The following concepts are important for understanding the Geo Element.
Three types of geographic information can be created and managed:
For example, a Hotel location may use a Point to indicate its location while a trail along the edge of a lake would use a Path.
Used to specify the characteristics of various Geo Types.
For example, while a Geo Element may have several Points and Paths, those Points and Paths can be distinguished by using Geo Feature Types. One Path could be assigned the Geo Feature Type of "Dirt Trail" while another Path could be assigned the Geo Feature Type "Paved Trail."
Every entry within a Geo Element is called a Geo Feature. A Geo Feature is made up of the following:
Geo Type (Point, Path or Polygon)
Geo Feature Type (Dirt Trail, Paved Trail, Gazebo, etc.)
For example, a Geo Feature for a trail within a Geo Element would include this information: Geo Type: Path Geo Feature Type: Dirt Trail Note: Pine Lake Trail Together, this information is considered a Geo Feature.
Geo Layers are optional, but can be important for the presentation of geographical information in conjunction with ESRI map layers.