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Feature on Feature

Available with Data Reviewer license.

Summary

The Feature on Feature check finds features from the same or two different feature layers that share a spatial relationship and returns them as results.

Overview

The purpose of the Feature on Feature check is to find features that spatially relate to each other, such as a road on a land feature or a lake surrounded by grassland.

Industry scenarios

  • In parcel management, the Feature on Feature check ensures that lot units within tax parcels do not overlap each other.
  • In electrical utility management, the Feature on Feature check ensures that a point feature splits the line it is connected to. For example, a switch point feature must split the primary conductor line feature.

Syntax

Parameter Required Explanation

Input Feature Layers

Yes

The input feature layers evaluated by the rule.

Valid inputs for this rule type are point, polyline, and polygon feature layers. Click the Forward button Forward to apply filtering to specific features in the feature layer.

Features to Compare

Yes

The features from Input Feature Layers will be returned as a Reviewer result based on their relationship to the features from this data source.

Valid inputs for this rule type are point, polyline, and polygon feature layers. Click the Forward button Forward to apply filtering to specific features in the feature layer.

Spatial Relationship

Yes

The spatial relationship to be evaluated.

  • Touches—A part of the feature from Input Feature Layers comes into contact with the boundary of a feature from the Features to Compare source. The interiors of the features do not intersect.
  • Contains—A feature from Input Feature Layers completely encloses a feature from the Features to Compare source.
  • Intersects—Any part of a feature from Input Feature Layers comes into contact with any part of a feature from the Features to Compare source.
  • Within—A feature from Input Feature Layers is completely within a feature from the Features to Compare source.
  • Crosses—The interior of a feature from Input Feature Layers comes into contact with the interior or boundary (if a polygon) of a feature from the Features to Compare source.
  • Overlaps—The interior of a feature from Input Feature Layers partly covers a feature from the Features to Compare source. Only features of the same geometry can be compared.

Search Distance

No

A buffer distance used in determining the spatial relationship.

This parameter is only valid if the Spatial Relationship parameter is set to Intersects.

Invert Relationship

No

After the relationship is evaluated, this option determines if the result should be used as-is or inverted. For example, this option can be used to identify features that do not intersect or are not within a distance of another feature.

  • Unchecked—The result of the validation will not be inverted. This is the default.
  • Checked—The result of the validation will be inverted.

Title

No

Title property of the Reviewer result created when a noncompliant feature is found.

This information is used to support data quality requirement traceability, automated reporting, and corrective workflows.

Notes

No

Descriptive text of the Reviewer result created when noncompliant features are found.

This information is used to provide guidance to facilitate corrective workflows.

Severity

No

Severity of the Reviewer result created when noncompliant features are found.

This value indicates the importance of the Reviewer result relative to other results. Values range from 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest priority and 5 being the lowest.

Tags

No

Tag property of the Reviewer rule.

This information is used in rule authoring and management workflows to support traceability and reporting of data quality requirements.

Notes

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