I am using ArcView without any extensions. Is there an alternate program out there which uses Cadastral Editing (Parcel Editing) or something similar?

I downloaded the ArcEditor 10.0 trial version but the parcel editing does not function as I don't know if its due to it being trial.


60 Day and 180 day trial at ArcEditor Level will give you "Cadastral Editing"

The following extensions are included with all ArcGIS for Desktop free trial versions.

ArcGIS 3D Analyst
ArcGIS Data Interoperability
ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst
ArcGIS Network Analyst
ArcGIS Publisher

ArcGIS Schematics
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
ArcGIS Tracking Analyst
ArcScan for ArcGIS
Maplex for ArcGIS

For Cadastral Editing (Parcel Editing) you need to setup the Data as Parcel Fabric in ArcCatalog:

A parcel fabric is created through a wizard in the Catalog window and appears as a new node under a feature dataset. When creating a parcel fabric on an enterprise geodatabase, you have the option to set a configuration keyword, which specifies storage and location parameters for optimal space and disk location efficiency.

Guide: http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Creating_a_new_parcel_fabric/008500000004000000/

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Then load in your data into ArcMap and find the Parcel Editing tool.

NOTE: Once a parcel fabric is loaded into ArcMap, you can choose to either directly edit parcels in the map (automatic edit mode) or work with job workflow functionality (manual edit mode). http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Tutorial_Getting_started_with_parcel_fabric_editing/001t00000154000000/

If you need more advanced editing features the COGO extension is required. THIS IS NOT INCLUDED and you will need to contact ESRI to get a evaluation key code to upgrade the trail to ArcEditor/ArcINFO license with the extension enable.

Parcel Fabric

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  • thanks..i'll try it in the morning and let you know the outcome, Mapperz. – Zoran Apr 17 '12 at 3:57
  • This is part is all brand new to me and am lost - is there anyway I can IM you, Mapperz or someone else? Either MSN, yahoo, skype etc? I do appreciate it. – Zoran Apr 17 '12 at 17:11
  • Have you uses ArcCatalog to create a Geodatabaase? Then Create Parcel Fabric dataset... help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/… – Mapperz Apr 17 '12 at 17:12
  • The part which is frustrating is it would be nice if the arcgis helpdesk would simplify how to do things. I don't know if there is a certain order in doing a Parcel Fabric (I've created it).. how to add data to it, where from, etc... It's frustrating as I've googled this topic online without much luck. – Zoran Apr 17 '12 at 19:06
  • see updated image on the answer - NewFabric is created from alachuacounty_polygon, alachuacounty_arc & alachuacounty_point – Mapperz Apr 17 '12 at 20:07

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