A common validation rule is to check if a point feature splits the line it is connected to. This is essential for proper network analysis. For example,
- Electric utility – switch must split primary conductor
- Water utility – valve must split water main
- Transportation – bridge must split the road
Do you have a similar rule for your GIS? You can validate it using Data Reviewer’s Geometry on Geometry check.
Let’s take the water utility example from above. I’ve used the local government water utilities editing template to illustrate the valve must split water main business rule.
- In the Geometry on Geometry Check Properties dialog, select wSystemValve (point features) for Feature Class 1.
- For Feature Class 2, select wMain (line features).
- For Spatial Relation Check Type, select Touches.
- Check on the Not – find features not in this relationship option.
- Optionally, you can populate the Check Title, Notes, and Severity in the Geometry on Geometry Check Properties dialog.
Do you need to apply this business rule for your industry? Leave a comment and tell us what that rule is.
Content contributed by Michelle Johnson