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

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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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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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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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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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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 obvious?...
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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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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 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 rest....
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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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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 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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Web-mapping with editing capabilities? [closed]

I'm embarking on a new web map project that seeks to display simple geometries (lines, points, polygons) and rasters/basemaps. Ideally, the map will also allow authorized users to add/remove/edit ...
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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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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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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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PostgreSQL trouble editing points / lines / polygons in QGIS

I have a problem with postgresql and QGIS : I can add points/lines/polygons and fillup field But I can't : delete points/lines/polygons modify points/lines/polygons (move or modify field) ex : ...
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“Node tool: could not snap to a segment on the current layer” message

I have a strange issue. Editing a layer with node tool I get always the following message: "Node tool: could not snap to a segment on the current layer." This error happens to me even with a fresh ...
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Creating Layer for Selected Features, then Moving it using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a frustrating problem with ArcGis 10.1. I rarely use this so don't really understand what is wrong. In an edit session I select a polygon. I would like to 'Create Layer for Selected Features'. ...
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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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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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Documenting inability to Start Editing SQLite geodatabase layers in ArcMap?

I've recently started creating SQLite geodatabases using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop 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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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 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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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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Making shapefile Read-Only to ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do you make the shapefile a Read-only so the client can not make any edits using 10.2.2 ArcGIS. It is not within a geodatabase, just a stand alone shapefile. I am using Windows 8
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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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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 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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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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Set a split policy/rule on a field without domain in ArcMap

Can you define a split policy or split rule on a field without a domain? When a domain is involved, you can set the default value of the field and chose a rule for when a feature is split or merged. ...
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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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Snapping one vector layer to another

Is there anyway to snap one set of vectors to its nearest neighbor vector in another feature class? For example, I have a road feature class and a feature class of bridges and I want to snap the ...
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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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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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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 F/...
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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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What's role of WFS-T in 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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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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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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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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How to check via Arcpy if ArcMap is currently in an edit session or not?

I've created a Python add-in button that helps speed up my coworkers workflow by copying one feature class attribute to another. It uses the arcpy.UpdateCursor function to update a row in the target ...
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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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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"