This 1-day course is designed for those wanting to expand their data capture and editing skills. The course shows you how to fully utilise the vast suite of ArcGIS editing tools to create features effectively and efficiently. The ArcGIS editing tools blur the line between GIS and CAD by providing accurate digitising tools that allow you to snap to existing features, create entities at a fixed distance or bearing from an existing feature, and perform advanced editing techniques which streamline the data capture process and ensure that the shapes and attributes you are recording are accurate.
This course turns novice and intermediate ArcGIS users into GIS data editors.
Introduction to ArcGIS course or equivalent experience.
Exercise 1 – creating datasets: Creating shapefiles using create feature class tool; XY data - Designing simple geodatabases - Optional exercise – working with CAD data
Exercise 2 – digitising: On screen digitising; Digitising with attributes; Digitising using measurement details; Optional exercise – parallel, perpendicular & deflection
Exercise 3 – editing tasks: DXF data; Reshape edit task; Auto-complete polygon and cut polygon edit tasks; Optional exercise – editing vertices
Exercise 4 – snapping, buffering and clipping; Optional exercise – more editing practice
Exercise 5 – advanced editing toolbar; Extending and trimming; Generalize and smooth; the fillet tool; Creating default shapes; Optional exercise – creating road edges from centre lines