Wednesday, Pete recreated his powerpoint of instructions for digitizing maps. I usually get impatient when material is reviewed in class, but this time it really helped. We got tips on managing the attribute database and using some of the finer editing tools.
- To create drop down fields, you must assign coded values to the field domains in the geodatabase - then assign the domain type to the field in the feature class. Note - The descripion rather than the code shows up in the drop down menu.
- Using the trace tool is tricky until you learn to make sure you have selected the AREA of the map you want to select objects from.
I look forward to using all these cool tools to make my own maps.