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  • ArcGIS

    9Editing in ArcMap

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    DATA CREDITSGraphical Editing Map: Wilson, North Carolina

    Universal Data Editor Map, Editing in data view and layout view map: Greeley, ColoradoContext menus and shortcut keys map: P.F.R.A., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    CONTRIBUTING WRITERSRhonda Pfaff, Bob Booth, Jeff Shaner, Scott Crosier, Phil Sanchez, Andy MacDonald

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    Contents 1 Introduction 1Rich suite of graphical editing tools 2ArcGIS data editor 3Editing in data view and layout view 4Tools for editing and managing topologies 5Tools for editing and managing networks in a geodatabase 6Context menus and shortcut keys for increased productivity 7Tools for rubber sheeting, adjusting, and edgematching feature data 8Multiuser editing with version management and conflict detection 9Remote editing of data checked out from your versioned geodatabase 10Editing in projected space 11Tips on learning how to edit in ArcMap 12

    2 Editing basics 13An overview of the editing process 14The Editor toolbar 16Exploring the Editor toolbar 17Editing keyboard shortcuts 23The Advanced Editing toolbar 25Adding editing toolbars 26Upgrading a geodatabase 27Adding the data you want to edit 28Starting and stopping an edit session 29Managing the map cache 31Changing the options of the Task menu 33Selecting features 34Moving features 38Copying and pasting features 42Deleting features 43Setting the number of decimal places used for reporting measurements 44

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    3 Creating new features 45How to create a new feature 46Creating point features and vertices 52Creating lines and polygons 63Creating segments using directions and lengths 69Creating segments using angles from existing segments 72Creating segments that are circular arc curves 76Creating segments by tracing features 81Duplicating features with the Copy Features tool 82Creating a fillet curve between two lines 83Extending a line 84Trimming a line 85Proportionally dividing a line 86Getting a COGO description of a feature with the Inverse tool 88Creating edit sketch geometry with the Traverse tool 89Creating two-point line features to populate COGO attributes 94Obtaining a closure report 96Techniques for adjusting a traverse 97Saving a traverse 99Loading a traverse 100Exploding a multipart feature 101Generalizing a feature 102Smoothing a feature 103The Snapping Environment window 104Types of snapping properties 105Using the snapping environment 106The Snap to Feature command 109Setting the direction measuring system and units for editing tools 110Setting the direction type and angular units 112Setting the ground to grid conversion 114Using a ground to grid correction 115Setting the distance units for tools 117

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    4 Editing topology 119What is topology? 120Topology basics for data editors 121Topology rules 124Topology errors and exceptions 132Geometric elements of a topology 133Editing features in a topology 135Correcting topology errors 138Making new features with topology tools 139Adding the Topology toolbar 141Map topology concepts 142Creating a map topology 143Editing shared geometry 145Rebuilding the topology cache 154Clearing selected topology elements 155Finding out which features share topology elements 156Using the edit sketch to make topology edits 160Stretching features when editing topology elements 166Snapping to topology nodes 168Changing the symbology for selected error features 169Changing the symbology for topology elements 170Changing the symbology for topology layers 171Validating edits to a topology 173Summarizing topology errors 174Correcting errors 176Creating new polygons from lines 180Creating new features from the geometry of existing features 181

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    5 Using a digitizer 185Setting up your digitizing tablet and preparing your paper map 186Registering your paper map 188Creating features using a digitizer 192Digitizing features in point mode 193Digitizing features in stream mode 195

    6 Creating features from other features 199Copying a line at a specific interval 200Creating a buffer around a feature 202Creating a mirror image of a feature 204Merging features from the same layer into one feature 206Combining features from different layers into one feature 208Creating a feature from features with common areas 210

    7 Editing existing features 213Splitting a line or polygon 214Trimming a line 218Extending a line 221Flipping a line 223Placing points along a line 224Reshaping a line or polygon 226Adding and deleting sketch vertices 228Moving a vertex in a sketch 230Changing the properties of a sketch 235Scaling features 239Clipping features 241Stretching geometry proportionately 242Stretching a features geometry proportionately 243

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    8 Spatial adjustment 245About spatial adjustments 246The Spatial Adjustment toolbar 250An overview of the spatial adjustment process 251Adding the Spatial Adjustment toolbar 253Choosing the input data for adjustment 254Choosing a transformation method 255Choosing a rubber sheet method 256

    Choosing an edge snap method 257Setting the edge snap properties 258Creating displacement links 259Creating multiple displacement links 260Creating identity links 262Using the Limited Adjustment Area tools 263Using the Edge Match tool 264Modifying the link and limited adjustment area symbols 265Selecting links 266Modifying displacement links 268Deleting displacement links 270Viewing the Link Table 272Opening a link file 273Saving a link file 274Opening a Control Point file 275Creating displacement links from control points 276Previewing the adjustment 278Performing the adjustment 279Attribute Transfer Mapping 280Using the Attribute Transfer tool 282

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    9 Editing attributes 283Viewing attributes 284Adding and modifying attributes 286Copying and pasting attributes 288

    10 Editing geodatabase attributes 291Editing a geodatabase with ArcMap 292Editing features with subtypes and default values 293Editing attribute domains 297Validating features 298

    11 Editing relationships and related objects 301Understanding relationships and related objects 302Editing relationships and related objects 307

    12 Editing geometric networks 327Editing network features 328Creating network edges 333Subsuming network junctions 340Enabled and disabled network features 344The Network Editing toolbar 345Validating network features 350

    13 Editing annotation 353Working with annotation in the geodatabase 354Updating annotation created in ArcGIS 8 356Converting labels to annotation 357Creating new annotation features 361The Annotation toolbar 362Editing the size and position of annotation features 371Editing the appearance of annotation features 376Working with feature-linked annotation 387

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    14 Editing dimension features 391Editing dimension features 392Adding the Dimensioning toolbar 398Creating dimension features 399Modifying dimension features 423