Viewing the Attribute Table

In GIS, each object on a map (e.g. a hydrant) is linked to a single record in a table, which is part of a Layer.

This distinguishes GIS from most other graphical or CAD systems.

Viewing the Attribute Table is one of the basic activities of a GIS User.

What’s cool about the Table of Attributes?

Thanks to the data that can be viewed in the Attribute Table, you can, for example:

  1. Search for objects that meet the given criteria (search for hydrant oo ID: 555)
  2. Filter objects on the map (show me only red hydrants)

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