This seems silly to me, but I haven't hit this before. I have multiple (30+) point tables, 100 data points each, and want to start designing symbology and doing things like point distance. However, my data source is not finalized. (I have been asked to start now, but will receive updated coordinates in a week). Is there a table format (access table, gdb, etc) where I can calculate pt distance (multiple times per table), design a multi-part symbology based on attribute, throught the table (not making it a shp), and when the data is finalized, have the table auto-update? (and then, in theory, create a shp from that 'final' data that retains symbology, etc)?
This must be possible- but i know i can't edit/replace a dbf that's part of a shp (without starting over), and it seems that edits can only be made in either ArcGIS OR in Access, but not both.
thanks for ideas,