Setting up the Roads and Highways editing environment

All editing activities using linear referencing system (LRS) Networks and event layers require that certain conditions be met. At a minimum, you must have an editable feature class, such as redline or calibration point, have the Roads and Highways extension enabled in your map, and have the Roads and Highways toolbar visible. To ensure proper editing capabilities, use the following steps to begin an editing session.

  1. Start ArcMap by clicking Start > All Programs > ArcGIS > ArcMap 10.
  2. Enable the Esri Roads and Highways extension. To learn how to enable extensions, see Enabling the Esri Roads and Highways solution in ArcMap.
  3. Click the Catalog button Catalog button to open the dockable Catalog window.

    Catalog window

    The Catalog window can be docked as a hideable tab for easy access when interacting with the advanced linear referencing system (ALRS).

  4. Navigate to the location of your target LRS Network and drag it to the map display. If you do not have a folder connection for your database, you may need to create one.
    • Click Connect to Folder Connect to Folder button and navigate to the correct location.
    • In the Location search box, type the path to the database and press ENTER.

    Target LRS Network

    The LRS Network is added to the map document.

  5. Add other layers to the map as needed. At a minimum, you must have at least one feature class in your map in order to edit.
  6. Add the Roads and Highways toolbar if it is not already present. To learn how to add the Roads and Highways toolbar, see Displaying the Roads and Highways toolbar.
  7. Start an edit session.
    • From the Editor toolbar, click Editor > Start Editing.
    • From the Production Editing toolbar, click Production Start Editing Production Start Editing button.

    You are now ready to begin editing routes and events.