Are you currently using Esri’s parcel fabric and, if so, have you incorporated any Add-Ins?

Geospatial Data Specialist Lisa Schaefer, a leader in parcel fabric implementation and education, introduces key aspects of Add-Ins…

Lisa will be delivering the presentation “Discover Parcel Fabric Add-Ins: What’s Available and How Should I Use Them?” at the MN GIS/LIS Annual Consortium October 5.

Lisa Schaefer, Geospatial Data Specialist

I am always eager to help the organizations I work with to embrace tools that enable them to work smarter and faster with the fabric. Parcel Fabric Add-Ins are no exception. But it can take some time to navigate such tools and discover where and how they are best deployed. Let’s start at the beginning:

Where to Find Parcel Fabric Add-Ins

Add-Ins can be found at GitHub in the Parcel Fabric Add-Ins Repository.


What Add-Ins are Available?

Add-Ins include Parcel Fabric Quality Control, Delete Fabric Records, Curves & Lines, Repair Fabric History/Fabric History Toolbar…and more!


How to Use Them

Let’s look in a little more detail at just a couple of Add-Ins. This isn’t all-encompassing, but provides a brief overview of where and why they may help you out.

Parcel Fabric Quality Control

This Add-In allows the user to visualize quality indicators on parcels, recalculate bearings/distances based on filters, and obtain a combined scale factor for distance calculations by specifying an elevation source.

Videos are available to illustrate some portions of the tool.

Delete Fabric Records

This Add-In is, as the name suggests, for deleting a large volume of features from parcel fabrics. Use cases include finding and deleting inconsistent fabric records such as points that are not attached to lines, lines with the same from/to points, parcels with no lines, and empty plans.

I find the Delete Fabric Records Add-In most helpful when deployed as part of my quality control process to find/delete inconsistent records, within Catalog.

Fabric Plan Tools

The Fabric Plan Tools Add-In can be used to find fabric plans in the parcel fabric with the same name, merging plans with the same name, and finding and fixing parcels that have been orphaned from their plan. It is best applied following a migration, to find duplicate plan names that may have been loadfed with a multi-part sub-polygon.

Interested in finding out more?

Watch out for a webinar coming soon to find out more about parcel fabric tools and tips. Or, if you’re in Minnesota and planning to attend the MN GIS/LIS Consortium, join me on October 5 at 10:30am!