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

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How do I remove the orthoimage layer from the new USGS GeoPDF topo maps?

I would like to remove the orthoimage layer from a USGS Topo GeoPDF map. I have Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, but can't find a way to delete a layer. I've tried setting the layer to "Never export" then ...
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Why do edits made in attribute table not show in associated layer? QGIS 1.8.0

I have compiled a heat map layer to display over a background raster map. I discovered that the heat map layer was incorrectly positioned because I had made an error in the coordinate entry fields of ...
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How to remove shapefile polygon vertex marker points in QGIS 1.8.0

I have created a shapefile layer and drawn a polygon to show the boundary of a woodland. How can I edit the polygon to remove the crosses that denote the intersection of two points on the boundary? ...
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Comparing features in GIS interface with Google Maps/Bing Basemaps - Which Co-ordinate system to use?

I want to compare some Geographic features in my data with Google maps in ArcGIS platform using a third party application. But I prefer the output to be in Local UTM cordinates. What is the best ...
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Editing between ArcGIS Desktop and older ArcSDE geodatabase

We are unable to edit feature classes in an ArcSDE 9.3.1 Versioned GDB using an ArcGIS 10.1 .mxd map. The feature classes are part of a geometric network. Previously we were able to edit feature ...
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Version editing for Postgresql 9.2.4 / postGIS 2

Background: I am "building" a GIS with PostgreSQL 9.2.4 / PostGIS 2 as the database and QGIS 1.8.0 as the geographic application. There will be multiple users accessing, editing and viewing the data ...
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How to work around "OGR-failure while deleting field 13. Invalid field index"?

this post might be related to this one: QGIS Field Calculator Results Removed When Saving Edits But there is no suitable answer for me It is not allowed to ask another time in the other post I ...
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SDE Versioned Data Editing Problem

ArcMap is telling our users that data from a certain feature dataset needs to be registered as versioned to edit. ArcCatalog is showing us that the feature dataset in the SDE is not registered as ...
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How to enter series of points along certain angle at regular distances in ArcMap?

I would like to enter a series of points along a certain angle in ArcMap. I have a UTM coordinate as a starting point, and from that I'd like to enter 10 points at a 120 degree bearing every 50 ...
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ArcScene does not update z value after edit

I measured a feature with x, y, z coordinates. It's the green point cloud below When I viewed the points in ArcScene, there was a known measurement error that I had to fix by adding 1.6 m to the Z ...
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How do I stack feature class annotation?

I have map annotation that is stored in a database (as a feature class), but that is not linked to the features. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to edit it so that I can take a label of say ...
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cutting and extending one polygon layer in function to the other layer boundaries

I'd like a methodology that can edit my vector layer, extending and cutting the features in the polygon layer "cap_agricola" within the boundary layer "sp_edr", I would like to solve this problem in ...
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Trace Tool for QGIS?

Is there any tool in QGIS that traces a line like the trace tool (Editor Toolbar) in ArcGIS? I want to draw a line and trace this line back so that I get the beginning and the end of the line at the ...
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How to split complex lines?

I want to edit some complex polylines, which I imported from my GPS. These polylines have many vertices and are selfintersecting many times. When I try to split these lines using the 'Split Features'-...
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Where to store geodata to be layered over an OSM tile map?

I'm working on a project for which most data can come straight from OSM. But some data is not relevant to OSM and will need to be stored separately then layered over the top. Probably the tiles will ...
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Why can't I select any of the tools under "edit"?

Why can't I click any of the tools under "Edit?" I want to merge selected shapefile layers together, but all of the tools under "edit" are greyed out.
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Manually editing point coordinates in QGIS

Is there a tool for shapefiles or a QGIS Plugin available, which will enable me to edit the coords of a point manually ? ("tool" -f1 "Tsunami Gauge"-move x1.abcdef -to x2.ghijkl) ...
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Incremental "auto save" in ArcMap edit session

Is there any way to add automatic incremental saving to ArcMap 10.1 editing sessions? I found this script for 9.x but it doesn't seem to work with the newer versions. I'm looking for a script or add ...
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Creating 3D lines from 3D points

Can you tell me the procedure in ArcGIS 9.3 to create 3D lines which connect the 3D points using the elevation of the points. For example, if pointA has 20 elevation and pointB has 30, then the line ...
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Checking via ArcPy if ArcMap is in edit session?

I've created a Python add-in button that helps speed up my coworkers workflow by copying one feature class attribute to another. It uses the arcpy.UpdateCursor function to update a row in the target ...
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How to hide/suppress and rename/alias fields when exporting to KML?

I have a feature class that needs to be exported to a KML file. I wonder if there is a way for me to export only some of the columns of the feature class's attribute table; some attributes are not ...
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Why are layers imported into a DB with Spatialite-Gui locked from editing?

I have a Spatialite DB which I have imported some shp files too using Spatialite-Gui. I have full read-write access to these layers via the Spatialite-Gui, however when I open these layers from QGIS I ...
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Seeking online WKT editor?

We need to do are very simple administrative boundary drawings over a (insert fav map here) via some website. Our requirements are: click to create points which then form a polygon drag existing ...
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How to edit attribute tables using Python/ArcPy?

I am new to Python, so sorry for such a trivial question. There is a shapefile (let's call it Structures.shp) and the script I'm writing needs to update the value of only one record in only one field (...
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Field within a Field - Donut Parcel?

Firstly, apologies as I'm a newbie and have only been studying GIS for a few months. I am digitising field boundaries and have a field within a field, and am wondering what the best way of ...
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Why does new feature created not snap to existing feature vertices in ArcGIS 10?

I have created a polygon feature earlier then I wanted to create points on the polygon vertices but it won't snap on top of the vertex. I wanted to know the reason why it does not snap and is there ...
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How to delete isolated pixels in ArcGIS 10.1? [duplicate]

I want to know that it is possible or not to edit the raster pixel in ArcGIS. I want to delete isolated pixel and I want to delete some pixel by manually. please tell me how can i do it manually or ...
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problem creating and editing features at extent edges

I'm in the process of creating a polyline feature layer of tectonic plates. I'm working with WGS-84 reference system, which means the extent is +-180 in lon, and +-90 in lat. In order to create the ...
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Creating curves using the Parcel Editor tool in ArcGIS 10.1

We are migrating parcel editing environments from AutoCAD to ArcGIS and I'm having trouble creating curves within a Parcel Fabric that are not tangent to lines. For example, what would be some ...
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Create point geometry in a feature class with all the attributes prepopulated

So here is the problem. I have a text file with space delimited values. A standard text file with the headings separated by spaces and then on each next line values for these headings (columns) also ...
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Can I edit shapefile while using a definition query in QGIS? [duplicate]

Is it possible to edit shapes while using a "definition query" or "query builder" in QGIS? I'm trying to do this in the same way I used to in ArcGIS. Thanks!
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Create a circle or ellipse from points

Sorry if this is basic. I have an excel sheet with lat/long in it and a field with a radius, in meters, included. I would like to create a circle or ellipse feature class around these points. ...
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Error: Objects in this class cannot be edited outside an edit session

I'm simply trying to modify the Default Editing Widget ESRI sample to show my extent and service and am noticing the following error in Firebug when trying to add a point: {"error":{"code":400,"...
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Editing ArcSDE Oracle spatial view

Can you edit an ArcSDE Oracle spatial view? By 'edit' I mean edit the geometry in the feature class, not any attributes in the joined table. Unversioned. I really had it in my head that you can, as ...
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Editing without clicking on a map - ESRI JS API

I'm looking to build a new application that allows staff to edit a service/layer. They will be inputting new survey benchmark data based on lat/long. All of the current samples I have seen on the ...
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Shorten polylines a given distance

I have a polyline dataset with lines of different lengths. I want to shorten all polylines the same distance on both ends (e.g. 10m each side). Is there a tool or script available that could help me ...
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Editing PostGIS layer from ArcGIS Desktop without Enterprise Geodatabase (ArcSDE)?

I have been working with QGIS/PostGIS for a while now, without problems, but now I have to change QGIS for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1. I am having trouble adding a layer from PostgreSQL and being able to ...
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Adjusting z values for all vertices in polylines in ArcMap?

Is there way in ArcEditor (10.0) to adjust all the vertices z values by an offset? (translate in z axis?) I have many polylines which need to be lowered (eg: subtract 1m from every vertex z-value).
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How do you split a feature using an existing line in QGIS?

Is there a way to split a feature (polygon) using an existing line (selected polyline) in QGIS?
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QGIS 1.8.0 Mac can't create ring

Can anyone spot what is wrong here? I've selected single feature, the existing rings are obvious, it's not intersecting anything (even a feature in another layer... http://johnsankey.ca/ringerror.jpg
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Downloading feature class from ArcGIS Online web map?

I'm new to ArcGIS Online (or ArcGIS.com as they're calling it now), and I'm confused as to how data is organized, and how it is accessible. I created a new map, chose Add -> Create Editable Layer, and ...
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QGIS 1.8.0 on Mac - how to cut/paste/delete?

I have a line vector layer selected, editing is on, I select one vector (a dozen points) with the node select tool so the vertices are red squares. the cut icon is greyed out, command/X does nothing, ...
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Is there a way to select only a certain polygon for editing?

I have a spatialite data base with 4300 polygons contained within. I wish to be able to edit the polygons but once i have highlighted the Polygon from the attributes table i find it hard to edit the ...
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How to make editable polygons in Google Maps?

I've just recently started learning Google maps, JavaScript, etc., and have a few questions about a project that I'd like to do. I'm wanting to take some ESRI shapefiles, convert them to KML, and then ...
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How can I determine the layer name in an edit session?

I have a problem with an editor extension in an Add-In for ArcGIS 10. The editor extension listens on different events occuring on shapefile layers via registering listeners: mEditEvents....
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Why are edits in shapefile table not saved?

I have created a shapefile (point data) and wish to change some parameters in the files table data. I can edit the data and see the coresponding change in my my symbology. However, when I save the ...
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Exporting DWG from ArcMap need to unify segments to polylines [closed]

I am attempting to export to CAD a contour shapefile I have derived from LIDAR imagery. Once exported I bring the contour DWG into ArchiCAD, drag ' drop, boom it opens, except: Any curves are broken ...
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Create two new polygons inside existing polygon hole

I would like to create new polygon inside the existing polygon. It does not means donuts polygon. I would like to have two polygon without overlapping. I can create if I don't check "Avoid ...
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Steps to update OpenStreetMap back and forth? [closed]

I have both a PostGIS database with OSM data imported, and the same data in a SHP folder. By adding missing information to the downloaded OSM data, both in SHP and PostGIS, I'd be able to contribute ...
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Is there any accuracy difference between standard DTM editing tools like DT Master and automatic removal of artefacts using ERDAS?

I would like to know whether there is any accuracy difference while editing DTM points using standard photogrammetry software like Inpho DT Master and automatics removal of artefacts in ERDAS imagine.