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ArcGIS Pro 2.x Cookbook

By : Tripp Corbin GISP
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ArcGIS Pro 2.x Cookbook

By: Tripp Corbin GISP

Overview of this book

ArcGIS is Esri's catalog of GIS applications with powerful tools for visualizing, maintaining, and analyzing data. ArcGIS makes use of the modern ribbon interface and 64-bit processing to increase the speed and efficiency of using GIS. It allows users to create amazing maps in both 2D and 3D quickly and easily. If you want to gain a thorough understanding of the various data formats that can be used in ArcGIS Pro and shared via ArcGIS Online, then this book is for you. Beginning with a refresher on ArcGIS Pro and how to work with projects, this book will quickly take you through recipes about using various data formats supported by the tool. You will learn the limits of each format, such as Shapefiles, Geodatabase, and CAD files, and learn how to link tables from outside sources to existing GIS data to expand the amount of data that can be used in ArcGIS. You'll learn methods for editing 2D and 3D data using ArcGIS Pro and how topology can be used to ensure data integrity. Lastly the book will show you how data and maps can be shared via ArcGIS Online and used with web and mobile applications.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Creating and using a relationship class using existing data

You have seen the power of a relationship class in the previous recipe. You saw how linking two feature classes together allowed you to not only access information about the linked features but also control some behavior. However, this was all automatically set up by the Convert to Annotation tool. In many cases, the data you wish to link together already exists. So how do you create a relationship class which would link that existing data together?

In this recipe, you will create a relationship class between a feature class and a standalone table. This will be between the same parcel layer and sales table you related in the Creating and using a Relate recipe earlier in this chapter.  However, once you establish the relationship class, the link becomes permanent, unlike the relate which is limited to the map in which it was created.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you will need a Standard or Advanced license of ArcGIS Pro. A...