I have the land occupation of an area and a layer for each year : 2005-2006-2007-2008...2010.
Theses are polygons.
There is errors on layers which are common to all of them. For instance: There's a house and a big garden, and the whole thing is considered as one entity on every layer. I would like to cut the polygons one time (and not edit the four layers round by round) and later give the Land occupation on the polygon. It's a little bit boring to repeat this operation.
I thought about topology but there are other differences that make this approach very complicated (that the normal evolution of landscape) I've heard about relationship classes but it wasn't clear and it seemed to me that you can only work on 2 layers simultaneously.
Software doesn't matter. I can work on Arcgis suite but I would prefer to work on Open source software.