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

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Kicking someone off a shapefile in ArcMap

I have ArcMap open, and someone else has the same shapefile open as me. How can I kick them off so that I can edit? I get the following error message: "Unable to save edits, cannot acquire a lock"
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Editing ArcSDE table with ArcObjects?

The link below provides a code snippet for editing an ArcSDE table with ArcObjects. Are there any other or newer code examples out there of how to edit an ArcSDE table by using ArcObjects? Edit ...
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Is there any 'Auto-complete polygon' tool in QGIS?

Is there any 'Auto-complete polygon' tool in QGIS, similar to the one existing in ArcGIS?
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Mouse right-click is not working anymore when using ArcGIS10

The mouse right-click option has stopped working with ArcGIS10. It happened suddenly - the mouse is ok (not broken) as it works with other programs. Do you know what happened and how to fix it? The ...
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How to identify and eliminate overlaying polygons in Quantum GIS?

I have a shapefile with polygons and now, not sure why, most of the polygons became duplicated and overlaid, i.e. when i click to selected one, i get two selected... How do i identify those polygons ...
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Editing non-nullable fields of ArcSDE layers in ArcMap

I'm using ArcSDE layer in my map project in ArcMap 10. Some of the fields of this layer allow null and some don't. I can't edit the non-nullable ones, neither programmatically (IField.Editable is ...
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Making selection color transparent when in editing mode in QGIS

in QGIS, how do I make the selection color transparent? I need to split a polygon and i want to see the layer underneath it. But I have to select the polygon in order to cut it, and when i do that it ...
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How to have a drop down list for feature editing (attributes) in Quantum GIS?

I'm editing a lot of polygons of a shapefile in QGIS and i need to classify them, so i have to write the classes a repetedly a lot of times. In ArcMap there is an option to have domains set for the ...
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Is it possible to use esri.dijit.Popup for editing

In the new arcgis js api ESRI added new nice infowindow - esri.dijit.Popup. We can use it this way: //create a popup to replace the map's info window var popup = new esri.dijit.Popup(popupOptions,...
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Determining if feature is editable using ArcObjects?

I am using the FocusMap.FeatureSelection to return all the currently selected features. I want to process only the currently editable features and leave the remainder alone. How can I quickly ...
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Is it easy to digitize in ArcGIS using the Wacom tablet?

I do just enough digitizing (and touching up/ drawing when post-processing) to perhaps warrant the purchase of a Wacom tablet. Just wondering how well it plays with ArcGIS. What are your experiences? ...
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New Snapping while editing vertex's in ArcEngine 10

Is it possible to use the new (not classic) snapping functionality when editing the vertices of a polygon feature in ArcEngine 10. I would like editing vertices to behave exactly the same as editing ...
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Throwing E_FAIL errors so edit operation is aborted

I need to abort an edit operation somewhere, determined by a certain condition. Heres the code I'm using: private const int E_FAIL = -2147467259; private void _Events_OnDeleteFeature(...
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Determining when ArcGIS feature was created? [duplicate]

In ArcCatalog I'm looking at a feature's table fields. The DATECREATED column is empty for all features. How can one determine when a specific feature was created?
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Polygons from Polylines in GRASS GIS?

I have 20,000 polylines in a .gdb that represent about 5,000 building footprints. Some of the building footprints have pretty substantial gaps (image below). I would like to snap the polylines closed ...
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How can you auto-populate field using spatial location of another feature and its attributes?

I want to auto-populate a field based on the spatial location of another feature's attribute. Add a point on top of a building. The point automatically adds the name of the building. This seems like ...
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Publish ArcSDE FeatureService for Versioned Editing

Scenario: I need to Publish a data (from ORACLE ArcSDE) for versioned editing. Each user should be able to connect to his version and edit the data throu web application (Silverlight/JAVA/Flex API). ...
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How Do You Autopopulate Attribute Based on Spatial Location of Underlying Grid?? ArcGIS Mobile [closed]

User drops a point, then Attribute Table Autopopulates based on Underlying (Polygon)Grids Spatial Location. I want to do this for field editors using ArcGIS Mobile. Does anyone have an idea on how ...
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Fixing corrupt shapefile?

I have a shapefile that I was working on in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 get corrupted somehow and it gives me the error "Number of shapes does not match the number of table records.". What I would want is to ...
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Editing feature attributes (e.g. text field with typo) in ArcGIS Desktop?

A feature class in a file geodatabase has a hand full of features where a text field is typo'd. How do I edit this to fix the typos?
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Editing with ArcGIS API for Silveright?

I am using the ArcGIS Silverlight API to edit data in an ArcSDE SQL Server geodatabase. I have been told that any editable feature classes must be registered as versioned in ArcCatalog before they ...
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Modifying existing edit tool to make new tool using ArcObjects?

I want to create versions of the edit tools that will add a parallel, offset segment each time I add a segment regularly. Is it possible to put a wrapper around the existing tools? Or otherwise add to ...
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ArcGIS Editor Toolbar

Does anyone know how to change the properties of a vertex to keep 3 places after the decimal place? My problem is when I go to draw a line and snap to a point, the properties of the line I am drawing ...
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Ways to change ArcMap 10 editing tool back to ArcMap 9.3 version

I'm trying to get used to using ArcGIS 10, but in the meantime I still need to actually get work done. I stumbled across a way to change the editor tool from its 10 version back to the 9.3 version (...
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How to merge two 'incompatible' polygon layers in ArcGIS?

I have two layers of polygons with administrative boundaries. Although they come from the same data provider, they seem to have small discrepancies and do not 'fit' each other. How could I merge ...
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Troubleshoot editing features in feature dataset with ArcMap / ArcSDE Oracle

I am having trouble editing a feature class that is in a feature dataset. We have added just the single feature class as a layer in ArcMap and are using the "Start Editing" function on the Editing ...
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What GIS editors work with GIS data that is stored in SQL-Server

If I store my vector GIS data in SQL-Server, what editors can I use to edit the GIS data?
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Allow multiple users to share personal geodatabases safely?

We're using ArcGIS 9.3 but for reasons beyond the scope of this question we have to stick with personal geodatabases (MS Access .mdb's) and multiple users. How can we set this up so only a limited few ...

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