Creating and Editing Data

  • length:
    1 Day
  • Cost:
    $715 +GST
  • Time:
    9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • Presenter:
    Nicholas Chai, Jack Green, Chris Hoar or Dion Fleming
  • Or contact NGIS to request a corporate course.

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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.


  • Basic editing tools
  • Editing tasks
  • Advanced editing techniques – Trim, Extend, Reshape, Cut
  • Editing attributes
  • Utilising domains to streamline data capture
  • Using the Field Calculator
  • Tips and tricks to improve your editing processes


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

Upcoming courses

Date Time Training course location Register
12.02.2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Creating and Editing Data NGIS Perth register now
1.05.2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Creating and Editing Data NGIS Perth register now
2.07.2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Creating and Editing Data NGIS Perth register now

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Perth office
1a/53 Burswood Road,
Burswood WA 6100,
Sydney office
Level 24, Three International Towers,
300 Barangaroo Ave,
Sydney NSW 2000,