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Water Community, we need you! Submit images of your work and they may be included in this year’s Esri International User Conference Plenary Session
Bring awareness to the importance of water resources management by sharing with the international GIS community the great work you’ve done. Please submit up to three images to be considered for inclusion in this year’s Esri International User Conference Plenary Session. When … Continue reading
by Steve Kopp, Geoprocessing and Spatial Analysis Team, Esri
Jump-start your conference a day early by joining us for the 20th annual pre-conference Water Resources Workshop on Sunday July 7th. The Water Resources Workshop is a FREE, full day workshop focused on emerging trends in the integration of GIS and Water Resources and how you can use them in your work.
by Caitlin Scopel, Cartographic Product Engineer, Esri
For those craving hydro, the 2012 Esri International User Conference is bursting with water-related sessions, starting on Sunday with the GIS Hydro 2012 meeting, and continuing throughout the conference.
The 2012 Esri International User Conference is next month and we wanted to take a minute to highlight sessions/events for those interested in learning more about ArcGIS for Local Government and the maps and apps available within each module (Land Records, Water Utilities, Public Safety, Elections, Planning and Development, etc.) of the solution. This year, we have a whole track dedicated to ArcGIS for Local Government and we’re really looking forward to getting your feedback and addressing any questions you may have.
There will be several sessions on what’s coming with ArcGIS 10.1 and a special 2-day preconference seminar for developer on the new ArcGIS Runtime.
6. Trace edges when cutting polygons.
The current park design is landscaped with shrubs along the entire western border. However, I want the area to be three different types of vegetation, each separated by a foot path. I draw features for the new path lines first so I can use them to split the large polygon. Then, I select the polygon and click the Cut Polygons tool, change the construction method to Trace on the Feature Construction toolbar, and follow along the edge of the overlapping foot path feature. I need to make sure that the trace goes all the way across the polygon so the cut is successful. When I finish the sketch, the polygon is split and its edge exactly matches the shape of the path.
Another method I can use to split the shrub patch polygon by the overlapping foot path line is to snap to the edge of the polygon, right-click directly over the foot path line, click Replace Sketch, and finish the sketch. Replace Sketch pulls the shape of the underlying feature into the sketch used to cut the polygon.
7. Change attributes for multiple features in the Attributes window.
With the shrub patch polygon now split into three features, I want to make two of them flower beds by using the Attributes window to change the landscaping type. To update just two of the three selected polygons, I hold down CTRL and click the feature entries (listed by display expression) at the top of the window, then change their landscaping from Shrub Patch to Flower Bed. If I click the layer name, all selected features are updated; clicking just one feature updates just that feature’s values.
8. Extend lines by sketching with the Continue Feature tool.
The new foot path across the western landscaping needs to be extended eastward across the open space so it connects with another foot path. I can use the Continue Feature tool to extend a line by drawing a sketch. Since the path was digitized from the west originally, I flip the direction of the line so it will be extended toward the east instead. Continue Feature is available starting with ArcGIS 10 Service Pack 2, but must be added to a toolbar from the Customize dialog box because it is not on the default user interface.
9. Use Find Text to provide the text for annotation.
With my park features placed on the map, I want to add some annotation to describe them. To make the text string for a new annotation feature come from the attributes of an existing feature on the map, I can use the Find Text tool on the Annotation Construction window. For example, I click Find Text, click a recreational polygon, and it populates the text box with Athletic Field from the attributes of the polygon. This saves me from typing words manually.
10. Use the Topology toolbar to update multiple features at once.
I want to expand the area of vegetation around the recreational area so it goes closer to the eastern sidewalk of the park. This edge is shared by flower bed polygons, a foot path line, and open space polygons. I can build a map topology to make edits to all these features at the same time, including moving edges, reshaping edges, and modifying the vertices on the edges. I select the shared edge with the Topology Edit tool and use the Reshape Edge tool to update simultaneously all the features that share the common boundary.
The Shared Features window lists which features are part of the selected edge. By default, all shared features are updated when an edge is modified; I can exclude features from edits by unchecking the boxes next to the feature. Once I reshape the edge, the features are still coincident.
If I attempt to perform this edit with the Reshape Feature tool on the Editor toolbar, only one feature is updated at a time and gaps and overlaps will form among my features. With Reshape Edge, they are all modified together. Be sure to use the topology editing tools when making edits to features that share edges.
Content provided by Rhonda from the Editing Team
3. Set a feature template’s default attribute values.
With the 2011 Esri International User Conference behind us, for those that couldn’t make it this year or want to review what they learned, here’s a listing of what went on for the Electric and Gas community;
Paper Sessions – http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc11/index.html (Perform a search for ‘electic’ or ‘gas’ will give you the desired results)
Esri Flickr Feed – http://www.flickr.com/photos/esri/sets/72157626931906460/
Remember to register for this years EGUG Conference in Columbia, SC hosted by SCANA.
Are you attending our annual Esri International User Conference next week in San Diego, California?
If so, please stop by the Commercial Solutions Islands and meet our staff. We will be there to answer any questions you may have or give you a demonstration of our products.
We will also have a series of technical workshops and presentations in the Demo Theatre of the Commercial Solutions booth on topics ranging from the Business Analyst products to the Census and American Community Survey. Here is a list of our sessions: Continue reading
With the 2011 Esri International User Conference starting in a few days, I wanted to inform and encourage you to attend the many electric, gas, and pipeline events and activities going on at the UC.
Here’s an online utilities agenda to help with your planning; http://www.esri.com/events/user-conference/agenda/flyers/2011-electic-gas.pdf
For more information about the User Conference, please visit; http://www.esri.com/events/user-conference/index.html
See you in San Diego!!