I am using MapInfo.

I mistakenly vectorised some building on my water layer, is there any way I can fix this by moving the buildings in the water layer into the Buildings layer?

It was so tedious and doing it all over is not desirable.

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  • Your question in its current state is not understandable. Please consider adding more information. – Devdatta Tengshe Mar 23 '15 at 11:35
  • Also consider splitting your question into two separate questions as they don't seem to be related – Peter Horsbøll Møller Mar 23 '15 at 13:42
  • There is probably an easy way to do what you want... but you'll need to add more details to get a sensible answer. We don't know anything about your layers, or the data (if any) attached to the lines/polygons. It sounds like you have two layers/tables. How many 'buildings' are we talking about? 2? 400? 8000? Is your question basically about whether you can copy lines from one layer and paste into another (yes you can)? – Rostranimin Mar 24 '15 at 9:59

The simplest way to do this is to make your Buildings layer editable. Then, select the buildings from the Water Layer. Then copy the buildings (CTRL-C) and paste (CTRL-V). Because your buildings layer is editable, they will paste into that layer.

Save the Buildings layer.

Then, you can delete the buildings from the Water layer.

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  • This would work assuming the two tables have an identical data structure. I think that's unlikely to be the case with a buildings and a water layer; I can't see that they would hold similar information. Copying and pasting between two different table structures is likely to leave you with a bit of a mess in the attributes table... If possible I would revert any changes, or go back to the original data, and start again. Just make sure you make the right table editable! – T_Bacon Mar 30 '15 at 8:25
  • Thank you! That was so cool, I will figureout how to edit my attribute data correctly! – vncho Mar 31 '15 at 17:44
  • @T_Bacon, as he was just digitising it is unlikely there were any useful attributes so a copy paste should be a suitable option. – Fezter Mar 31 '15 at 19:37

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