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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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ArcGIS Attribute Subdomain?

Is there a way to create attribute subdomains in ArcGIS with clauses? For example, if I'm editing a line feature class of pipes, I create a domain for the pipe type to be either plastic or metal. I ...
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How to collect data via WFS and Popup

I have a map with a WFS-Layer and I am able to add Polygons to my data stored in a PostGIS-database, served with Geoserver (Openlayers, Geoserver 2.1.4, PostGIS 2.0 for PostgreSQL 9.1).) How can I ...
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ArcGIS Fill Editing Tool

Is there a way to fill while editing in ArcGIS? You know similar to the popular paint tool, where an enclosed area is filled with a colour. I'd like to fill an enclosed area (enclosed by poly lines ...
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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 PostGIS and QGIS provide dependable multi-user editing?

After considering a few options, I'm trying to give my 15-20 QGIS 2.2 users the ability to concurrently view/edit one or two basic point PostGIS layers, largest one has just 16,000 records. I've ...
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How to randomly subset X% of selected points?

What methods are available in ArcGIS 10.2 to randomly subset a selection of points. For example, in the attached screenshot I am interested in keeping 20% of the selected points and deleting the ...
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How do I remove the orthoimage layer from the new USGS GeoPDF topo maps?

I would like to remove the orthoimage layer from a USGS Topo GeoPDF map. I have Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, but can't find a way to delete a layer. I've tried setting the layer to "Never export" then ...
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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 Read Only nature of SQLite support in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2 documented?

I've recently started creating SQLite geodatabases using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2 with both ST_GEOMETRY and SPATIALITE storage data types and was impressed by how easy this was to do. I then tried to ...
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How to fill a hole in a multi-polygon layer on QGIS 2?

I need to fill a hole in a multi-polygon layer on QGIS 2.0. I've set the snapping option for the layer as follows : mode: to vertex and segment tolerance 4 pixels avoid intersection "enabled" ...
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How does one modify selected geometry with a function in qgis python console?

My example use-case is that I want to redistribute vertices along lines as in: Redistribute linestring vertices to specified distance How to create points in a specified distance along the line in ...
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Why can't I edit attribute table imported through 'text as layer'

I imported the coordinates from an Excel table. They show as single points as intended. Now I want to add columns to the attribute table, but I'm not able to edit it. I wanted to import the following ...
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QGIS - split polyline

I need to create a shapefile with crossed streets. I can't split the lines to number each segment with the house number ranges.
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How to edit using a WFS service, without showing it on the map in OpenLayers?

I have a service with about thousand points. I wish to enable the user to edit the attributes of the features. Since there are so many points, I don't want to display them as a vector layer (using ...
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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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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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Divided road segments from XTools Pro need unique, informative IDs

I can divide segments with my road using XTools Pro, but I want to give a useful identifying number to each segment. For example: If D100 road has been divided into 20 segments, the segments must ...
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How to create a series of points along multiple polylines at once in ArcMap 10

I have a series of polylines that represent linear vegetation (shelterbelts, etc). I need to convert these to a series of points equally spaced in order to add them to a different shapefile that ...
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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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Merging polygons which have different coordinate system with map coordinate system?

in order to merge the polygon I go to editor tool and then select merge, however in my case when I want to edit it is giving me this statement" the layers are in a different coordinate system than the ...
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What is the best web editor and server for postgis?

I'm looking for a web editor (similar to openstreetmap) that works with an map Server (postGIS). This should permit edit and create new structures on map. What is the best option? Can you help me? ...
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Version editing for Postgresql 9.2.4 / postGIS 2

Background: I am "building" a GIS with PostgreSQL 9.2.4 / PostGIS 2 as the database and QGIS 1.8.0 as the geographic application. There will be multiple users accessing, editing and viewing the data ...
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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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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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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 improve drawn shapes in Quantum-GIS?

I have a polygon-shape in qgis-1.7.0 and want to fix overlays and gaps between the edges of adjacent polygons. See image below. Is there any automated way to do this in quantum-gis? Or any other ...
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How to manually edit point coordinates in QGIS?

Is there a tool for shapefiles or a QGIS plugin available, which will enable me to edit the coords of a point manually ? ("tool" -f1 "Tsunami Gauge"-move x1.abcdef -to x2.ghijkl) I do have ...
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Design question: what's the role of WFS-T in this kind of webapp?

I have more experience in "traditional" (Java EE) webapp development, and I am trying to figure out a decent design for a mapping web application. My application has a map, and users can see and edit ...
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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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Does QGIS attribute edit form support “relationship” data?

Consider I have a geometry table having one-to-many relationship with a no-geometry table. When I create a feature (geometry), I would like to be able to add the relative no-geometry table data in the ...
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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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Turn Popups On/Off in ArcGIS Online Webmap via Javascript API Web Application

I am writing my first ArcGIS Javascript API web map application and consuming a web map authored in ArcGIS Online. The ArcGIS Online web map apparently does most of the work for me in terms of ...
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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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Using arcpy.da.editor on a transactional version raising errors [duplicate]

I've run up against a wall trying to get an edit session to work on a version. These are the scenarios Ive gone through in the code and their error mesages: Setting up an edit session not as a ...
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Using 'construct points' on all lines in a shapefile (arcpy)

I need to use the editing tool 'Construct Points' on several shapefiles that each have ~1300 polylines. I need to do this to create points every 1km along each of the polylines, which represent the ...
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How many interior and exterior rings can a polygon have in a standard ArcGIS shapefile?

working with GDAL/OGR library and studying these two slides about geometries and vector data in the OGR library: slide 1 slide 2 I found that a polygon can have an exterior ring and lots of ...
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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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How to add a point to existing attribute record, rather than edit attributes of an existing point?

I'm using ArcGIS 10 to create point data. Normally I would start an edit session, select point as a construction tool, click where I want a point to be, and then go in and edit the attributes. Say I ...
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How to edit attribute tables using Python/ArcPy?

I am new to Python, so sorry for such a trivial question. There is a shapefile (let's call it Structures.shp) and the script I'm writing needs to update the value of only one record in only one field ...
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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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How do you remove isolated roads from a bigger network?

I'm trying to perform an OD Cost Matrix calculation on a set of points using a road network from OpenStreetMap data. The network contains lots of roads that don't connect to the rest of the network. ...
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How to create a printable data sheet when using edit widget “value realtion” in QGIS 2.0?

I created a spatiaLite Database with a point layer (every point is a tree). Additional I created several tables to fill the columns of the spatial layer with attributes using the editing widget “value ...
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Incremental “auto save” in ArcMap edit session

Is there any way to add automatic incremental saving to ArcMap 10.1 editing sessions? I found this script for 9.x but it doesn't seem to work with the newer versions. I'm looking for a script or add ...