Editing Data with ArcGIS for Desktop

Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

This course teaches methods for accurately creating and maintaining data stored in a geodatabase. Having access to accurate data is essential for producing GIS maps and analysis results that support informed decision-making. This course teaches methods for accurately creating and maintaining data stored in a geodatabase. You will learn a recommended workflow for data automation and practice with tools and techniques that help ensure data integrity during editing.

This course is designed for GIS technicians, specialists, and other experienced ArcGIS users who need to create and maintain their organisation's geographic data.

Course details




2 days




Visualisation, Editing and Analysis Course

Are there any prerequisites?

What skills will I learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply a standard editing workflow to manage updates to your GIS database
  • Efficiently create and edit feature geometry and attributes
  • Solve common data alignment issues
  • Maintain spatial relationships among features using topology

What can I expect?

  • Course topics

    Editing workflow

    • ArcMap editing environment
    • Feature templates
    • Snapping
    • Creating a new feature
    • Editing feature attributes

    Preparing to edit

    • Setting the data's coordinate system
    • Setting editing environment properties
    • Georeferencing a background image
    • Editor tracking
    • Creating feature templates
    • Authoring a map for editing
    • Share the map as a package

    Editing feature geometry

    • Digitising features
    • Constructing features relative to other features
    • Modifying existing features
    • Using map topology

    Editing feature attributes

    • Managing the attributes window
    • Working with attribute tables
    • Field Calculator expressions
    • Transferring attributes
    • Updating attributes for one feature
    • Updating attributes for multiple features at once

    Data integration and quality control

    • Adding vector data to a geodatabase
    • Map topology versus geodatabase topology
    • Editing features using geodatabase topology

    Data integration and alignment techniques

    • Solving data alignment problems
    • Advanced editing tools

    Sharing and editing

    • Sharing options for editing resources
    • Creating map and layer packages

    Project: Implementing the editing workflow

    • Review project data and tasks
    • Prepare a map for editing
    • Incorporate data stored in other formats into a geodatabase
    • Create and edit features
    • Solve data alignment issues