Acronym for Structured Query Language. A syntax for retrieving and manipulating data from a relational database.

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Is it possible to run an arcpy execute SQL method without connecting to any database or server?

I want to simply process a layer by writing a tool script in a toolbox without having to connect any database, so I think I may have to set up a workspace environment in ArcMap, but I'm not sure if I ...
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How to use %value% (from For iterator) in SQL expression of Calculate Field in ModelBuilder?

I have a shapefile with data of fish specimens and the coordinates where they were tagged for research purposes. One of the fields in the attribute table of these shapefiles is the fish length in ...
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What expressions for QGIS field-calculator?

I do not understand what language I have to use in field-calculator and labels on QGIS: SQL or Python? And where I can find the possible script/expressions to use? in the image you can see the ...
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How to label features in QGIS using SQL statement?

In QGIS, I can't seem to find a way to define the features that I want to label using a SQL query? Is this possible? For example, I downloaded the OSM Natural shapefiles, and a lot of those features ...
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PostGIS - improving sql statement

I've managed to create the below statement that creates a table based on a point in polygon query. However it creates a column that gives a true/false value which I then delete out all the f values ...
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Why is Spatialite showing dates in MM-DD-YYYY format?

I have a table with a dates column that is formatted in MM-DD-YYYY format, as shown in SQL SELECT statements. I'm using Qspatilite (QGIS 1.8) and Spatialite GUI. When I ORDER BY the date column it ...
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Using String Functions (LEFT, RIGHT, MID) in Select By Attributes against a File Geodatabase using ArcMap 10

I finally (albeit reluctantly) made the switch from a personal geodatabase (pGDB) to a file geodatabse (fGDB) not too long ago. The main reason it took so long to switch has to do with how Select by ...
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ArcGIS - Create a join based on multiple fields

I have two feature classes in a File Geodatabase that I would like to join based on multiple fields. I've searched this site and Google and all I have come up with was to use the Make Query Table ...
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ArcGIS Select Analysis using Unique Values from Field

I am trying to create separate shapefile using Select analysis with ArcPy by doing an SQL query to create them based on a unique value from the field. I want to create a list of the unique values in ...
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Check if an object is empty in mapbasic

I have mapbasic code that manipulates the obj-column in a point-table. Some rows doesn't have any geometry so the obj-column is empty. My question is how to check if there is no object? All the ...
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Edit SQL Server table (not registered with geodatabase) with arcpy

I am trying to update some rows in a SQL Server database table (not registered with geodatabase) with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor. However, when running the deleteRow(), I get the error return without ...
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How to Calculate length of polyline geometry for several tables in PostGIS?

PostGIS database contains several geometry (polyline) tables (with names "D1_r", "D2_r", "D3_r"). I calculate length for one "postgis layer" use request: SELECT ...
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SQLServer generating invalid WKT

I am a GIS novice using SQL 2008, with C# and the NetTopologySuite WKTReader type to work with some geometries. I have some data which I have been able to save into the database but when I read back ...
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Selecting points not snapped

I have a point layer and a polyline layer. I want to select all points in the point layer that are not snapped to a vertex in the polyline layer. How can I accomplish this? I'm using MapInfo and ...
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Select by attributes - records with the largest attribute value

Using 'Select By Attributes' how can I select records from a shapefile database table where a numeric field contains the largest value. Need to use MAX function or something like that but can't get ...
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Is there a way to update the attribute table of a feature class with a query?

I have a layer with multi-polygon feature classes for states and provinces. The shape area for some features classes is < 0 causing the label to be position in odd locations. It seems that the ...
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PostGIS intersection function

I have a problem with intersection function. I built my query following http://manual.linfiniti.com/en/postgis/geometry.html, 5.7 section. I made my clip object, a red linestring frame: But after ...
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SQL statements on a Geodatabase

I have converted a shapefile into a geodatabase which I use for geocoding via the ILocator interface. It has the extension (.mdb) and contains address fields with a point which is stored as a long ...
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New attribute creation using ogr and regex

I've got a folder full of dxf files with elevation values included as part of a long text attribute. I've written a regex expression to extract the elevation value, and would like to add it as a new ...
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Change polygon “handedness” for SQL 2008

I have a few hundred shapes (polygons and multipolygons) each consisting of tens of thousands of points that I am trying to get into SQL 2008. Unfortunately, the shapes I have tried to import are ...
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Get Spatial Table Information Oracle Spatial

How can I get the tablename, Srid and GeometryType of all spatial tables in Oracle(I use 11g)? In postgis, I can do something like select f_table_name,srid,type from public.geometry_columns order by ...
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raster2pgsql: Strange error when creating a table

Hi GIS Stackexchange people, When I try to load a asc file into my psql setup, I get a strange error message. I have created the sql input file via raster2pgsql -s 4236 -I -C -M gis_data.asc -F ...
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Proximity query approach

Let's say that I have two tables in PostGIS, tracks and cities, each table has two columns, in both cases the columns are called name and way, name is a string, way is a geometry. I want to retrieve ...
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ESRI File Geodatabase - Trying to use CURRENT TIME in Definition Query

Is it me, or are the date functions in the file geodatabase a total nightmare. Anyway, I am trying to set up a fairly simple definition query that contains a subquery with a date comparison. My ...
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How to write a SQL WHERE Clause using Multiple Choice values in FME?

I published a parameter which is of Choice Multiple type. I wish to use values from this parameter for WHERE Clause when Reading Inputed Data in the begin of Workbench. So there is no problem if I ...
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Reading Coded Domains from ArcSDE 10 RDBMS using SQL/ADO.net

I need to read ArcGIS Domain Coded Value pairs (value/description) from SQL Server / Oracle in SQL (i.e. not using ArcObjects). This is an XML field. I can get the domain definition thus select ...
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GDAL SQL syntax to add field an put values

I try to make a new field in my attribute table and put in values from another field after converting from character to integer but can't get the right syntax. I run this as shell-script in MSYS. cd ...
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is there a public street database that I can do SQL queries on?

Sorry if this isn't strictly a GIS question. I want to know if there's a public database of US streets and US States that I can simply connect to (e.g. JDBC) and run SQL queries. For example, I want ...
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Parameterizing SQL Views Geoserver

I must do a view in geoserver. I seen some example here: http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/data/database/sqlview.html. The example show the operator like for parameterizing view. Suppose, now ...
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How to query against time

I have a date-time field in a feature class which I want to query. The field has values like "2011-01-01 00:00:29". I want to query the data between the time 00:06:00 and 00:12:00. The date does not ...
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Duplicate ObjectID in ArcSDE Table

After making a check in from an arcpad AXF file, i remark that there's duplicate object ID records , this Arcsde pgsql table is versioned and edited by Axf checkins and a .net engine application. the ...
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calculate value using maximum value from different feature class

I'm trying to get the maximum numeric value from one feature class and use that value in an expression to calculate values of a different feature class. fc2.bldg_id = max(fc1.bldg_id)+1 Can this ...
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Sqlite, Python 2.7 and Spatialite

I am trying to spatially enable my sqlite database: import sqlite3 db = r'c:\temp\mydata.sqlite' conn = sqlite3.connect(db) conn.enable_load_extension(True) cur = conn.cursor() cur.execute(r"SELECT ...
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Use selected value in postgis function

How can I use the selected value from a SELECT statement in a PostGIS function. e.g. using the geom_way from SELECT geom_way FROM osm_2po_4pgr ORDER BY ST_Distance(ST_GeomFromText('POINT(21.323329 ...
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ArcMAP SQL Statement Iterate Feature Selection 'IN' 'BY' 'IS' - escape character

We have a problem when selecting Features from a Feature Class in ArcMAP 10.2 using the Iterate Feature Selection tool in Model builder Our dataset has a Attribute Field with two character codes like ...
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Triggers for delta tables

I have been facing an issue to capture the delta updates on SDE. We have written triggers on A and D tables to capture the delta updates(to capture the version name based on state id's), however I ...
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Execute SQL in File Geodatabase

Is there a way to execute SQL queries on file geodatabase from Python? I'm looking for the same functionality provided by arcpy.ArcSDESQLExecute for SDE databases. Thanks,
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What formula does SQL Server 2008 use in STDistance?

I am analyzing the accuracy of the STDistance function for geographical objects in SQL Server 2008, in order to understand its behaviour better I need to find the underlying formula. Does anyone ...
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Given a lat/long point, determine if it's land or water?

I have a PostGIS-enabled PostgreSQL 9.1 installation with the 10M physical dataset from Natural Earth imported. It's been converted to 900913, and in QGIS I can visualize the data. So the plumbing's ...
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Traversing a PostGIS table tree

I'm developing a geospatial db for a company that operates at a number of large facilities. Its primary purpose is to help staff locate themselves and equipment within each facilities' multi-storey ...
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Routing with multiple points

I am using postgreSQL, postGIS and pgrouting. Now I am really confused on how am I going to find the shortest path between multiple points. I know how to find it between two points through dijkstra ...
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Editing and Deleting Query Tables in ArcMap

How do I edit the query for a Query Table after it has been created? How do I permanently delete a Query Table? Even after I do right-click -> remove, it still appears in dropdown lists.
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Python script for constructing a WHERE clause from user input

I'm trying to construct a where clause from user input that will eventually be passed through as a SQL statement in the select tool or the select by attributes tool. I've started a script thats been ...
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Adding rows of data to a non-spatial table in ArcMap with a SDE SQL Server for Metadata purposes

I'm attempting to use several non-spatial tables to better organize the large set of feature classes I continually add to a SDE Geodatabase (SQL Server Express). So I have several tables setup and ...
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How to express not within/inside predicate in spatial database with good performance

In our application we want to express some spatial predicates as objects not within some areas, but unfortunately it has very bad performance. The following SQL is generated by our application: ...
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Geoserver WMST Date Format

There is table in SLQ-Server 2008 R2. In this table i have date column with date format like this 2006-09-08 14:39:41.000. Now i make View from this table on Geoserver side but do nothing wiht date ...
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Python SQL connection causes crash in ArcMap

I have the following code which I have striped down to just included the part that is causing a crash in ArcMap. import pymssql # Connect to the Research db using Windows Integrated Authentication. ...
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Inserting polygon centroids into an additional column in PostGIS

I'm trying to calculate the x and y centroids for a table using ST_Centroid. The documentation says that it returns the geometric center of a geometry. I first made a column X: ALTER TABLE ...
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Case sensitive query of shapefile in ArcMap 10

I am an IT guy, not a GIS guy. What I know about how to use ArcMap 10 I learned from Google. It has served me well so far. Apparently what I'm wanting to do worked in version 9, but no longer does in ...
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Select by Attributes - If string has a letter

I'm running ArcMap 10.1. I'm using a File Geodatabase. I have a string coordinate field that I want to clean and some records have letters in it (mostly 'N' or 'E' or 'n' or 'e' e.g. '6213210N' or ...