Managing and editing parcel fabrics across multiple projections

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

Sometimes, a parcel fabric may cover a large area, for example, statewide coverage in the United States. In these cases, parcels in a single parcel fabric may need to be edited in different coordinate systems.

If you need to edit parcels in your parcel fabric in different coordinate systems, you need to store your parcel fabric in a geographic coordinate system. When you edit the parcel fabric in ArcMap, you need to project the data frame of your map document to the coordinate system in which you want to edit your parcels.

  1. In ArcMap, click the Add Data button Add Data to load your geographically projected parcel fabric.
  2. The map document is in a geographic projection. This can be confirmed by looking at the current coordinates of the pointer displayed in the bottom right corner of the ArcMap window.
  3. To project the map document, click the data frame name's node in the Table of Contents window, right-click, and click Properties.
  4. Click the Coordinate System tab on the Data Frame Properties dialog box.
  5. Under Select a coordinate system, expand Predefined, expand Projected Coordinate Systems, then navigate to the projection in which you want to work.
  6. Click OK.
  7. The map document refreshes to display the data in the projected coordinate system. You can now begin editing parcel fabric parcels.

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