Edit features with feature-linked annotation

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Edit feature attributes which are linked to annotation through an expression.

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Use case

Annotation is useful for displaying text that you don't want to move or resize when the map is panned or zoomed (unlike labels which will move and resize). Feature-linked annotation will update when a feature attribute referenced by the annotation expression is also updated. Additionally, the position of the annotation will transform to match any transformation to the linked feature's geometry.

How to use the sample

Pan and zoom the map to see that the text on the map is annotation, not labels. Tap one of the address points to update the house number (ADADDRESS) and street name (STSTR_NAM). Tap one of the dashed parcel polylines and tap another location to change its geometry. NOTE: Selection is only enabled for points and straight (single segment) polylines.

The feature-linked annotation will update accordingly.

How it works

  1. Load the geodatabase. NOTE: Read/write geodatabases should normally come from a GeodatabaseSyncTask, but this has been omitted here. That functionality is covered in the sample Generate geodatabase.
  2. Create FeatureLayers from geodatabase feature tables found in the geodatabase with Geodatabase::geodatabaseFeatureTable.
  3. Create AnnotationLayers from geodatabase feature tables found in the geodatabase with Geodatabase::geodatabaseAnnotationTable.
  4. Add the feature layers and annotation layers to the map's operational layers.
  5. Connect to MapQuickView::mouseClicked to capture clicks on the map to either select address points or parcel polyline features. NOTE: Selection is only enabled for points and straight (single segment) polylines.

    • For the address points, a dialog will opened to allow editing of the address number (ADADDRESS) and street name (STSTR_NAM) attributes. A second tap will change the location of the point.
    • For the parcel lines, a second tap will change one of the polyline's vertices.

Both expressions were defined by the data author in ArcGIS Pro using the Arcade expression language.

Relevant API

  • AnnotationLayer
  • Feature
  • FeatureLayer
  • Geodatabase

Offline data

Link Local Location
Loudoun geodatabase <userhome>/ArcGIS/Runtime/Data/geodatabase/loudoun_anno.geodatabase

About the data

This sample uses data derived from the Loudoun GeoHub.

The annotation linked to the point data in this sample is defined by arcade expression $feature.AD_ADDRESS + " " + $feature.ST_STR_NAM. The annotation linked to the parcel polyline data is defined by Round(Length(Geometry($feature), 'feet'), 2).

Tags

annotation, attributes, feature-linked annotation, features, fields

Sample Code

EditFeaturesWithFeatureLinkedAnnotation.qmlEditFeaturesWithFeatureLinkedAnnotation.cppEditFeaturesWithFeatureLinkedAnnotation.h
                                                                                                                                  
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// [WriteFile Name=EditFeaturesWithFeatureLinkedAnnotation, Category=EditData]
// [Legal]
// Copyright 2020 Esri.

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// you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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import QtQuick 2.6
import QtQuick.Controls 2.2
import QtQuick.Layouts 1.3
import QtGraphicalEffects 1.0
import Esri.Samples 1.0

Item {

    // add a mapView component
    MapView {
        id: view
        anchors.fill: parent

        onMouseClicked: {
            if (updateWindow.visible)
                updateWindow.visible = false;
        }
    }

    // Update Window
    Rectangle {
        id: updateWindow
        anchors.centerIn: parent
        width: childrenRect.width
        height: childrenRect.height
        radius: 10
        visible: false

        GaussianBlur {
            anchors.fill: updateWindow
            source: view
            radius: 40
            samples: 20
        }

        MouseArea {
            anchors.fill: parent
            onClicked: mouse.accepted = true;
            onWheel: wheel.accepted = true;
        }

        GridLayout {
            columns: 2
            anchors.margins: 5

            Text {
                Layout.columnSpan: 2
                Layout.margins: 5
                Layout.alignment: Qt.AlignHCenter
                text: qsTr("Update Attributes")
                font.pixelSize: 16
            }

            Text {
                text: qsTr("AD_ADDRESS:")
                Layout.margins: 5
            }

            TextField {
                id: attAddressTextField
                selectByMouse: true
            }

            Text {
                text: qsTr("ST_STR_NAM:")
                Layout.margins: 5
            }

            TextField {
                id: attStreetTextField
                selectByMouse: true
            }

            Row {
                Layout.alignment: Qt.AlignRight
                Layout.columnSpan: 2
                height: childrenRect.height
                spacing: 5

                Button {
                    Layout.margins: 5
                    Layout.alignment: Qt.AlignRight
                    text: qsTr("Update")
                    // once the update button is clicked, hide the windows, and fetch the currently selected features
                    onClicked: {
                        updateWindow.visible = false;
                        model.updateSelectedFeature(attAddressTextField.text, attStreetTextField.text);
                    }
                }

                Button {
                    Layout.alignment: Qt.AlignRight
                    Layout.margins: 5
                    text: qsTr("Cancel")
                    // once the cancel button is clicked, hide the window
                    onClicked: updateWindow.visible = false;
                }
            }
        }
    }

    // Declare the C++ instance which creates the map etc. and supply the view
    EditFeaturesWithFeatureLinkedAnnotationSample {
        id: model
        mapView: view

        onAddressAndStreetTextChanged: {
            updateWindow.visible = true;

            attAddressTextField.text = model.addressAndStreetText[0];
            attStreetTextField.text = model.addressAndStreetText[1];
        }
    }
}

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