The Data Reviewer team is responsible for gathering user requirements, designing, developing, and releasing Esri’s data quality management extension - ArcGIS Data Reviewer for Desktop and Server. Our team includes industry subject matter experts, product specialists, developers and testers with a combined experience of over 100 years in GIS. We hope to help you understand the importance of data quality and how Data Reviewer automates and simplifies the quality control process. Please feel free to provide comments - we would love to hear feedback on how to make this product better.

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Data Health Checks at UC 2015

With only a week left for the 2015 Esri User Conference, we wanted to post a quick reminder that there are still a few open spots if you’re interested in signing up for the free data health checks.  Continue reading

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Give Your Data a Health Check Up UC 2015

When your organization depends on geographic information system for its day-to-day operation, data errors can introduce unacceptable risk and unplanned costs.

Beginning at the 2011 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Esri provided customers an opportunity to see just how clean their data really is. Since then, the Data Health Checks, as they are called, have become a staple service at every User Conference. Continue reading

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Share Your Data QC Results with Others Using Two New Tools

ArcGIS Data Reviewer is an extension to ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for Server that enables you to centrally manage the quality control (QC) life cycle—reviewing, correcting, and verifying errors—thereby eliminating paper trails associated with traditional QC processes.  Esri recently released the Managing Data Reviewer Records for ArcGIS 10.3  template, which includes two Python scripts – Copy Data Reviewer Records and Export Data Reviewer Records to Shapefile. Both scripts were developed in response to customer requests for additional ways to manage and share quality information.  Specifically, the scripts facilitate workflows for managing large numbers of records in an automated way and sharing error information with others who do not have Data Reviewer.

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Free Data Health Checks at EGUG 2014

If you are an electric/gas user and missed signing up for a  GIS data health check at the UC 2014, you’ll be glad to hear that Esri is offering this at the Electric and Gas GIS Conference in Memphis, TN, Oct 26-29. A GIS data health check session is where an Esri electric/gas industry expert will review and analyze a geographic subset of your data (features and attributes) by running a number of data validation checks using the ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension for data quality management. Any findings will be shared with you along with reports showing percent accuracy. The health checks will be conducted in the Esri exhibit area during the times when the showcase is open. To schedule an appointment, e-mail with your name, organization, contact information, which dataset you are bringing (electric or gas), and a preferred date and time.

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Ready to get your data check-up at Esri UC 2014?

The data health checks are returning to this year’s User Conference. Bring a sample of your data in a file or personal geodatabase and an Esri industry expert will review the overall quality of your data. The health check is a quick and easy way to get an insight into whether or not your data meets your business rules. This year Esri is offering the health checks to users in the following industries: water/wastewater/stormwater, electric & gas, roads & highways, land records and addressing, and 3D. You can sign up for this 45-min review of your data by sending an email to  Please include your name, organization, phone, email, dataset you’re bringing and preferred date/time for the appointment.

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Looking for Duplicate Features in your GIS


Duplicate features in your GIS can cause problems during analysis. A typical scenario is when only one of the duplicate features is updated but the analysis runs on the other not-updated feature. This will result in incorrect analysis. Another scenario … Continue reading

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Finding Disconnected Features in your Geometric Network


ArcGIS 10.2.1 introduced a new geoprocessing tool, Find Disconnected Features in Geometric Network (Data Management Tools toolbox –> Geometric Network toolset), that you can use in conjunction with Data Reviewer’s Write to Reviewer Table geoprocessing tool to capture disconnected geometric … Continue reading

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To Split Or Not To Split…The Line?


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 … Continue reading

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Validating Electric Distribution Conductor Info Relationships

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Sometimes validating a business rule might require more than one check to be configured.  One such example that I would like to highlight today is from the electric utility realm: validating primary and secondary lines relationships to the conductor info … Continue reading

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Finding Invalid Values Based on a Lookup Table

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Just recently, I was asked why a check does not return the proper results.  This is a question I get from time to time and thought it would be a good idea to share in a blog.  Let’s take the … Continue reading

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