An overview of the Topology toolset

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

Topology is a collection of rules that, coupled with a set of editing tools and techniques, enables the geodatabase to more accurately model geometric relationships. ArcGIS implements topology through a set of rules that define how features may share a geographic space and a set of editing tools that work with features that share geometry in an integrated fashion. A topology is stored in a geodatabase as one or more relationships that define how the features in one or more feature classes share geometry. The features participating in a topology are still simple feature classes—rather than modifying the definition of the feature class, a topology serves as a description of how the features can be spatially related.

The Topology toolset contains a set of tools that can be used to create and manage a geodatabase topology.



Add Feature Class To Topology

Adds a feature class to a topology.

Add Rule To Topology

Adds a new rule to a topology.

Create Topology

Creates a topology. The topology will not contain any feature classes or rules.

Remove Feature Class From Topology

Removes a feature class from a topology.

Remove Rule From Topology

Removes a rule from a topology.

Set Cluster Tolerance

Sets the cluster tolerance of a topology.

Validate Topology

Validates a geodatabase topology.

Topology tools

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