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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By : Daniela C Docan
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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By: Daniela C Docan

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Creating and editing annotation

In this recipe, you will convert your high-quality, dynamic labels created with Maplex Label Engine into a geodatabase annotation feature class. A geodatabase annotation feature class is another type of feature class stored in a feature dataset inside the geodatabase. There are two types of annotation feature classes:

  • Not feature-linked annotation feature class (standard)

    • They are stored as independent pieces of text

    • Only if text has been derived from the attributes of a feature, annotations are not tied to the attribute value (if the attribute value is changed, the text is not updated)

    • If you move or erase a feature, the annotation will remain the same

  • Feature-linked annotation feature class

    • They are generated based on feature attributes

    • It is a composite relationship class with 1-M cardinality between a feature class as the origin table and an annotation feature class as the destination table, using the OBJECTID field as the primary key and the FeatureID field...