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A tool present in many GIS systems and software to display the attributes of feature(s) by clicking on it/them without selecting.

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Identifying Coordinate System of Shapefile when Unknown?

I have a Shapefile but its coordinate system is Unknown, and there is no *.prj file. How can I identify it now?
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Hiding data attributes rows in the Identify Results panel

I have a GDB layer which I've imported into my QGIS 3.16 project. I am using the "Identify Features" tool to inspect paths, and I'm trying to use the "Identify Results" panel to ...
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Get value of clicked raster cell

When I open a raster file in QGIS (for example a GeoTiff file), I want to quickly check the value of a clicked raster cell. I found there's an 'identify' tool in the toolbar, but when I click with ...
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How to identify feature from multiple layers in QGIS?

I have recently migrated from ArcGIS to QGIS. Is there any way to identify a feature having multiple layers? I am currently working with about 400 shape files and need to know which is the one I'm ...
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Adding new actions to identify feature context menu

How can I add new actions to identify feature context menu? I mean when selecting a feature with identify tool and right click on the selected feature, here I want to add new actions to the popup menu....
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Speed up identify in QGIS

I have just transferred my Postgis database onto an RDS server, and there is a bit of a performance hit when using the Identify tool in QGIS (3) compared to localhost. I presume this is mostly network ...
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Can I control what field comes up first in the Identify Results window in QGIS?

My shapefile has 20 fields in the attribute table. When I click "Identify results", the third text field (Welsh_Name) comes up first. Is it possible to change which field comes up first (at the top ...
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How to move position of identify features window in QGIS 2.18.10

When I select the "Identify Features" tool in the attribute toolbar, and then right click on a WMS layer, then the top of the appearing window is outside my screen and I cannot move it around. How can ...
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Using ArcGIS Pro Explore tool?

I'm experimenting with this new ArcGIS Pro 2.0+ that became available at my workplace (currently using ArcMap), and I'm experiencing some inconsistencies with datasets brought in via query layers from ...
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Can QGIS 3.0 identify tool give labels as well as band values for selected raster pixels [duplicate]

I'm using QGIS 3.0 for comparison of several landcover grids. These have a set style with 72 categories of landuse. The Style menu allows you to give a text label for each value within a band. The ...
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How do I stop the identify results popup window in QGIS 3

I use the identify tool in QGIS3 a lot. When I click a feature it show the results in a identify panel and it gives a popup window that shows the results. I want to get rid of the popup window as it ...
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Sorting/unsorting fields displayed in Identify window of ArcMap?

I'm using ArcMap 10.1, and upon bringing in a feature class, the identify tool window shows the attributes in alphabetical order of the field headings. I didn't try to do this and haven't touched ...
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How to show related tables in ArcGIS Viewer for Flex v3?

Is there any way to show related tables's result in ArcGIS viewer for Flex? Like identifying in desktop?
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Identifying features using ArcGIS Engine?

I am new to arcgis. I am building a custom desktop GIS application using arcgis engine 9.3.1 . I want to make a custom identify tool and add it to toolbar control. Any example or code will be ...
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How to pin FEATURE ATTRIBUTE FORM window in QGIS?

When I identify a feature in QGIS the window of IDENTIFY FEAtURE is open and the FEatURE ATTRIBUTE FORM window too. The form of the attribute table is open in the middle of the QGIS window and I ...
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One-to-Many table relate viewed through ArcGIS Server

I want to create a Table Relate with a one-to-many relationship between a layer and a non-spatial table based on a common field. My question is, if I publish this data to ArcGIS Server, will an ...
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How to identify overlapping GeoJSON layers in Leaflet?

I have a Leaflet map containing overlapping GeoJSON layers. How can I identify all features at the location clicked? See http://jsbin.com/zavuda/edit?html,js,output for a demo using Leaflet sample ...
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IdentifyFeature() use via PyQGIS?

Intent is to have two variables (QgsVectorLayer and feature.id() within said layer) as input for the Identify feature map tool in Qgis (2.6). Wondering if a feature can be selected programmatically (...
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How to always see all band values with Identify Features of QGIS?

Does anyone know if it is possible to get the Identify Features tool in QGIS to show the band values for all the layers shown in the results window? To clarify, whilst I have several bands "showing" ...
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Does Identify tool of ArcGIS Desktop have Python script behind it?

Is there a Python script for "Identify" tool in ArcMap 10? I need to create a customized script tool for that and add it to a toolbar. The attribute table of my feature class has many fields....
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Identify Features tool - selecting multiple features unless I really zoom in. Way to adjust selection radius

Identify Features tool - it selects multiple features unless I really zoom in. Is there any way to adjust the "selection radius" of the Identify Features tool so its "point sharp". I want to keep the ...
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Difference between Identify task & Attribute Info in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I am confused about the difference between Identify task and attribute info task. According to research, both are displaying attribute information Interestingly if one point contains multiple ...
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Does QGIS offer the possibility to identify overlapping features in a single WMS layer?

I work in QGIS 2.10.1-Pisa and use the 'Identify feature' tool to get the feature info of building polygons found in a single layer of a WMS. Some of these building polygons overlap. When I select ...
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Use identify tool on a specific coordinate

Just a simple question. I would like to use the identify tool for a specific coordinate to get the pixel value. Unfortunately it's not possible to place the cursor that precisely. I used the go to xy ...
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Azure SQL database tables are suddenly extremely slow to respond in QGIS to a click with the identify features tool

I have been using QGIS 3.10 for several years to access an Azure SQL database spatial table with 49 fields (one of them a geometry field), and have been able to view the spatial information, and use ...
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Display legend/value when hovering over raster layer in QGIS

Is there a way for this and how would I approach this? This would be in the normal map view and not in layout mode. It would be very hand if you have a lot of raster lays in one project and want to ...
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Identify feature tool auto open form is not working in QGIS?

I am using QGIS 2.14, and using the 'Identify Features' tool. I have the 'Auto open form' checked, I am zoomed in so I can identify a single feature easily, I have the layer selected, I have the ...
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Identify only visible features in QGIS

I have a thematic map layer Rekryterare in QGIS. The layer is defined as identifiable. The question is how can I make the thematic categories of this map layer unidentifiable when they are invisible ...
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How to get all band values with Identify tool of ArcGIS for Desktop?

This question is similar to How to always see all band values with Identify Features of QGIS?, but is for ArcGIS. I have a multiband raster image, with more than three bands, and I would like to use ...
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Identifying Source Date for Visible ESRI World Imagery in ArcMap

Using ArcMap 10.2.2 I want to identify the source data of the Esri Satellite Basemap 'World Imagery'. When using the identify tool you can select which layer of the World Imagery you want to identify -...
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How to prevent not visible objects (scale rules) from being identified?

In Symbology tab I am using rule-based symbols and I have defined visibility rules dependent on the minimum scale. Above some scale threshold some features are not visible as I expected. But when I am ...
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Getting working hyperlinks in the feature attributes of a WMS in Qgis

I have a Geoserver WMS of point locations with urls in one of its attribute fields. If I do a getFeatureInfo request on this in Qgis, using identify, it just returns a string without hyperlink ...
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Identify Results form for virtual layers in QGIS keeps displaying wrong feature

When I load up a virtual layer and I use the Identify Results tool, it will display the correct information in the Identify Results panel, but in the feature form popup it will always display only the ...
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Identify Results window not displaying in ArcMap?

When using the Identify tool in ArcMap 10.5, the feature that is identified flashes, but the Identify Results window does not display. I found the following article in esri support pages: http://...
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How to identify features from WMS in QField?

Does the function "Identify Features", from QGIS Desktop, to query data from a WMS service exist in QField?
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Identify Features Incorrect Selection

The identify features tool returns the wrong selection when I try to select multiple features. In the image, I am trying to select the orange region, but QGIS is identifying the red region (located ...
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Select tools with 3D geometry?

I'm trying to work with a layer that uses a PostGIS geometry column of 3D polygons, but hit detection seems to be broken when trying to use the select tools. The geometry renders fine, but when I ...
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View image file from hyperlink in Arcmap identify tool result

I have a file path to an image file in an attribute table, eg; C:\GIS\ScannedMaps\Map1.png When I use the identify tool on the feature I can see the file path with the hyperlink lightening symbol ...
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How to query exactly one particular layer with "Identify feature" tool in QGIS?

Basic question: is there a way to unable attributes consulting for a given layer? I have several layers I need to visualize at the same time, but I would like to specify that I want to question one ...
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How to set the number of digits in Identify Features tool output for a pixel value query in QGIS 2.18

I found out that for a raster in float32 Identify Features tool reports rounded values. For example on the screenshot it reports that the pixel value is -0.3, although the real value is -0....
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QGIS Identify tool Browse button not working

I am trying to add photo files to specific points in QGIS 2.18 using the instructions found in the training manual section 6.4 https://docs.qgis.org/2.2/en/docs/training_manual/create_vector_data/...
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Edit default properties in "identify features" tool QGIS 2.18.2

I have a few rasters and want to see their values. When I use the "identify features" tool, I first get the option of "identify all" (see attached image) and only when I click on that I can see the ...
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How does the IdentifyTask handle proxy/cross-origin issues?

Background: I'm trying to perform an Identify against an ArcGIS Server layer, without using the ArcGIS Server JS API, and am running into issues which don't occur when using the ArcGIS Server JS API. ...
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Incorrect Location Attribute

I'm currently running ArcGIS 10.4.1 and am experiencing incorrect location attributes of point features when I inspect them using the Identify tool. The Location attribute changes every time the ...
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Export data from "Identify Results" table to Attribute Table

I am working on a street network in QGIS. I needed to increase the resolution of the street segmentation in an area of my network, so I copied and paste this area from another layer. I selected all ...
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How to detetmine county of GPS coordinate?

I have a SHP file that contains all counties in the USA. I also have roughly 100 million GPS locations. I need to tally the number of GPS locations per county. A linear search through the counties ...
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QGIS not showing cascading relations in identify

I have 3 tables that are related as shown in figure below: I added two relaltions. The first one between Table1 and Table2 and the other one between Table2 and Table3 as shown in figure below: On ...
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Retrieve raster cell values in qfield

Is there a way to retrieve raster cell values in qfield (Android version 2.7.6). Similar to the identify tool in qgis or arcgis?
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Customizing identify form in QGIS?

Is it possible to customize the identify form in QGIS (I am using version 3) to create Balloon like windows and add a picture in addition to the features extracted from the table?
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Possible to use wordwrap in the identify features tool in QGIS

I was wondering if it is possible to change the appearance of the identify features tool in QGIS by applying wordwrap. I have a field ("description") with multiple lines of information (up to 1000 ...
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