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Day 1 ArcGIS Goals for the Afternoon. 1-2 Exploring the ArcMap interface Table of Contents: Data views and layer legends are listed in the dockable Table.

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1 Day 1 ArcGIS Goals for the Afternoon

2 1-2 Exploring the ArcMap interface Table of Contents: Data views and layer legends are listed in the dockable Table of Contents Menu bar Standard toolbar Title bar: Shows map name Status bar: Describes selected buttons and menu items; reports coordinates Display area: Map features draw in the display area Sizable! Drag divider Context menus: Right-click data or layers

3 1-3 Maps contain layers  Layers:  have (point to) a data source  can be saved with a map  can be saved as a file (Streets.lyr)  have symbology

4 1-4 Layer data sources  Feature layer from a feature class (points, lines, polygons)  Geodatabase, coverage, shapefile, CAD  Raster layers  Grids and images

5 1-5 Adding layer data  Using ArcCatalog  Drag data from ArcCatalog to ArcMap  Using ArcMap  File > Add data, Table of Contents context menu, Add Data button  You pick the data and ArcMap generates a layer to point to that data

6 1-6 Working with layers in the Table of Contents  Layers draw in their Table of Contents order, bottom up  Drag layers to reorder  Show, hide, rename, or remove layers  Group similar layers  View the source data

7 1-7 Setting layer properties  In ArcMap or ArcCatalog  General  Source  Selection  Display  Symbology  Fields  Definition query  Labels

8 1-8 Changing layer symbol and color  Right-click a symbol to set its color  Left-click to change symbol properties

9 1-9 Exploring your data  Magnify and Overview windows  Spatial bookmarks  Zoom and Pan  Identify  Find  Hyperlinks  Layer tables

10 1-10 Same data, different views  Magnify window  Live or snapshot  Drag update  Scale (%)  Overview window  Red zoom box

11 1-11 Keeping track of where you have been  Spatial bookmarks  Creating bookmarks  Naming bookmarks  Returning to a bookmarks

12 1-12 Identifying a feature  Identify features in multiple layers  Set bookmarks  Add hyperlinks  Can add multiple hyperlinks for a single feature

13 1-13 Finding a feature  Search  All layers  Selectable layers  One layer by name  Flash  Zoom  Identify  Set bookmarks  Select the feature

14 1-14 Looking at layer tables  Display tabular information  Formatted into records (rows) and fields (columns)  Contain descriptive information about features  Every layer has a table  One record per feature

15 Working with layers and layouts

16 1-16 Setting layer properties  General  Source  Selection  Display  Symbology  Visibility  Fields  Definition query  Labels (Lesson 17)  Joins and relates (Lesson 9)

17 1-17 Visible scale Setting visibility scale  Minimum display scale  Maximum display scale

18 1-18 Changing the data source for a layer  Map documents can lose track of the source data  Source data gets moved  Source tab lets you change the data source for a layer  Shortcut: Right-click the layer data > Data > Set Data Source Layers with misplaced data Click here to change the data source

19 1-19 Selection color  Default  Selection symbol  Selection color

20 1-20 Display properties  Map tips  Need spatial index for coverage and shapefile line and point feature classes  Scale symbols when reference scale is set  Transparency  Hyperlinks  Document  URL  Macro  Excluded features  Features can be excluded from drawing when converted to graphics

21 1-21 Drawing properties  Single symbol  Unique value  Graduated colors and symbols  Proportional symbol  Dot density  Charts  Imports symbology from layers or ArcView AVL files

22 1-22 Using the classification histogram  Manage class breaks  Define  Interval  Number of classes  Method  Right-click the histogram to  Zoom in or out  Insert/Delete breaks  Center the histogram

23 1-23 Examining the Fields property  Inspect field definition information  Set a primary display field (for map tips)  Make an alias  Change the number format  Currency  Numeric  Move

24 1-24 Creating a definition query  Create a query string  Only displays queried features  Does not affect source

25 1-25 Data frame properties  Units  Frame and background symbology  Coordinate system  Illumination  Light source for 3D data  Grids  Labels and annotation  Show extents for other data frames

26 1-26 Ways to create a map  Create a map from scratch  Modify an existing map  Use predefined map templates

27 1-27 Choosing a page size  Defined by printer  Printer margins included  Custom paper size  Printer margins not included

28 1-28 Inserting map elements  Insert menu  Data frame  Text  Neatline  Legend  North arrow  Scale bar  Scale text  Picture  OLE object (MS Word, Excel, etc.)  Drawing toolbar  Graphics  Text

29 1-29 Design aids  Snapping elements  Rulers  Guides  Grids  Margins

30 1-30 Arranging map elements  Group and ungroup  Graphics operations  Front and back draw order  Nudge  Align  Distribute  Rotate and flip  Properties

31 1-31 Data view Layout view Viewing a map  Layout view  Work with the map page (e.g., place map elements)  Data view  Work with the data (e.g., edit features)

32 1-32 Layout view USA data frame (Albers Equal Area) World data frame (No projection) Data frames  Containers for layers and graphics  Can have indexes and graticules  Have a coordinate system  Project on the fly  First layer sets default

33 1-33 Focused Active Selected Data frame status  Select to move  New layers are added to active data frame  Data view displays active data frame (bold in TOC)  Focus to add graphics inside the data frame

34 1-34 Storing map documents  Saved as MXD file by default  Can save as a template (MXT)  Can store relative or full path names  File > Map properties > Data Source Options  Graphic formats  BMP, EMF, EPS, PDF  ArcPress formats  BIL, BIP, BSQ, TIFF, JPEG, PCX, PNG

35 1-35 Log-in to ArcGIS  Let’s start ArcGIS. just type “dts” in your Explorer browser ( https://dts.gov.bc.ca/ )https://dts.gov.bc.ca/  Let’s try some exercises to learn how to navigate around.

36 Working with ArcToolbox

37 1-37 ArcToolbox Goals  Introduction to ArcToolbox  Tool groups  Tools  Toolbox options  How ArcToolbox works

38 1-38 Introduction to ArcToolbox  Graphical User Interface for Geoprocessing framework  Hundreds of tools.  Works with ArcCatalog and ArcMap (drag and drop)

39 1-39 The Tool tree  Tools organized by function  Tree is only three levels deep: easy to find the tool you want  Tree objects Toolbox Tool sets Models Scripts Tools

40 1-40 Toolboxes  Data Management  Merge, Append, Copy, Rename  Analysis  Clip, Buffer, Erase, Intersect, Union  Conversion  Convert GIS data between coverages, shapefiles, geodatabase, CAD

41 1-41 The Buffer tool Working with tools  One panel  Help

42 1-42 Setting input/output dataset names  Entering your data  Type into field  Drag to field from ArcCatalog  Use minibrowser

43 1-43 Finding tools  Find tools from Index or Search tab.

44 1-44 Model Builder  Workflow diagram  Series of processes executed in a sequence.

45 1-45 Congratulations, we’re done Part 2!  Questions!?  Up next, tomorrow morning, Part 3:  Tables  Query & Analysis  Graphs & Reports


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