaying a bar graph of various tornado watches and warnings along with the actual tornado touchdowns themselves. Since the tornado touchdowns are such a small number compared to the large ...
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Correcting gaps and overlapping polygon (parcels) geometry

I have come across a resource that we rely upon almost daily that is in terrible need of repair. It is not our own product and the supplier is generally not interested in fixing the problem. We are ...
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How to create a hole in a polygon in QGIS?

I'm trying to use the tool "delete ring" in order to create a hole in a polygon. The geometry of the hole is another feature of the same shapefile I cannot manage to delete the part of the polygone. ...
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Is there a Rotate Tool in QGIS?

I can see the move tool. But coming across versions, i did not see any Rotate tool in Quantum GIS. As a hardcore feature editor myself, i have found it rather difficult. Am i missing something ...
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Editing file geodatabase without using tools from Esri?

I am looking for a tool (Python library etc.) that would allow me to edit a file geodatabase without Esri software? It is possible?
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How to edit several layers simultaneously?

I have the land occupation of an area and a layer for each year : 2005-2006-2007-2008...2010. Theses are polygons. There is errors on layers which are common to all of them. For instance: There's a ...
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How to create text label of different scales?

I would like to create a different type of map in ArcMAp.I would like to present the frequency of some words. So the dimension of the word (maybe even the color) would symbolize its frequency. I ...
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GeoServer WFS OpenLayers EditingPanel Problem

I'm trying to use OpenLayers to edit features of vector data served from a local geoserver. So far, I'm able to pull WMS and WFS layers using OpenLayers from the same geoserver. But now, I'd like ...
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How to add attribute data up?

Sorry if this question is too simple/easy for you guys, but I'm still learning QGIS and pretty much teaching myself where I can. Is there a way to add data from 2 columns into one new column inside ...
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Modify feature: moving or change the shape

When the user make some edit on features on ArcMap, the user can make some changes like moving the feature ,edit the attribute or change the shape. how could i know if the user move the feature or ...
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How to prevent the user from moving the feature?

I want to prevent the user from moving the feature in ArcMap when editing. I used OnChangeFeature event but it does not work. void m_editEvents_OnChangeFeature(IObject obj) { ...
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OpenLayers DrawFeature override double click

Can anyone explain how I can ovveride the dblclick event when I'm using an OpenLayers.Control.DrawFeature? I see there is parameter in the constructor for handlerOptions - Used to set non-default ...
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How to cancel the edit session?

I want to prevent the user from starting an edit session under certain conditions. How can I do that? void m_editEvents_OnStartEditing() { // Code }
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Digitize by User Input by Distance and Length in QGIS

I was wondering if anyone knows a way to digitize a line or polygon by user entered distance and length. This is an option in ArcMap, but I would like to be able to do this in QGIS. Thanks, Ryan
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How to Edit Reference Styles in ArcMap 10

Within the Symbol Selector > Referenced Styles How does one edit (rename, delete, etc.) the referenced styles? Clarification: I don't mean changing the look of the symbol using the "Edit Symbol" ...
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Unable to edit data in an ArcSDE geodatabase

I'm dealing for the first time with an ArcSDE geodatabase so I'm facing simple problems to you. ESRI help wasn't of much help (to a begginer at least). I can't edit my data in ArcMap, most probably ...
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Is it possible to lock a single feature from editing in ArcObjects?

We're developing an ArcMap addin. Now we need a way to lock a feature from editing/deleting. Is this possible with ArcObjects or do we have to create our own implementation of locking? Example: User ...
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Recalculating full extent of File Geodatabase feature class?

I have a featureclass in an Esri file geodatabase. When I edit the features using the editor in ArcMap, and I delete most of my features and keeping only the ones in the middle, the zoom to layer ...
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Many-to-Many relationship class table- automatically fill in?

Is there a way that the table of a many-to-many relationship class can automatically be filled in without me selecting the elements connected? So far I am using this method: ...
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Editing represetation question

I'm new with editing so I need help. I have several lines (one feature class) which share the same location (cables) but I want to represent them as lines that are next to each other because they have ...
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How to split a vector in equal smaller parts in QGIS or similar?

i want to divide a shapefile with many tiles into a lot of smaller tiles. I am searching for a smart solution, because manual edits are out of questions Anyone can help or know a nice function?
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Editing PostGIS/GeoServer data via web?

I've got PostGIS installed and would like to create a web application to do some simple edits: Draw manually (over a Basemap) points, lines and polylines, using snapping points (points, end of ...
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editing existing lines

I have a quick editing question. I have a main line (street) from which I want to extend other small lines to reach some points (manholes), but I want to keep just one feature (the main line). I ...
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Why can't I edit KML/GML layers?

Newbie here confused by my first experience in QGIS I have a handful of lines defining a bike route. Originally they were saved in a .gml file and later translated into .kml so they could be viewed ...
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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 ...