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attribute table - [data structures] A database or tabular file containing information about a set of geographic features, usually arranged so that each row represents a feature and each column represents one feature attribute.


Attribute Table
A tabular file containing rows and columns. Descriptive attributes about some object, such as a geographic feature, are contained in each row. The same column in each row represents the same attribute. See also Feature Attribute Table.

text attribute table
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[ESRI software] A table containing text attributes, such as color, font, size, location, and placement angle, for an annotation subclass in a coverage.

Attribute tables
Most GIS enable the user to view the data in tabular form without necessarily using map graphics at all. This is equivalent to using typical office spreadsheet software.

attribute tableAn INFO or other tabular file containing rows and columns. In ARC/INFO, attribute tables are associated with a class of geographic features, such as wells or roads. Each row represents a geographic feature.

Attribute tables
Layer tables exist for every feature class (i.e., point, line, or polygon) layer added to a data frame. The records in the attribute table have a one-to-one correspondence to the spatial features in the coordinate part of the layer.

feature attribute table A table used by ARC/INFO to store attribute information for a specific coverage feature class. Feature attribute tables supported include: ...

value attribute table (VAT) Value attribute table. A table containing attributes for a grid. In addition to user-defined attributes, the VAT contains the values assigned to cells in the grid and a count of the cells with those values.

Attribute table is only created if it is needed, i.e. when at least one attribute column is present in the input file besides geometry columns. The attribute column types have to be declared along with the geometry columns using the columns parameter.

An attribute table is a table that contains information on the associated spatial feature(s) in a View.

The attribute tables can be sorted in ascending or descending alphanumeric order.
Sorting is done by activating a field in the attribute table and selecting the ascending or descending button.
[Previous] - Table Display Properties Selecting Features - [Next] ...

The attribute table shows date and time in a user-friendly format, depending on your regional settings, rather than the underlying database's format. This is fine most of the time but also has a few drawbacks: ...

The attribute table for the section feature class in a coverage, containing the route number and arc number to which the section belongs, the starting and ending positions expressed as percentages of the arc length, the starting and ending positions expressed as measures along the route, ...

Feature attribute tables - Relational tables used to store attribute data associated with graphics data in a geographic database.

Polygon Attribute Table
PAVE
Package for Analysis and Visualization of Environmental Data ...

Open the attribute tables fo rach of your layers
Try your hand at selecting various features form the map and seeing how each feature is linked to a row in the attribute table.
Note how the layer properties are bing used to display the elevation as a label on your contours and spot elevations, ...

Keep the Attribute Table open but unselect everything. Highlight VIOLENCE field and get the standard deviation for all the records by right-clicking on the column heading and choosing Statistics.

Inspect the attribute table. You should be able to guess which field describes highway type. Use the Query button to select all on-ramp features. (The expression is provided further below.) ...

To view the attribute table for this layer, right-click the layer and choose 'Open Attribute Table' or click the icon when the layer is selected.
To edit your data, turn on the editor by clicking the 'Toggle Editing' icon . Save your edits using the 'Save Edits' button .

GIS attribute table A table that defined characteristics of map features in a GIS map layer. The table has the same number of rows as there are GIS features. Each table row defines attributes for a single map feature.

Attribute Table - A database or tabular file containing information about a set of geographic features.
GPS (Global Positioning System) - A system of radio-emitting and -receiving satellites used for determining positions on the earth.

Record: In an attribute table this would consist of a single "row" of descriptors for one feature in contrast to an item or field or column which consists of a single attribute descriptor.

SELECT denotes what attribute table fields you wish to view.
FROM denotes the attribute table in which the information resides.
WHERE denotes the user-defined criteria for the attribute information that must be met in order for it to be included in the output set.

A data type referring to text columns in an attribute table (such as NAME). Choropleth A choropleth map portrays a statistical surface with area symbols (colours), which represent the collection regions, inferring uniformity within these units e.g. counties, provinces, forest polygons.

Attributes can be viewed through the attribute table such as within a shapefile.
Attribute table - A table that is attached to a data layer that contains many characteristics of a feature on a map.

The feature attribute table of the GIS coverage defines the geographic properties of the L spatial units and gives each a unique identifying number. This table has geographic attributes as its columns or fields for which the values in each spatial unit are displayed in rows.

After you trace each feature, enter the feature's key identifier into the layer's attribute table (see Figure 2.20). How you enter key identifiers depends on whether the feature's layer is brand new or whether you are updating an existing feature layer.

A union overlay combines the geographic features and attribute tables of both inputs into a single new output. An intersect overlay defines the area where both inputs overlap and retains a set of attribute fields for each.

In digital form these spatial data have been linked to attribute tables that describe characteristics and conditions of the map features.

Associated attribute tables include detailed finds information which enable the development of artefact distribution patterns, incorporating those finds recovered by the metal detector users, and during the controlled excavations. The final excavation report is in preparation (Richards in prep).

A single row of thematic characteristics in an attribute table.
Shaded Relief
A method used to display topographic variation in a landscape using the perspective shadowing resulting from a hypothetical position of a light source.

depending on how the temporal mode is captured, it may be included in a single attribute table, or be represented by series of attribute tables on the same objects through time
D. SAMPLING REALITY
Scales of measurement ...

The structure of the attribute Table is defined in its schema. The schema is not editable after its initial creation.

Within GIS exist tables of data about places called "attribute tables" - basically spreadsheets, where each row is a geographic feature (e.g., a property parcel) and each column is data about that feature (e.g., owner name, parcel size, date purchased, etc.).

Route-system features and event handling commands provide the dynamic segmentation capability within GIS systems to dynamically locate events on linear features that are obtained from attribute tables of events for which distance measures are available.

Likewise, GIS users can now exercise total control over engineering units directly within ArcGIS' attribute tables, using the same FlexTables technology found in the easy-to-use stand-alone platform.

Process of dynamically locating events along linear features straight from attribute tables in which attributes are recorded according to distance from a start point. The ability to translate data collection in linear (milepost) measures into: ...

Attribute Information about a geographic feature in a GIS (computer record), generally stored in a table and linked to the feature by a unique identifier. Attribute tables for individual or multiple features can be accessed with the Identify, Search, and Select tools.

Relational Database: A database which structures data in the form of tables. Each table contains information relevant to a particular feature, and is linked to other tables by a common value. For example, two attribute tables could be linked to a spatial data table via a geocode, ...

Tabular data describing the geographic characteristics of map features. Can include numbers, text, images, and CAD drawings about features. ARC/INFO stores descriptive data in feature attribute tables and in related tables.
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In a coverage, features are stored as both primary features (points, arcs, polygons) and secondary features (tics, links, annotation). Feature attributes are described and stored independently in feature attribute tables. Coverages cannot be edited in ArcGIS.

See also: See also: Attribute, Feature, Layer, Map, Information

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