Dynamically add points to map

Discussion created by dcn23 on Jun 19, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 21, 2012 by khibma-esristaff
Hi all,

I am trying to create a python script (or something of the sorts) that allows me to interactively add points to a .shp or FC by clicking on a map that is updated every X seconds. (This will be done from a helicopter where map updates are based on GPS location). I have been playing around with modelbuilder and feature sets which allows me to add the points interactively, however it stores all the points in the in__memory (I think) then adds them to a FC all at once. I want to be able to append a point to a FC as soon as it is added (i.e. as soon as I click on the map) as each point needs to have a unique timestamp.

I have some experience with python, and a little more with modelbuilder.

Any help would be awesome!