As ArcGIS editing becomes more robust and specialized, it also become more and more complex. Many basic features become obscured in the nearly overwhelming environment of toolbars and toolboxes. Add advanced tasks such as versioning and topology to the mix, and it's enough to send unseasoned editors and analysts screaming into the night. We'll start with a review of how to find and use the basic editing functions that ArcMap offers, then move on to more advanced editing concepts.
The course developers and instructors regularly apply the techniques taught in this class to a large and complex data set. They know what works, what doesn't, and how to make the best use of time spent in editing; they impart that knowledge to the students in a straightforward manner with demonstrations and hands-on exercises that use real world (King County) data.
Performance Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
- Students will learn basic and advanced line and polygon editing techniques.
- Students will learn how to effectively edit annotation.
- Students will create and use topology rules, and understand how topology rules relate to editing.
- Students will perform basic customizations that can improve the editing workflow.
Competencies covered in this course: Polygon editing basics, Annotation editing basics, Line editing with COGO, Editing with topology, Advanced editing techniques & data capture (includes image rectification, heads-up digitizing and importing GPS point data), Customization for editing
Intended Audience: GIS users who want to improve their analysis techniques
Prerequisites:Students should be familiar with basic GIS theory, and the general functionality of ArcCatalog and ArcMap.This course requires a basic knowledge of GIS Editing concepts. Completion of ArcGIS I: Introduction to GIS and ArcGIS II: Essential Workflows or equivalent knowledge is required.