Separating tasks and tools in MapOffice

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The organization of MapOffice™ you may have noticed has changed
slightly. What was once just tools has been separated into two
categories. Tools and tasks are now available at differing levels of
functionality depending on the version of MapOffice™ you are using.Tool
and tasks have been separated as a result of feedback from the user
community.

Many local government users wanted the ability to measure and conduct
other tool type functions with executing their business
processes/tasks. The two were separated and definitions for each
created.Tasks are focused on work completed by local government. These
are functions that occur every day in local government and the addition
of GIS makes them more efficient. An example of a task is isolating a
water main using the water main isolation task. These differ from tools
in that tools work independently of tasks and basemaps. Tools are
traditional technical functions of GIS like measure and identify.
Examples of tools are measure distance, measure area, identify and
markup. These can be used regardless of what view is being used or task
is being completed.

Separating tasks and tools in MapOffice

Separating_tasks_and_tools_in_MapOffice.png

The organization of MapOffice™ you may have noticed has changed
slightly. What was once just tools has been separated into two
categories. Tools and tasks are now available at differing levels of
functionality depending on the version of MapOffice™ you are using.Tool
and tasks have been separated as a result of feedback from the user
community.

Many local government users wanted the ability to measure and conduct
other tool type functions with executing their business
processes/tasks. The two were separated and definitions for each
created.Tasks are focused on work completed by local government. These
are functions that occur every day in local government and the addition
of GIS makes them more efficient. An example of a task is isolating a
water main using the water main isolation task. These differ from tools
in that tools work independently of tasks and basemaps. Tools are
traditional technical functions of GIS like measure and identify.
Examples of tools are measure distance, measure area, identify and
markup. These can be used regardless of what view is being used or task
is being completed.