With the release of ArcGIS 10, Esri provides users with a Land Records solution as a core part of the ArcGIS platform. This solution helps you produce great web maps, implement efficient workflows, and incorporate best practices from the land records industry at large.
The parcel maintenance solution has three key parts. First is the Parcel Editor toolbar, which is included with ArcGIS Desktop at the ArcEditor and ArcInfo license levels. This toolbar contains the tools needed to access and work with parcel data. The second part of the solution is the parcel fabric. This dataset manages the spatial and topological relationships inherent in parcel point, line, and polygon data. The third and final part of the solution is the Tax Parcel Editing map. It supports local government workflows and is a multiscale editing map that organizes the survey framework (Public Land Survey System [PLSS] and control), subdivisions, lots, tax parcels, and encumbrances in a fabric data model that can be used with the Parcel Editor toolbar.
Recently, we’ve authored a series of videos to help you get started with the Tax Parcel Editing map and Parcel Editor toolbar. Each video guides you through a different parcel editing workflow and is accompanied by a PDF document describing the required steps.
The nine workflows described in the videos include the following:
- Updating parcel corners (video) (PDF)
- Splitting acreage parcels using the geometry of an existing parcel (video) (PDF)
- Splitting acreage parcels from area descriptions (video) (PDF)
- Shifting adjacent parcel boundaries (video) (PDF)
- Merging parcels (video) (PDF)
- Dedicating public rights-of-way (video) (PDF)
- Subdividing parcels using CAD data (video) (PDF)
- Splitting acreage parcels from measurement descriptions with a monument start point (video) (PDF)
- Splitting acreage parcels from measurement descriptions with a floating start point (video) (PDF)
Finally, we’d like to thank Larry Young for this contribution to the Land Records community, and we hope you find the videos valuable as you begin to leverage the ArcGIS parcel editing solution.