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Mastering QGIS by GISP Dr. John Van Hoesen, GISP Dr. Richard Smith Jr., GISP Kurt Menke, Dr. Luigi Pirelli

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Working with tables

There are two types of tables you can work with in QGIS: attribute tables and standalone tables. Whether they are from a database or associated with a shapefile or a flat file, they are all treated the same. Standalone tables can be added by clicking on the Add Vector Layer menu by navigating to Layer | Add Layer. QGIS supports the table formats supported by OGR along with database tables. Tables are treated like any other GIS layer; they simply have no geometry. Both types of tables can be opened within Desktop by selecting the layer/table in the Layers panel, and then by either clicking on Open Attribute Table under Layer or by right-clicking on the data layer, and choosing Open Attribute Table from the context menu. They ...

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