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

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Removing space between multipart polygon in QGIS 3?

I am looking for an efficient method to edit and remove the space between multipart polygons in QGIS 3. I have an example below which should hopefully be clear: Multipart polygon Final result I ...
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Why does Modify Vertices seem to fail for no reason in ArcGIS Pro?

I could be working on a project for a while, between two maps and having no trouble modifying features. Then suddenly I will try to adjust the vertices on a line, and I get an error message: modify ...
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Seeking QGIS equivalent for ArcGIS route editing tools?

In ArcGIS Desktop I frequently use the route editing Tools for line features and I was wondering if the same or similar tools exist in QGIS as well. I couldn't find them so far. With "create route" ...
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Seeking tutorials online explaining how to draw squares (having specific length) in QGIS?

I need to produce in QGIS a square having a specific dimension (1km x 1km). First I created a new polygon layer, but when I start editing through the Advanced editing tool, the program crashes. I ...
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QGIS 3.4. project file editing

How can I edit a QGIS project file so that it would open, save and edit data from given folder and save the results for different directory? Kind of like MapInfo's Wor. file. I read from QGIS ...
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Importing editor toolbar in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

Is it possible to import editor toolbar in ModelBuilder of ArcGIS? Basically I want to get coordinates of points on a shapefile (line) by randomly selecting, say 10 vertices and then using sketch ...
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Measure Line while editing in Edit Mode (Workaround?)

It's unfortunate that QGIS does not allow the use of the Measure Line tool while activiely editing something with Add feature or Vertex tool. As soon as one of the latter tools are switched on the ...
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ArcMap losing selection of asset features?

I am currently working through asset updating and wondering why this is happening. Scenario: I've selected more than 50 of the same feature class poly-lines. Now I edit to add photo numbers from an ...
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Freehand editing in QGIS

Is there a way to cut polygons in QGIS using freehand tool? Unfortunately Freehand Editing tool in QGIS 2.x does not provide such functionality. There is a tool for cutting polygons with standard ...
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Re-shaping edit widget does not work on all web applications in ArcGIS Online?

I have generated a web application which enables tabular and spatial data to be edited (in ArcGIS Online) My process consists of uploading the layer by publishing a service, enabling the layer to ...
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Unable to save shapefile edits in QGIS? [closed]

I'm unable to save any shapefile edits (polygon, point, line) using QGIS. I have tried multiple versions including 3.4 and 3.8. I have tried removing all installed plugins. I have tried new projects, ...
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Updating multiple vector points at once with vertex editor in QGIS?

I have a series of points in .shp format arranged in lines over an area, which I've used the 'regular points' tool to generate. In some of the lines, I want to decrease the spacing of the points so ...
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QGIS 3.4 losing edits after saving [duplicate]

I have constant problems in saving edits in QGIS. I have seen this behaviour with multiple geometry types, namely polygons, multipolygons and points. Say that I want to update a value in one cell of ...
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Esri file geodatabase data migrated to PostGIS through FME becomes non-editable in QGIS

I loaded a layer (point) from Esri file geodatabase to PostGIS (PostgreSQL) using FME and when I load it in QGIS, I cannot edit the layer. Am I missing any step in FME data migration process? I used ...
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Disabling the editing option in arcgis.com pop-ups?

I am the owner/administrator of an arcgis.com web map containing feature points with pop-ups. How do I disable the editing option from the pop-up window? (see image below) I unchecked attribute ...
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Splitting lines: Options for managing IDs and related records

I have roads in a feature class (Oracle 10.3 geodatabase). Roads are split into separate lines where they intersect. This is an established business rule that cannot be changed. Each road has ...
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Interactive tool for editing TIN data

I created TIN to generate DTM using Mass points from Lidar data and river data that I made from stereoplotting. TIN results show there are several locations where the river elevation floats. So I have ...
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Making rhomboid with user defined angle in ArcMap?

I need to capture some buildings in ArcMap 10.3. It works fine for perfectly rectangle buildings, but whenever some location has buildings with an angle like a rhomboid then it became very time ...
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Does CARTO Airship provide a feature for widget attribute editing?

CARTO Builder allows users to edit feature attributes directly from the map building and editing interface. Does Airship offer the same function?
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Moving dimension text in ArcMap?

I am labeling a 2-D area with several intersecting dimension labels, and I would like to move the dimension text ('512.64 ft') over to the sides of the polygon to make it easier to interpret. ...
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QGIS automatic editing: create point at start and end nodes of polylines

For network consistency issues every polyline in layer A must have a point in layer B at start and end nodes. Lately we've realized our network editors usually forget to add this points to layer B so ...
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QGIS edit toggle does not work with ANY layers I bring in (as shapefile)

I bring in polygon as Shapefiles and they display, I can select, all looks well. However the toggle edit is ALWAYS greyed out. If I make a new layer with features in it, the toggle edit is fine. ...
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Features disappear during editing in ArcMap?

I'm having a problem with editing features within a file geodatabase. After drawing a feature and saving it, the feature will disappear from the data frame and the attribute table simultaneously. If I ...
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Adding Polygon to shapefile of particular area from Excel?

I have Excel data in which polygon number is given, in correspondence to that there is particular Area given. I have 5000 to these entries. Now in the shape file, we have to edit every polygon and add ...
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Load .osm changefile to my local database

I've successfully created a local tileserver on Ubuntu 18.04, now I need to edit the map I've uploaded on database. I created my own .osc change file from openstreetmap editor's iD and I need to put ...
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Can you save a project using an ArcGIS Online Web App as a user without an account?

Once I make my web app publicly accessible, is there a way for users to save a project they're working on? For example, an agricultural planning adviser is making a map of a farm they're visiting. ...
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Undoing Operation while editing in ArcMap with Python Add-ins?

Using ArcPy Add-ins, I can issue a message, but I don’t understand how to cancel or undo deleting an object. Is it possible? class ControlUniq(object): """Implementation for addin1_addin....
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Editing start vertex of multiple elements synchronously using QGIS?

I have 20 or so sight line elements (2-vertex lines) which have their start vertex at a single point - a point element in another layer. If I move that start point, how can I move all 20 concurrent ...
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Extra vertices being added to polyline during ArcMap editing of shapefile?

I have a layer of multiple polylines each of which had some vertices. While editing vertices in ArcMap 10.5.1, all lines have become features with too many vertices. Does anyone know what is the ...
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Don't allow to save edits in the table untill the field will be populated in ArcGIS with pythonaddins

I have a table and some fields there(OBJECTID, UN_ID, for example).Table is not empty. how to prevent an edit session from stopping or saving until the field will be filled. I wrote an extension ...
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Recover lost polygons from shapefile in QGIS

I've committed a newbie error it seems in GQIS with a polygon shapefile. I wanted to remove about 15 of the 210 polygons, and put those 15 in another file. I made a duplicate of the polygon ...
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Adding vertices at a centerline node not working in QGIS3

I've recently installed QGIS 3.4. Earlier today, my vertex tool showed a virtual node at the center of line segments (as it should with the new node tool). This is no longer showing while editing the ...
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Limit users' editing privileges by attribute and role

I have a feature class in an Oracle 12c geodatabase. The feature class has a type column. The column has a coded domain. I would like to limit user's ability to edit the features based on the type ...
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Editing multiple feature classes contained in feature dataset using ArcMap?

I have two feature classes contained inside a file geodatabase feature dataset. One is point and one is polygon. When I turn on editing mode for one of them, the other is editable as well. Assuming ...
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Snapping to vertex plane while editing in ArcMap?

Occasionally when I edit a new polygon feature I want to finish one side of it exactly where it meets the plane of an existing vertex of another feature (in order to create a 90 degree angle to that ...
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Using Join Field more than once in ArcGIS Pro ModelBuilder?

I have a model where I'm trying to aggregate the zonal sums of a set of ~30 rasters into attributes on a shapefile of country boundaries. Ideally my model would create a new field in the country ...
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New records not showing

I am trying to edit a layer that's stored in a file geodatabase on a shared server. While editing, the "General function failure" message appeared for said layer and a number of the features ...
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Snapping to sketch' vertices while editing in QGIS?

I'm trying to digitize buildings in QGIS and encountered a problem: after digitizing several vertices in a sketch, I want to place my final vertex in accordance with the first one - i.e 'square and ...
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Unable to edit data in feature dataset? [closed]

When I click on Start Editing button following error occurs: Could not edit the data in the folder or database you selected. The featureclass is currently in load-only mode. What do I need to do ...
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Voronoi Diagram on a given polygon using QGIS

I am trying to create a Voronoi Diagram on a specific polygon, but there is some issue when dealing with edges. Here is how I do it: Preparing the points for Voronoi and the polygon for the diagram ...
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Buffer option not available to select in Editor menu of ArcMap?

I need to use the Buffer in the Editor menu of ArcMap, but it is unavailable. What is the problem?
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Cannot rollback changes when adding features to QGIS layer

I am testing a script that add features from one *.shp file to another. But also I need to wait for user to save or discard changes. But it seems that adding features from script using dataProvider() ...
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Unable edit anything in geodatabase using ArcMap?

I'm using ArcMap 10.5.1. A client sent me a geodatabase (Project.gdb) and asked me to update/add shapefiles and information in the attribute tables. I can start Editing but shapefiles in the ...
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My work closed and now I cannot see the Temporary Scratch Layers [duplicate]

This is my first project on QGIS 3.6.1. Over night my computer restarted and updated itself closing my QGIS work.. I created two separate Temporary Scratch Layers and frequently saved it on my ...
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Morphing Polygons using ArcMap? [duplicate]

We recently migrated from ArcMap 9.3 to 10.6.1. Since migrating we are experiencing issues with polygons changing after we hit finish sketch. This usually happens when there are curves or indents ...
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AutoCAD Map/Civil 3D Feature Data Object (FDO) layer displays but is no longer editable

Just over a week ago, one of our main GIS layers became uneditable. Our GIS layers are connected to AutoCAD Civil 3D (Fig.3) via an SQL Server Spatial Connection in the Task Pane. We were able to edit ...
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Using feature templates for other layers than original to change target layer in ArcMap?

I was wondering if there is, in ArcMap 10.6, any way to use feature templates in a different layer than the one they where created for. I have around 10 layers with similiar atribute tables (same ...
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Open a mutliband raster, edit values in one of the bands, and overwrite the raster using Python/Rasterio?

I have numerous multiband rasters (36 band) in which preserving the band order is important for future processing. One of the bands often contains erroneous data and I'd like to be able to change all ...
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Updating Georeferenced Imagery?

I created a photomerged aerial image in Photoshop and i need to update a small section but, don't want to georeference the entire thing all over again. How can i replace the imagery? I am not ...
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What would cause editing capability difference for same geodatabase connections?

In ArcMap 10.5.1, from Computer 'A', I am receiving a 'no editable feature layers' error when trying to edit feature class 'X' that is in a SQL Server Geodatabase. However, I am able to edit feature ...