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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook by Daniela Cristiana Docan

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Editing features in a geodatabase

In ArcMap, a layer references the spatial datasets (for example, feature class and raster) that contain features with common geometry and attributes. A layer uses the dataset attributes to represent the features by one or more symbols. By default, a layer symbolizes features from a feature class using the subtype field.

The editing session in ArcGIS for Desktop is based on layers. When you start an edit session, you have to define the Feature Template that describes the type of feature that you intend to create. ArcGIS creates feature templates by default, based on the layer symbology. In the Creating Feature window, you can see the list of feature templates. You can create new types of features with the Organize ...

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