Attribute table

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An Example of Attribute Table

Attribute Table


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. In raster datasets, each row of an attribute table corresponds to a certain zone of cells having the same value. In a GIS, attribute tables are often joined or related to spatial data layers, and the attribute values they contain can be used to find, query, and symbolize features or raster cells.[1]


Add and View Tables

A table can be added to a map the same way any other data is added to a map. To explore the attributes of a layer on a map, open its attribute table to select features and find features with particular attributes. More than one table can be opened at a time. For example, an attribute table for administrative boundaries and the attribute table for cities can be viewed at the same time.[2]

A look into the tabular data

When working with GIS data, every user would have a different data set to work with depending on the application used while performing the task. When the tabular data is viewed in the table window, users can see a user-friendly and customized version of a table. There is also an option to hide fields in the table.


  1. ESRI Resources -
  2. Arc GIS Desktop 9.3