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I have a single band, 8-bit, unsigned integer tif (National Land Cover Data). When I view it in Arcmap 10.4.1, I am given the opportunity to also view it's attribute table:

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However, when I view this same tif in QGIS 2.16.3, there is no option to open the attribute table:

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With QGIS I can also load the tif's .dbf file, which contains the attribute data, but I don't see how to join that to the tif.

In summary, how do I view a tif's associated attribute data?

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    AFAIK, this functionality is not yet implemented in QGIS. This (old) post is still valid : Accessing raster attribute table in QGIS?
    – ArMoraer
    Nov 19 '16 at 21:05
  • @ArMoraer Thanks for the link. It shows that it's been a feature request for over 5 years. Is there any way that I could up-vote the request to something more urgent than "nice to have"? Who makes that determination, anyway?
    – Stu Smith
    Nov 19 '16 at 22:59
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    Stu - here's a good summary: nyalldawson.net/2016/08/…
    – ndawson
    Nov 20 '16 at 8:25