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Transform operation

The transform operation allows for general manipulation and processing of feature content. The transform operation is available from the Operations dialog or using the context menu when selecting feature data.


The operation works with the following selections:

  • A selected GeoResource in the Catalog view. Please note you will need to open up the service in order to select the GeoResource contents it advertises for use. This technique is often used to process an entire Shapefile, database table or WFS feature type.
  • A selected Layer in the Layers view. Please note that the operation will limit itself to the features you have selected on the screen. If you have not selected any features (to limit the operation) we assume you wish the entire layer to be processed.


The operation opens the Transform dialog which is used to define how you would like the information processed.


The result is saved out to the scratch area of the catalog; you can use this as a staging area to preview content before exporting it out to a shapefile or database table for long term storage.

If you have asked to display the result on the map, this scratch GeoResource is automatically added to your map allowing you to preview the result directly.

Related tasks

Working with Features

Working with Layers

Related reference

Transform dialog

Operations dialog

Layers view

Catalog view

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