Enhance quality assurance during editing

Available with Data Reviewer license.

Tutorial summary

In this tutorial, you will identify data quality requirements and the workflows that implement them. You will do this by implementing automated quality assurance using ArcGIS Data Reviewer checks to ensure the integrity of your data during editing workflows.

Estimated time

20 minutes

Software requirements

ArcGIS Pro 2.7 or later

Data requirements

The data for this tutorial is available from the Data Reviewer for ArcGIS Pro Tutorial page. This package contains an ArcGIS Pro project package and a subset of the Local Government sample data. To download the data, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Data Reviewer for ArcGIS Pro Tutorial page.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Extract the files to a convenient location on your computer, such as C:\Data_Reviewer_for_ArcGIS_Pro_Tutorial.

Open the project

In this exercise, you will open a project package using ArcGIS Pro and verify its contents.

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro and sign in if necessary.
    Caution:

    If you have not already downloaded the Data Reviewer for ArcGIS Pro tutorial data, see the data requirements listed above.

  2. On the start page, under your recent projects, click Open another project.
    Note:

    If you already have a project open, click Open Open Project on the Quick Access Toolbar and go to step 4.

  3. On the Open page, under Open, click Computer and click Browse Browse.
  4. Browse to the folder where you downloaded and extracted the tutorial data: <extracted location>\DataReviewer_AttributeRules\Enhance_QA_during_editing.
  5. Click DataReviewer_AttributeRulesTutorial_EnhanceQA.ppkx.
  6. Click OK.

The project opens with a topographic basemap containing city data zoomed to Naperville, Illinois.

Author attribute constraint rules

Attribute constraint rules ensure the integrity of features during editing workflows and are based on specified data quality conditions. Constraint rules are used to assess a feature's geometric integrity, spatial relationships with other features, and attribute consistency.

In this exercise, you will author a series of constraint rules for features in your geodatabase.

Note:

We have added global IDs to the datasets and enabled editor tracking for the purpose of this tutorial, but you need to make sure you do this for your data when you configure your rules.

The following table outlines a subset of data quality requirements that support address-finding workflows. You will implement these as attribute constraint rules to ensure that all new address-related features are compliant with these requirements.

IDRequirementCheckParticipating feature class/table

1

Road centerline must split at an intersection.

Feature on Feature

Road Centerline

2

Road centerline must not have sharp angles of 15 degrees or less.

Cutbacks

Road Centerline

3

Road length must be greater than 20 feet.

Evaluate Polyline Length

Road Centerline

Implement requirement ID 1

Complete the following steps to implement requirement ID 1 from the previous table:

Road centerline must split at an intersection. This requirement is implemented with the Feature on Feature check to find road centerline features that cross other road centerline features.

  1. In the Contents pane, right-click a layer in the Roads group such as Local Streets, and click Design > Attribute Rules.

    The Attribute Rules pane and tab appear for the Road Centerline feature class.

  2. On the Attribute Rules tab, in the Add Rules group, click the Ready to Use Rules button Ready To Use Rules to display ArcGIS Data Reviewer automated checks.
    Note:

    The contents of the Ready to Use Rules gallery vary depending on the chosen data source.

  3. From the Ready to Use Rules gallery, in the Constraint section, click the Feature On Feature button Feature On Feature to add a new rule.

    The new rule appears in the Attribute Rules view with a red row header, indicating that required parameters are missing from the rule configuration.

    Attribute Rules view with required parameters missing
  4. In the New Feature on Feature Rule pane, in the Check Parameters section, configure the parameters that specify the error condition to be detected.
    1. Click the Features to Compare drop-down arrow and choose the RoadCenterline feature class.
    2. Click the Spatial Relationship drop-down arrow and choose the Crosses relationship.
    New Feature on Feature Rule pane—Check Parameters section
  5. In the Execution section, configure the parameter that controls when a feature is evaluated during an editing workflow.
    1. Check the Insert check box to validate features when they are created.
    2. Check the Update check box to validate existing features when they are edited.
    Execution section—Triggers
  6. In the Details section, configure the parameters that facilitate corrective workflows and rule management.
    1. Type Road Centerlines must not cross in the Name text box.
    2. Type Road Centerline should be split at road intersections in the Description text box.
    3. Type LGIM 2016, spatial accuracy, geometry in the Tags text box.
    Execution section—Details

Implement requirement ID 2

Complete the following steps to implement requirement ID 2 from the table in the Author attribute (constraint) rules section.

The road centerline feature class must not contain an angle less than 15 degrees. This requirement is implemented using the Cutbacks check to find road centerline features that contain angles between contiguous segments less than 15 degrees.

  1. On the Attribute Rules tab, in the Add Rules group, click the Ready to Use Rules button Ready To Use Rules to display ArcGIS Data Reviewer automated checks.
    Note:

    The contents of the Ready to Use Rules gallery vary depending on the chosen data source.

  2. From the Ready to Use Rules gallery, in the Constraint section, click the Cutbacks button Cutbacks to add a new rule.

    The new rule appears in the Attribute Rules view with a red row header, indicating that required parameters are missing from the rule configuration.

  3. In the New Cutbacks Rule pane, in the Check Parameters section, specify 15 as the Minimum Angle Size.

    This is the minimum permissible angle between contiguous line segments.

  4. In the Execution section, configure the parameter that controls when a feature is evaluated during an editing workflow.
    1. Check the Insert check box to validate features when they are created.
    2. Check the Update check box to validate existing features when they are edited.
  5. In the Details section, configure the parameters that facilitate corrective workflows and rule management.
    1. Type Sharp angle detected in the Name text box.
    2. Type Centerline features should not contain angles less than 15 degrees in the Description text box.
    3. Type LGIM 2016, thematic accuracy, attributes in the Tags text box.

Implement requirement ID 3

Perform the following steps to implement requirement ID 3 from the table in the Author attribute (constraint) rules section.

Road length must be greater than 20 feet. This requirement is implemented using the Evaluate Polyline Length check to find road centerline features that are 20 feet or smaller.

  1. On the Attribute Rules tab, in the Add Rules group, click the Ready to Use Rules button Ready To Use Rules to display ArcGIS Data Reviewer automated checks.
    Note:

    The contents of the Ready to Use Rules gallery vary depending on the chosen data source.

  2. From the Ready to Use Rules gallery, in the Constraint section, click the Evaluate Polyline Length button Evaluate Polyline Length to add a new rule.

    The new rule appears in the Attribute Rules view with a red row header, indicating that required parameters are missing from the rule configuration.

  3. In the New Evaluate Polyline Lenth Rule pane, in the Check Parameters section, configure the parameters that specify the error condition to be detected.
    1. Click the Length drop-down arrow and choose the is less than option to find roads that are less than 20 feet.
    2. Type 20 in the text box.
    3. Change the unit of measurement to Feet.
  4. In the Execution section, configure the parameter that controls when a feature is evaluated during an editing workflow.
    1. Check the Insert check box to validate features when they are created.
    2. Check the Update check box to validate existing features when they are edited.
  5. In the Details section, configure the parameters that facilitate corrective workflows and rule management.
    1. Type Road length must be greater than 20 feet in the Name text box.
    2. Type Road length cannot be 20 feet or less in the Description text box.
    3. Type LGIM 2016, thematic accuracy, attributes in the Tags text box.
  6. On the Attributes Rules tab, in the Attributes Rules group, click the Save button Save to save your new rules.
  7. Close the Attribute Rules pane to exit rule design.

In this exercise, you opened an existing ArcGIS Pro project and implemented a series of attribute constraint rules to enhance quality assurance during editing workflows. These rules are based on ArcGIS Data Reviewer checks that identify spatial relationship and feature integrity errors in your features. You will use these rules in a later exercise to ensure that the quality of your data is not reduced during routine editing tasks.