Creating a polygon grid using selected features

Polygon grids are grids that are created over a specified extent and stored in a polygon feature class. The grid divides the specified extent into cells so that you can systematically review a large dataset. In the polygon grid, individual grid cells are polygon features that can be attributed and selected. This type of grid can be used with applications such as Data Reviewer to divide large extents into more manageable sections.

These grids can be used during Reviewer sessions to manage both visual and automated quality control. With Reviewer, the polygon grid can be associated with the Reviewer table and the grid information associated with individual records. Cells that contain features that have been recorded as records in the Reviewer table have the QC_GRID field populated with polygon grid information.

Before creating the polygon grid, ensure that the data you use meets the following conditions:

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If the datum does not match, a transformation is applied to the grid extent.

Defining the polygon grid workspace

The workspace is the location where the polygon grid is created. The polygon grid can be created in any type of geodatabase and can be at the root level of the geodatabase or in a feature dataset.

Schritte:
  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the Data Reviewer toolbar, click Data Reviewer > Create Polygon Grid Wizard.

    The Create Polygon Grid Wizard - 1 dialog box appears.

    Create Polygon Grid Wizard - 1 dialog box

  3. Click Browse.

    The Select Workspace or Feature Dataset dialog box appears.

  4. Navigate to the geodatabase or feature dataset in which to store the grid.
  5. Click Select.

    The Create Polygon Grid Wizard - 1 dialog box appears.

  6. Type a name for the grid's feature class in the Feature Class text box.
  7. Click Next.

    The Create Polygon Grid Wizard - 2 dialog box appears.

    Create Polygon Grid Wizard - 2 dialog box

Specifying the grid extent

The grid extent is the area that the polygon grid covers in the map. With the Create Polygon Grid Wizard, you have several options for specifying the extent of your grid. They range from manually defining the extent with a bounding box to using coordinates to define the grid extent.

You can define the grid extent using the features that are currently selected in the map. You can create the grid over a single feature or over all the selected features in the map. When multiple features are selected, you can create the grid over the entire extent of the selection or create separate grids over each feature.

Schritte:
  1. On the Create Polygon Grid Wizard - 2 dialog box, choose an option for using selected features to define the grid extent:
    • Selected Features - One Grid Over Selection Extent—One grid is created over the entire selection set.
    • Selected Features - One Grid Per Selected Feature—One grid is created over each selected feature. The grid does not cover the extent of the entire selection set.
    Create Polygon Wizard
  2. If you chose the Selected Features - One Grid Per Selected Feature option, click the drop-down arrow and choose the method for naming the feature classes that contain the polygon grids.

    If you chose the Selected Features - One Grid Over Selection Extent option, proceed to the next step.

  3. Click Next.

    The Create Polygon Grid Wizard - 3 dialog box appears.

Defining the grid layout

The grid layout determines the number of rows and columns the polygon grid is going to have. You can define the layout according to a specific number of rows and columns, or you can use the coordinate system to determine the intervals at which rows and columns are created.

Schritte:
  1. On the Create Polygon Grid Wizard - 3 dialog box, choose an option for setting up the grid layout.

    Create Polygon Grid Wizard - 3 dialog box

    • Rows and Columns—You define the grid layout by designating a number of rows and columns.
    • Coordinate System—You define the grid layout based on a coordinate system, the starting x- and y-coordinates, and the interval at which you want the cells to be created.
  2. Define the layout for the polygon grid.

    To define the grid layout using rows and columns

    Choose the Rows and Columns option, then type the number of rows you want in the Rows text box and the number of columns you want in the Columns text box.

    The default value for both is 10.

    To define the grid layout using the coordinate system

    Choose the Coordinate System option, then click Coordinate System to choose the coordinate system you want to use to define the grid layout. Type the starting point in the X Start and Y Start text boxes, click the drop-down arrows to define the units of measurement, then type the interval for the cells in the X Interval and Y interval text boxes.

  3. Click Finish.

    The polygon grid is created in the specified dataset or workspace and added to the map.

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2/10/2014