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A quick tour of Event Editor

Features of the Event Editor

Event Editor is a web application for adding, selecting, and editing linear referenced event data. Notable features include route searching, attribute set-based route attribution, quality control of events checks, event data query, creating and saving bookmarks, saving and deleting webmaps, and event editing and route redlining.


The Event Editor layout includes a ribbon toolbar, widgets, results grid, and floating windows.

Event Editor's components
Event Editor's components

Ribbon toolbar

The ribbon toolbar docks at the top of the editor. It has three tabs, and each tab is divided into groups.




Manages webmaps, map layers, and basemaps


Navigates the map using pan and zoom controls and bookmarks


Searches for routes based on network and route ID


Identifies routes and events on the map



Selects events on the basis of geometry, attributes, and proximity

Edit Events

Adds and edits point and line events, and defines attribute sets.

Redline Routes

Adds and edits redlines



Performs quality control checks on a specific route to find gaps, overlaps, and invalid measures in the events


Reconciles and posts data against other versions

Data Reviewer

Executes Data Reviewer checks on events and views results


Adds markup symbols to the map for the Event Editor session

Map tab
Map tab

Edit tab
Edit tab

Review Tab
Review tab


After clicking a menu and selecting a widget, the widget opens. Most of the widgets dock on the left side of the page.

After opening the widget, you can expand or contract the widget to a different size that persists across all sessions.

To minimize the widget, click the left-facing arrow. To close the widget, click the x on the top right.

Split Events widget
Split Events widget in the Event Editor

Results grid

After running many widgets (Select Events, QC), a results grid opens containing event results. By default, the results grid opens at the bottom of the page; however, this is configurable. You can directly edit event records in the results grid. The results grid contains four tools that can help you edit event data: Zoom To (selected events), Select All, Save Changes, and Calculate Field.

Roadway Characteristics Editor results grid

Similar to widgets, you can expand and contract the results grid to a different size that persists across all sessions.

To minimize the results grid, click the down-facing arrow (similar to widgets).