In GIS, Fields, also known as attributes, contain information about features.

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How to add a new column into an attribute table in ArcGIS Online?

Is it possible to add a new column in the attribute table using the ArcGIS Online version or do I have to return to my home computer and do this through QGIS? A little background to help better ...
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Field Calculator not showing some fields

When I open my attribute table, click on a column, and select Field Calculator it opens and doesn't list all of the Fields in my attribute table. Why can't Field Calculator find these Fields?
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QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak “reduced” real-type numbers. Precision problem? Bug?

I have a SHP point file created from CSV with QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak. It contains some data on noise in a certain point. When I import from CSV, it seems to be fine, but when I export to SHP and open the ...
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Adding GUID field with ArcObjects

I'm trying to add a GUID field programmatically to an existing FeatureClass using ArcObjects. Here is my code: ISchemaLock schemaLock = (ISchemaLock)ipFC; try { // A try block is necessary, as ...
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Why does this python OGR code for creating a layer and then adding a field not work?

Spot the difference! So this works... fp = "C:\\LiDAR\\MyLayer.shp" layer = "MyLayer" driver = ogr.GetDriverByName("ESRI Shapefile") data_source = driver.CreateDataSource(fp) srs = ...
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QGIS: Expression WHEN property1 = 'FOO' THEN property2 = 'BAR'

Our Foundation is adding additional properties to points. If property1 = FOO , then add property2 = BAR WHEN property1 = 'FOO' THEN property2 = 'BAR' END When I run this the ...
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How to set NULL as default value for a date field in QGIS 2.4?

In QGIS 2.4, i am unable to set the default value as NULL if i have not updated any value on date fields. Its automatically taking the current system date. I am expecting to set the default ...
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how to separate a list of features from its shapefile_

I tried to copy all features in a list of dictionaries. the code looks as follows: def iterate_features(self): feature_set = arcpy.SearchCursor(self.address) for feature in feature_set: ...
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Arcpy: calculating a field based on feature class geometry, eg 'if FC ==“POINT” calculate xy coord

I have a script that populates new fields based on user input. I would like it to also add the XY coordinates in DD if the Feature Class is a point feature, else, it moves on to the next command. I ...
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Using the Rule-based style to calculate each grid cell from overlaps

I am using the Rule-based styling properties (QGIS 2.2) to determine the colour of grid cells for a merged shapefile. Each grid cell defined by its ID may be overlapped by several layers as defined by ...
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Modifying Fields in QGIS

I'm pretty new to Quantum GIS, and I was looking to add zeros to a field I was having some trouble with. I learned through browsing a few posts here that existing fields can be modified by defining ...
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How to Invert Deleting multiple fields with delete tool in ArcGIS 10.1 SP1

I have a feature (polygon) with nearly 60 fields in it. Now I want to delete all fields except 20(or a list of) and they are not one after one, no they are somewhere in the droplist. But to select for ...
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Copy feature class to feature class in loop and a list of fields in modelbuilder

I have a several file geodatabase with seven features in it (polygon). I want to copy them to a new feature in a other empty file geodatabase (instead of deleting the fields...had same problems with ...
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finding the index of a field with its name using arcpy

I wan to extract the index of a field with its name using arcpy. it seems what I have written is so dumb. is there any simpler method with out using for-loop. import arcpy fieldList = ...
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How to derive Z-score values for a given field

I have a shapefile with an attribute field with a range of numerical values. I would like to derive z-score values for this field within ArcGIS. Any tips?
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Arcmap: a different delimiter when symbolizing “Unique values, many”?

In Arcmap 10.1, is it possible to use something other than a comma to separate the value fields when symbolizing by "Unique values, many"?
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QGIS how to add string field

I have a few point shapefiles. I want to merge them, but first give each point a certain type according to shapefile. How do I add a String field, all with the same word? (changing the field type ...
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matching up fields in different tables

I am going to attempt to explain my problem, and hopefully someone out there will have some insight/solutions/work arounds. I work for a University, and we have some utility/site people go out with ...
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Crosstable two fields of a pointfile (ArcMap)

I'd like to produce a simple crosstabulation from two fields of a point feature class. These fields contain land use class information which I'd like to compare. One option is to export a dbf and do ...
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Using the UpdateCursor to change the values in fields added with arcpy.Addfield_management

I am working with some ArcGIS data and trying to add fields using AddField_management. >>> arcpy.AddField_management("huc4","Class","TEXT") I want to populate this new field using the ...
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How do I add a field to a table using the QGIS graphic modeler?

I was wondering if anyone could help as I'm struggling to get anything out of the QGIS graphic modeler. For info I have no programming skills whatsoever. I need to be able to add a new field to an ...
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Expression to create and populate column based on filtered fields

I wanted to create a column and populate it with data based on data from other fields. If column_1 contains fields which has similar string (eg. field_1 = "Country: UK", field_2 = "Country: US", ...
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Create and immediately update field using Field Calculator

You can create fields and once created, populate them with data using the Field Calculator. But can you do both at the same time using an expression? Or must you do it in 2 steps?
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How can I exclude a field on a table from being copied?

I have a query "layer": >>> r = arcpy.MakeQueryLayer_management(r'C:\path\to\connection\file\connection.sde', 'TEST', 'SELECT T.ID AS OBJECTID, T.* FROM MY_TABLE T WHERE T.SOME_COLUMN = 1', ...
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REtrieve field info from web map services in ArcMap

I am trying to work out what fields are associated with a map service in ArcMap. The service is very slow in drawing and I wondered if it was possible to retrieve attributes associated with a layer ...
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ArcPad 10: Accessing the Geography information of a feature through ArcPad Studio (VB Script)

I am trying to access the geography feature property of a feature being edited. I need to do it programatically (in order to auto populate a field using the geography) using VB Script. I cannot seem ...
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Print out the properties of the attribute table in qgis?

I have to merge a lot of shapefiles into one great shapefile. So I want to compare the properties of the attribute tables to see if there are differences between the tableproperties of each shape ...
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Can QGIS report/calculate areas/perimeters of individual polygon components within multipart shapefile?

Can QGIS report/calculate the areas/perimeters of individual polygon components within a multipart shapefile without using the "explode" vector tool to generate a new file? using QGIS 2.2.0 on ...
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How to add field to postgres layer with PyQgis?

I'm fetching a posgtres layer with PyQgis and then I'm trying to add field with this: lyr.startEditing() lyr.addAttribute(QgsField("class", QVariant.Int)) But It is not adding the field and also ...
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QGIS grabs incorrect field values for categorized style classification

as seen in the first image, the field values QGIS returns when I attempt a 'select by expression' are values found nowhere in the field in question ('FLD_ZONE'). Instead, it returns a selection of ...
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Field format lost when exporting events layer to shapefile - long field type converted to double

I have a MS Access 2010 database with about 80 000 records in it. It is point data for animal locations. I would like to bring this into GIS and project the data into lambert conformal conic. I am ...
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Designing ArcPad Quickforms to Collect Biological Data?

I am trying to design a Quickform in ArcPad 10.2 to enable efficient capture of biological survey information in the field on a Trimble Juno 3D. I am currently investigating using the Form Creation ...
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How to add a new column in attribute table with attribute with indexes of another max-min ordered attribute field?

I've an attribute column named e.g. VALUE with different values I would like to make a column named e.g. ORDERsuch that the greatest value has the attribute 1 the second value 2 etc. etc. so order ...
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Problem in long expression in field calculator

I am trying to compute the following expression with Field calculator. The input table values are around the size of this value: 562643580,7843, and the field name (the field of destination) is: ...
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How to copy values from field to another using arcpy?

Can some one please let me know how I can do simple field calculation like Copying From "A" to "B" in ArcPy? I have found lots os example on web which they all used extra expression and they were ...
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How to delete Field From Shapefile by Arcpy [closed]

I am using the following code to delete a field from a shapefile but I am getting an error! def main(): # Import arcpy module import arcpy # Local variables: point_shp = ...
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How to Add Field Between Two Existing Field in Shapefile

Can you please let me know if it is possible to add a new Field between two existing field using ArcPy? For Example if I have "Name", "Area", fiels already in my shapefile can I add a new field called ...
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How to Change Field Name in ArcGIS 10.2

Can someone please let me know how I can change the field names (not the alias) in ArcGIS 10.2. I already found this page on ArcGIS support: "Renaming shapefile fields (Defense Mapping)" but there is ...
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Can I use a blob defined field to store more than 255 Text characters?

As the title states, i´m not sure whether I should/can use a blob field to store text. I need to increase the amount of text in a field to over 255. Is the blob the way to go?
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missing values w/ updatecursor and addfield - gp

I added a feature to my 'overloading' field update script which adds a new properly named field if there is no space left to append the value into the record. This appears to run well, however upon ...
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Field's name with numbers: why not?

I have tried to create field in TOC called with numbers with python. But, it has a problem: it couldn't do it because name's of fields are numbers. It is strange for me. When I do new field in shape ...
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Why is ArcMap deleting data from a field when I add a new one?

My copy of ArcMap 10 is acting pretty strangely. I have a shapefile and all I've done is added a new field as a FLOAT and for some reason all data in another one of my fields is being deleted! Does ...
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How to add iteration in model to join fields from several shapefiles into final one?

I have one grid (Atl1x1.shp) to which I need to add 9 Fields from 9 different shapefiles which are also grids (that is, 1 column from each shp, all with the same name). These shapefiles have the same ...
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How to check if feature class or table contains field with specific name before adding it?

Im trying to write a script that finds out if the shapefile has a specific field and if not to add the field. I get it to show me the field, but the loop goes through each field, so it would create a ...
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Russian in fieldname changing with Python in ArcGIS

Is there any way to rename fieldname in the attribute table of a layer/shapefile in ArcGIS 10.2 containing russian letters? If yes, is it possible to do it in a script?
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Python scripting for making rings from the city center

Problem description: I have two layers: 1) [Polygon] city blocks, and 2) [Point] the city center. The City blocks layer has 110,681 records. And The city center layer has just one record because ...
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Cursor Update Python Script for Multiplying Several Fields against a Ratio (Real) in ArcGis

Disclaimer: Python Neophyte, Uber-reliant on GUI, working to wean... I have a Python script for replacing multiple Field values with another table value that was graciously provided by the inimitable ...
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How to change the field value of a Shapefile using GDAL/OGR?

I am trying to change the field value of a shapefile. However it doesn't change the value. What's wrong with my code? import ogr driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('ESRI Shapefile') fn = 'dist.shp' ...
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How to use UUID Generator in Qgis 2

I try to generate a UUID (edit widget) for a vector shapefile in qgis 2 but the field value is always NULL. Does the field requirea specific datatype? I used integer. In the manual I found the info ...
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What might cause “ERROR 000728: Field <fieldName> does not exist within table” in this code?

I have seen ERROR 000728 several times and I could never figure out why it happens. Here is a snippet from my code: str_Dissolve = arcpy.Dissolve_management(Intersect_str, ...