Using ArcGIS Desktop v10.2 with an Advanced level license we have georeferenced our engineering drawings in PNG format. Next we have created a polygon layer for every single drawing to see the Area of Interest depicted in the drawing. Is there an automated way to bring individual PNG layers by clicking on their respective polygon? I want a simpler way to add the georeferenced PNG into the map without having to use the classic "add layer" tool, where a user has to find the respective layer in their location on the network.
Here is one possible approach:
- add a new field to the polygon layer
- calculate it to hold the path to the image corresponding to each polygon
- in the layer Properties panel, choose the Hyperlinks option, specifying the new field, and to run a script
- write a script which uses the AddLayer function, with the path coming from the specified field
This will allow you to add the corresponding image to the map, when clicking on each polygon.