Identify errors on existing features

Available with Data Reviewer license.

Visual review is a semiautomated review method commonly used for validating features in your map. This process involves manually reviewing data to assess its quality in ways that automated review methods cannot or were not designed to accomplish. This involves a general inspection of the data and may also include comparing the data against another data source (such as aerial photography).

With the Browse Features tool, you can review the features selected in your map and commit error results for features that fail visual review.

  1. In the Catalog pane, open the map that contains features that require visual review.
  2. On the Edit tab, click the Manage Quality button Manage Quality to open the Manage Quality tab.
  3. Select the features for review using your preferred method; for example, you can select features interactively or by using other methods such as select by attributes or select by location.
  4. On the Manage Quality tab, in the Results group, click the Symbolize button Symbolize to enable the display of feature results and sampling results in your active map.
  5. On the Manage Quality tab, in the Semi-Automated Review group, click the Browse Features button Browse Features.

    The Browse Features pane appears and lists the features selected in the active map.

    Browse Features pane
  6. Click the Next Feature button Next Feature or Previous Feature button Previous Feature to browse through the set of selected features and assess each feature's geometry and attribution.

    For multipart features, click the Next Part button Next Part or Previous Part button Previous Part to pan to each of the feature's parts.

  7. Browse through the selected features until you find a condition that requires you to commit it as an error result.
  8. In the Result Details section, select the Error Type that best describes the error.

    If you choose Custom, the Description, Notes, and Severity properties can be edited to capture unique values.

  9. Optionally update the failed feature's Notes and Severity properties.
  10. Click Commit to write the feature as an error result.

    You can commit several failed features as errors by selecting multiple items in the selection list, or commit all features selected in the layer by selecting the layer name.


    If other features are selected in the map, click Refresh to clear the cache in the Browse Features pane and to display the new set of selected features.


    The Browse Features tool is designed to commit results only to a Data Reviewer workspace.

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