We’ve added several exciting additions and enhancements to GIS Editor Version 188.8.131.525.
A relate creates a relationship between two different data tables. In contrast with a a link or join, no data is appended. Rather, when you’re viewing a feature with the Identify tool or within an attribute table, the relate will simply point you to related information from the associated source.
Sets the current layer's style.
There are several new right-click context menu options for working with feature data in the Feature Information window:
Refreshing the Map Manually
The Data Viewer allows you to work with data in several ways.
Feature ID Column
Bookmarks let you store the map's current location and zoom level so you can quickly jump between different map extents. If you routinely need to examine several specific geographic areas, bookmarks are a great way to do so quickly. They are map-specific, meaning that each map has its own set of bookmarks. Bookmarks are stored in your GIS Editor project file, so they will be retained if you package the project or move it to another computer.
The Place Search feature locates an address and plots its location on the map with a balloon-style marker. It uses a web-based geocoding service to convert addresses to geographic coordinates. Currently, Place Search only works on locations inside the United States.
Project Protection allows you to protect your project from opening or saving.
The Options dialog is where you can configure numerous settings for the Map Suite GIS Editor. These include user interface preferences, style defaults, how the application updates itself, and more. The Options dialog is comprised of several pages. Select a page from the list on the left side of the dialog to view additional configuration options.
More information is now displayed on the status bar at the bottom of the screen, including:
A layer group contains one or more layers, usually of the same type. They are often used for organizing data. For example, a single layer group could contain and organize multiple layers of different kinds of roads (highways, main roads, county/unpaved roads, etc.). Layer groups are listed in the Layer List panel. Layers and layer groups are drawn on the map in the order in which they appear in the Layer List. For example, the features in the layer group at the top of the Layer List will be the top layer in the map. Since layer groups hold several layers with like information, they are extremely useful for showing or hiding large chunks of information by simply toggling a group’s visibility checkbox.
Added more options to the right-click context menu for layer groups.
The GIS Editor supports several file formats. You can add any of these file types into the editor to generate map data and convert files to more common formats.
The Edit tab is located in the ribbon bar. This tab contains tools for performing shape operations and creating, manipulating, editing, and removing features.
The Print function also provides access to the Layout Builder. The Layout Builder allows you to design and preview the layout of map elements, such as the scale bar, north arrow, and legend, prior to printing. You can create, save, or load a layout template for printing your map. The editor comes with several pre-built layouts for you to use or modify. Custom templates are useful when you need to print out several different maps that share the same layout, including logos, north arrows, and scales.