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

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Merging layer features by boundaries

I'm trying to combine the features from a layer in QGIS by distance. Basically I have the following layer with some features. I wanted to remove the small gaps (as seen in below image) between them. ...
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Adjusting angles after drawing polygon in ArcMap

I need to adjust the angles of a polygon that I've drawn in the ArcMap environment. In fact, I've converted the polyline to polygon by using data management tools and features. Now I want to modify ...
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Updating attribute field with values from list calculation using PyQGIS

I have a shapefile and I need to update a field with calculation results. In the calculation I'm iterating through two list with equal items as features of the shapefile. The sum of the list items ...
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PostGIS role limitations overcome via QGIS

I'm using PostgreSQL 14 with PostGIS extension. I've created the following role and grants create role prueba login nocreatedb password 'prueba'; grant select, references, trigger on all tables in ...
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How to make point symbols also have the number labeled inside the point?

I am trying to make a map where I have different colors for different categories of business type (retail, service, etc.), they are points on the map, but I need the point symbols to have the ID ...
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Set shortcut for ToggleEditing, save editing, Pan in QGIS python

I need to write scripts to set shortcuts for Toggle Editing, Save Editing, and Pan. I am using QGIS 3.16. Here is the code I used to set shortcut for Toggle Editing, there is no errors when I run it. ...
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Automatically activate the general tools from qgis project in script

I have a script and would like to put it in edit mode at the end so the user can start immediately. I would also like to automatically select the tool "Select Features by area or single click&...
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AssertionError when applying expression to field value with PyQGIS

I am trying create new columns in an attribute table and fill them with values with expressions using Python Console in QGIS. I successfully create the new columns but when I try to fill them, I get ...
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Fill Ring tool problem

In the help file it says "Draw a new polygon over the existing feature: QGIS adds a ring to its geometry (like if you used the addRing Add Ring tool) and creates a new feature whose geometry ...
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QGIS editing multiple point coordinates

I'm using QGIS 3.20.2 and am wondering if it's possible to edit the coordinates of multiple points? I know I can edit individual points using the vertex editor. However I'm wanting to do edits along ...
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How to set a layer automatically in edit mode and addFeature mode

I have load a new layer in my QGIS project by a processing script. At the end I would like to set the layer in edit mode and addFeature mode. Thus the user only has to set the points afterwards. from ...
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Changing the naming of a coordinate system in QGIS

For compatibility reasons with a different software I need to change the naming of a CRS in QGIS (ETRS89 / UTM zone 32N). After georeferencing a file in QGIS I would like the CRS to show up in the ...
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Editing a WMS layer

For a school project, I'd like to represent the public transport network of our city (using QGIS). I found a WMS layer from an official source, but some bus lines are missing, and others don't exist ...
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How to edit parts of a multipart feature?

In an introductory course for QGIS I stumbled over the following question: Is there a tool to easily move (/move&copy / rotate / simplyfy) only one part of a multipart feature? All tools edit the ...
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Snapping edge of one polygon to another using ArcGIS Pro

How can I snap (move and snap) the edge of a polygon (corner) to the corner of another polygon uisng ArcGIS Pro 2.9.2? Only the center of the polygon snaps to the edges/corners of the other polygon (...
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Create Polyline Features Template From Point Attribute

I am using ArcMap. I need to create a template for my digitizer to eliminate a few human errors while digitizing the polyline. The polylines will start at a single point and the numbers of polylines ...
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How to add a new point at user click while modifying an existing line or polygon geometry using Mapbox-gl-draw

I would like to have an edit option for my user to edit an existing line or polygon plotted in a map. The edit option should allow user to add new vertices where user clicks. I have tried using Mapbox-...
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Straight segment tool not working when editing in ArcMap

The straight segment tool is not working. I kept pressing right click to make it work but nothing happens. I'm working on ArcMap 10.7 .
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Exploding multipart feature if different parts are over certain distance using ArcMap

I'm using ArcMap 10.4 and working with parcel data. I'm trying to come up with a way to combine parcels owned by the same person that are close to each other, but leave parcels that are further out as ...
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Create polygon randomly finishes sketch

When I'm creating a new polygon in ArcGIS Pro, or even in ArcMap, I'll just be clicking along and it will act as if I double clicked and finished the polygon when in fact I did not. This wouldn't be ...
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Saving edits - ellipse turns into rugged polygon

I am having great problems when saving edits – whenever I create an ellipse, circle, freehand or feature with Bezier curve, it stands only until saving – then it turns into rugged polygon. Using ...
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Editing attribute table, when it's not allowing to edit the output field length

I joined two attributes making a field called "fid" to appear. Since then when I try to edit or add a field I am unable to change the output field length or the precision. I have tried ...
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How to record editors using arcpy.management.EnableEditorTracking?

I have a script that creates copies of temporary layers into a geodatabase. I want to keep track of who makes edits to the created feature classes. I have successfully used the arcpy.management....
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Edit widget-Fields-Check box multiple variables to (un)check

I'm making a treeplan with QGIS and QField. A tree has different attributes, length, hight, ... one of the attributes is the visual defects a tree can have. I'd like to use a checkbox, so I can ...
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Assigning different editing types to related layers within hosted feature layer using ArcGIS Online

In ArcGIS Online, I have a hosted feature layer containing a parent layer and several related sibling layers. I would like to assign different editing types to the parent and sibling layers (full ...
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Is there a way to update an attribute field with a hotkey?

I am examining several thousands of polygon features and use a grid to focus on every part of the area of interest. I use the Go2NextFeature Tool to jump to the grid cell when all polygon features are ...
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Strange behavior usiung QGIS Vertex Tool

I had to manually examine a polygon shapefile with > 16000 features and edit them if necessary. For this, I use the Vertex Tool. While editing, these blue transparent lines (see image 1) appear. If ...
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Trimming one polyline against another that intersects using ArcMap

Instructions for splitting a polygon at an intersecting line work fine in ArcMap 9.2. I have Open Data from Ordnance Survey and want to trim every line and polygon at a nearby North-South National ...
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How to re-enable or re-establish editing of PostGIS layer in QGIS?

So, I've lost the ability to make edits to a PostGIS layer in QGIS. I'm not sure what has changed with the connection, the only thing that I've done recently was play around with some variations on ...
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Adding shortcut key for Save layer edits in QGIS

Is there a shortcut key to save layer edits in QGIS? If not, how to create one then?
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QGIS 3.16 cursor jumps out of screen when reshaping features

when I'm reshaping features my cursor sometimes jumps out of screen (see gif). This error occurs only when clicking on certain vertices but I can't find any pattern. When I save and restart QGIS it ...
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Resizing polygon in OpenLayers

How can I resize a Polygon? I want the user to enable enlarging a polygon by clicking on it, is there a native way to achieve that?
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Editing vertices on graphic "line arrow" converts it to "freehand" using ArcGIS Pro

I am using ArcGIS Pro v2.9. Have created a layout plus a map frame with the map layers. From the Insert tab and Graphics and Text group, I added several Curved Arrow objects. The odd thing is that ...
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Adding multiple features at once using QGIS

In QGIS, I can add a new line by using the Add line Feature tool. I can also use the Advanced Digiting tool which is helpful. I want to add two line and a point in the middle of the two lines like the ...
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Attribute table disappeared in editing mode in QGIS

I have a lot of points, I started to editing with QGIS, after editing my data disappear. I do not understand the reason?
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Disable deleting of features in non-hosted feature services in ArcGIS Portal while allowing editing of current features and adding new features

When you host a feature service in Portal you can go to settings and turn on/off if features can be deleted (see below) This option does not exist when the data is referenced from a registered sde ...
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I cannot save vertex editing in QGIS 3.16

I am trying to adjust the vertex of polygons so ensure it matches the reference polygon layer. Snapping tool is ON, and tolerance is 6. However, after dragging the vertex of one polygon to the corner ...
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This data is not editable using ArcMap

Bit of a vague one this. I've got a table in an Azure SQL database, which has been enabled as a geodatabase. I'm trying to edit this, but cannot, as I keep getting the following error whenever I try: ...
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Editable default values in QGIS

In QGIS 3.22. For a vector layer, I would like to have a certain attribute (Field_A) be both editable by a user, AND automatically filled in by an expression for features that are not user-edited. ...
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Adding or editing data in PostgreSQL from ArcGIS Pro

Is it possible to edit or add data from ArcGIS Pro (2.8.3, working with .gdb files) to PostgreSQL (PostGIS enabled), without ArcGIS Server ? I already have a connection to PostgreSQL, and can see ...
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Are Mobile Geodatabases Readable and Editable using ArcGIS Field Maps

The 100.12 release notes for Android state it can Read and edit standalone mobile geodatabases We were able to sideload them to a directory within our mobile app and read and edit it in our ArcGIS ...
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Unable to edit PostGIS polygons using QGIS

I created a QGIS project and added some polygon layers from postgis database. I also saved QGIS project on PostGIS database. I am trying to edit those polygons using QGIS vertex tool but when I try to ...
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Creating circle using QGIS

In QGIS I have added the shape layer to the toolbar, but I can never seem to select the shapes. How do I create a simple circle?
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Construct Geodetic in Advanced Editing is greyed out in ArcMap

I cannot add or create a geodesic line in Construct Geodetic in ArcMap. They are both greyed out. Why would this happen?
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Collaborative Editing GPKGs with QGIS [duplicate]

Is there a way to have two users editing the same GPKG file (on different locations in the coordinates) collaboratively in a remote setting? We can also use something like a Virtual Desktop with multi-...
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"Provider error" when saving the edits done to layer in GeoPackage

By means of the QGIS 3.16.3 I have created a GeoPackage with two layers, a point layer and a polygon layer. The point layer is named "pt", with attributes: geometry, sN, sE, sS, sW, uuid. ...
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Unable to create shapefile layer, read only file system [closed]

I'm using QGIS version 3.16.4 Hannover and since I downloaded it, I haven't been able to create a shapefile layer or use any editing tools. When i try to make a shapefile it gives an error saying: ...
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Edit buttons greyed out in QGIS

I have imported GPX files from a Garmin 62s into QGIS, but the edit buttons remain greyed out despite reviewing folder permissions.
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Toggling edit mode for many layers in QGIS

How do I toggle the edit mode for many layers with QGIS 3.16 and PostGIS layers? Maybe there is a plugin or a function in the UI. I don't want to select each layer and switch the edit mode separately. ...
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Moving point feature along line to specific distance using ArcGIS Pro [duplicate]

I am on ArcGIS Pro 2.8 Is there a way to move my point feature along a line at a specified distance? Let's say I would like to move my point to the left direction at 100 Kms.
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