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I'm working on a project where we will be geo-referencing historic building photos and adding that locational data into a larger ArcGIS base map project. What I'd like to do is store the historic images (perspective shots, not areal imagery) as part of the project geo-database and link them to the map through the feature class layer so that the photo itself or a link to the image pops up when selecting or identifying the image location in the GIS. I know how to so this in Google Earth of course but need to do something similar in Arc10.

Any tips or examples on this technique?

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I'm working on a project where we will be geo-referencing historic building photos and adding that locational data into a larger ArcGIS base map project. What I'd like to do is store the historic images (perspective shots, not areal imagery) as part of the project geo-database and link them to the map through the feature class layer so that the photo itself or a link to the image pops up when selecting or identifying the image location in the GIS. I know how to so this in Google Earth of course but need to do something similar in Arc10.

Any tips or examples on this technique?


I've done something similar using VBA, but I didn't store the images in the database. I stored them in a folder in the same directory as the database and just added a file name to a field in the database. My application functioned by showing images of selected points. If you want, I can look up the code and send it your way.

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I partially answered my own question with the links below on adding HTML pop ups and enabling attachments to feature classes:

http://help.arcgis.c...0002r000000.htm

http://help.arcgis.c...000003vv000000/

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You can place one image in a blob field of a point feature class but it is a long process and doesn't give as good a result as the html popup. I use the html popup all the time. You might also want to check out ArcGIS Explorer for desktop. At 10 it now loads geojpgs. you could use it to create a layer package to use in your base map.

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I realize I am a bit late but....

What you want to do is hyperlink images from a separate folded. They do not need to be in a geodatabase.

This is done via the attribute table of the feature class (probably point data). ex. c:\folder\image.filetype . And you can make use of scripts to fill in the attribute data, drawing from other attribute fields.

Probably doesn't help but at least its here if someone searches in the future.




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