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Monday, November 14, 2005

New-School Editing in ArcMAP

I admit that I still edit using old-school ArcEdit, but I'm slowing learning the benefits of the new-school tools as well. For ArcMAP editing neophytes like me, here's a useful link (pdf) to an article describing 11 useful tips and tricks for editing in ArcMAP.

Topics covered include:

  • Modify feature selection by individual layer.
  • Select the desired feature from overlapping selectable layers.
  • Prevent selected features from being moved accidentally.
  • See the feature type or layer currently affected by the active
    snap agent.
  • Control which features snap.
  • Override snapping environment settings.
  • Toggle between the Sketch tool and other editing tools using
    shortcut keys.
  • Use units different than the map units when specifying
    distance for a sketch segment.
  • Cut polygon features based on a specified distance from a line
  • Rotate a selected line feature on one endpoint and snap the
    other endpoint to another feature.
  • Explore a map in detail and perform edits without changing
    the map display scale.

Handclaps to Colin Childs and Keith Mann, ESRI Educational Services for writing this article.


  • At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Surrey GISer - you're COOL!!

  • At 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Love the site! I just read about your site over on Spatially Adjusted and I'm excited to finally see a good ArcGIS Desktop blog. Thanks!


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