ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric
At the 2019 Esri User Conference in San Diego this July, Esri released the next generation of Parcel Management Tools - the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric. The ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric provides a faster, more flexible solution that uses a less restrictive data model than the previous ArcMap Parcel Fabric and allows the immediate use of a record driven workflow without extensive clean up of your data.
In addition to providing Records Based workflows in which the Parcel Fabric maintains information on which lines are utilized in the creation and maintenance of Parcels in the Parcel Fabric, the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric uses web services in the Enterprise, uses standard ArcGIS Pro editing tools, and provides advanced quality control through attribute and topology rules while using the standard editing tools contained in ArcGIS Pro.
Flexible Data Model
While the ArcMap Parcel Fabric provides a standardized Data Model in the Local Government Information Model (See here), the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric provides a much more flexible data model for its implementation. Rather than creating relationship class between the points, lines and polygons, the Record retains the information on what features are impacted by the creation and maintenance of the Parcels.
Standard Constriction and Edit Tools
One of the benefits of the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric is its use of the standard construction and edit tools built into ArcGIS Pro. This allows the user to take advantage of the revised ArcGIS Pro construction and edit tools without learning a completely new set of tools specifically created for Parcels.
Esri has done a great job of evaluating the entire edit process and consolidating the various ArcMap edit tools and integrating them into a set of functions that are easier to discover and find.
These edit tools include a revised Traverse tool, all Coordinate Geometry (COGO) tools, copy parallel, fillet, divide, merge, split, Update COGO values and sequential numbering tools.
In order to manage topology and improve the efficiency of attribution, the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric uses standard database topology rules, validation and correction functions for maintaining the topologic relationships and the new Attribute Rules for the greater efficiency of attribution.
Included with the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabrics is a set of predefined Tasks that guide you through the process of creating and managing Parcels. The initial set of Tasks include: Marge Parcels; Parcel Split from a Parent Parcel; Parcel Split using a Metes and bounds Description and Creating Parcels from CAD Files.
Future releases will include additional Tasks.
While the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric utilizes a file geodatabase when being used in single editor mode, when implemented into the Enterprise, the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric uses Web Services and Branch Versioning in facilitate multi-user editing.
Web Services allows greater flexibility for the Enterprise and, once implemented, provides greater efficiency in managing versions.
ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric Implementation Services
Panda Consulting continues to assist Esri in the design and implementation of the ArcGIS Pro Parcel Fabric. If you are interested in exploring the next generation of Parcel Mapping, please reach out and contact us and we will help you with the evaluation of what is needed and how strategically implement and become as efficient as possible. Contact us and let us help you.