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Brian25

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Hi all,

I am currently working on a project at my work in which I will be mapping barriers for persons with disabilities in the built environment near transit stops at my work, and I have a question for all of you; is there any way you can link image files to point features in a shapefile in ArcMap?

My boss wants me to create an interface in which one could click (or just scroll over it) on a feature and see a picture of said barrier. The initial demo database which I am developing for him will be developed in ArcMap (I’m looking up barrier information at the present through Google Street View), but will be using a Trimble device equipped with ArcPad once it is time to develop the real database.

My boss is not trained in GIS, and I have never done anything like this before. Do any of you know of any way in which this can be done?

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Here's one quick and easy way. I bit clunky, but it works:
Hyperlinks

Here's the online help doc that will get you started:
http://webhelp.esri....nks_to_features

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I would think you could use HTML pop-ups as well.

http://webhelp.esri....ps_for_features

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Hi

As an alternative you could create a file geodatabase, import your shapefile and create a new column. This new column can be raster type. Using raster field you are actually storing raster (image) inside feature class. This makes management (like moving data and images) much easier.
Here is link to the webhelp section.


http://webhelp.esri....s_as_attributes

P.S. Once you have geodatabase you can take advantage of additional feature of geodatabase.

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Zorko

Hi all,

I am currently working on a project at my work in which I will be mapping barriers for persons with disabilities in the built environment near transit stops at my work, and I have a question for all of you; is there any way you can link image files to point features in a shapefile in ArcMap?

My boss wants me to create an interface in which one could click (or just scroll over it) on a feature and see a picture of said barrier. The initial demo database which I am developing for him will be developed in ArcMap (I’m looking up barrier information at the present through Google Street View), but will be using a Trimble device equipped with ArcPad once it is time to develop the real database.

My boss is not trained in GIS, and I have never done anything like this before. Do any of you know of any way in which this can be done?



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I've used the hyperlink method several times with good results. I think it works best when you have a single image for each point, but it does give the flexibility to include multiple images.

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Hi

As an alternative you could create a file geodatabase, import your shapefile and create a new column. This new column can be raster type. Using raster field you are actually storing raster (image) inside feature class. This makes management (like moving data and images) much easier.
Here is link to the webhelp section.


http://webhelp.esri....s_as_attributes

P.S. Once you have geodatabase you can take advantage of additional feature of geodatabase.

Regards,
Zorko

Hi all,

I am currently working on a project at my work in which I will be mapping barriers for persons with disabilities in the built environment near transit stops at my work, and I have a question for all of you; is there any way you can link image files to point features in a shapefile in ArcMap?

My boss wants me to create an interface in which one could click (or just scroll over it) on a feature and see a picture of said barrier. The initial demo database which I am developing for him will be developed in ArcMap (I’m looking up barrier information at the present through Google Street View), but will be using a Trimble device equipped with ArcPad once it is time to develop the real database.

My boss is not trained in GIS, and I have never done anything like this before. Do any of you know of any way in which this can be done?



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Don, you can have multiple hyperlinks for a single feature. In that case you would use Dynamic Hyperlinks. Here's web help link.

http://webhelp.esri....nks_to_features



I've used the hyperlink method several times with good results. I think it works best when you have a single image for each point, but it does give the flexibility to include multiple images.

- Don Milne

Hi

As an alternative you could create a file geodatabase, import your shapefile and create a new column. This new column can be raster type. Using raster field you are actually storing raster (image) inside feature class. This makes management (like moving data and images) much easier.
Here is link to the webhelp section.


http://webhelp.esri....s_as_attributes

P.S. Once you have geodatabase you can take advantage of additional feature of geodatabase.

Regards,
Zorko

Hi all,

I am currently working on a project at my work in which I will be mapping barriers for persons with disabilities in the built environment near transit stops at my work, and I have a question for all of you; is there any way you can link image files to point features in a shapefile in ArcMap?

My boss wants me to create an interface in which one could click (or just scroll over it) on a feature and see a picture of said barrier. The initial demo database which I am developing for him will be developed in ArcMap (I’m looking up barrier information at the present through Google Street View), but will be using a Trimble device equipped with ArcPad once it is time to develop the real database.

My boss is not trained in GIS, and I have never done anything like this before. Do any of you know of any way in which this can be done?



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In addition to hyperlinking, ESRI have created a free Extension called ArcPhoto.

http://arcscripts.es....asp?dbid=14856

Cheers
Dustin
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I would think you could use HTML pop-ups as well.

http://webhelp.esri....ps_for_features


zeppor, do html pop-ups work in 9.2 as well? If they do, you may just be my hero...
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