The newest addition to the Land Records Code Gallery was generously provided by Smart Data Strategies, Inc. It is a configuration of their Mapper Simple Tools Menu that works with ArcGIS Desktop. The following instructions provided by SDS will get you familiar with the functionality provided.
Smart Data Strategies Mapper Simple Tools Toolbar
This four tab toolbar is designed to walk the user through a parcel change by clicking the tabs in order. The first tab is the Shape Tab. This tab gives you all of the necessary tools to manipulate the shape of lines, polygons, and points. Once the lines and polygons have been created, they must be validated with topology. The Validate Tab gives you the necessary tools to not only run the topology, but fix topology errors as well. When the data has been validated, it’s time to make any attribute changes that are required. The Attribute Tab gives you the ability to calculate acreage on a parcel as well as incrementing polygon attributes. The last tab is the Anno Tab. As you would expect, this tab gives you several options for placing annotation. You will also notice that there are buttons at the top and bottom of the toolbar that are static. The top buttons will allow you to start, save, and stop edits respectively. The bottom buttons allow you to finish a sketch, undo the last action, or open the snapping environment.
When you initially open the Mapper Simple Tools, the default target layer of Parcel Boundaries and the default edit task of Create 2-Point Line Feature are set. The user can change the target layer and edit task at any time.
Under the edit task dropdown, there are twelve sketch tools. These tools are the same as the sketch tools on the ESRI editor toolbar, with the addition of the restart sketch and the cul de sac tool. Using the Restart Sketch tool, a user can simply restart a sketch at any time and begin a new sketch from the last point that was used. The Cul De Sac tool allows the user to create a cul de sac with defined measurements. To make these tools active a sketch line must be in process.
Once you’ve made edits to a feature that participates in a topology, the next step is to validate the topology. Validating the topology means checking the features to identify any violations of the rules that have been defined for the topology.
Note: Use the Add Data button to add the TaxParcels_Topology to the map and turn on the ESRI Topology Toolbar
As integral portions of the data, the need for editing attributes is constant when creating or editing map features. In addition to editing attributes while editing features, attributes may need changed in their own right at separate times.
Annotation is utilized as permanent text and graphic features found within the maps. The tools provided below make it easy to add or modify annotations on the map.
Thanks go to SDS for providing this template. Keep in mind that if your organization would like to contribute a template to the Code Gallery, you are encouraged to do so. Please see the earlier blog posting, “Submit Your Templates!” for details. The ArcGIS Land Records Team