Quick Tip – Attributes & Editing

Here’s a nice little tip I stumbled on when consciously trying to use the Attributes window in ArcMap more often. I tend to edit right in the table 99% of the time, but I discovered this handy button which saves me a lot of time when editing. When in editing mode, open the Attributes Window. You…

Interoperability of GIS and CAD using Google Earth

Did you know that you can easily clean up Google Earth linework in ArcGIS? Google Earth is a good tool for engineers and non-GIS users to draw linework, but is limited in snapping and splitting functionality. For example, the Western Area Water Supply Project in North Dakota was created to increase the supply to rural…

GIS Tip: Get Happy with Better Toolbars

Did you know that you can customize your toolbars so that your most used functions are only a click away? We’ll use the Editor toolbar as an example. I like to Save Edits, Stop Editing, and Merge all the time. But I hate pulling down the editor menu every time! Go to Customize>Customization Mode, and…