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Intro to ArcGIS for New Users. ArcGIS Desktop Advanced GeoprocessingArcInfo ArcReader Data Access Map Viewing Query Advanced EditingArcEditor ArcView.

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1 Intro to ArcGIS for New Users

2 ArcGIS Desktop Advanced GeoprocessingArcInfo ArcReader Data Access Map Viewing Query Advanced EditingArcEditor ArcView Data Access Mapping Query Simple Editing Customization

3 What is ArcGIS? Comprehensive, integrated GIS system Single to multi-user functionality Increased functionality from ArcView to ArcINFO

4 What is ArcGIS? Made of two primary applications: ArcMap ArcCatalog Three license levels of functionality: ArcView, ArcEditor and ArcINFO

5 Which Do I Use? ArcMap Map production Geocoding Map Analysis Day-to-day queries and analysis ArcCatalog Create new data Manage existing data holdings Preview data Document data with metadata

6 ArcCatalog Similar to Windows Explorer A window into your database Browse and manage data Preview data and attributes Create and view metadata

7 ArcCatalog- Metadata Data about data Metadata tab Description Spatial Attributes Preview and search data and attributes Create, edit and view metadata

8 ArcToolbox Geographic processing functions Data management and conversion tools Tools and Wizards Tools vary with ArcGIS products A dockable window accessible from ArcMap or ArcCatalog

9 ArcMap Primary display application Perform map-based tasks Displaying, mapping, and editing Querying and analyzing Charting Reporting

10 ArcMap Interface Data/Layout View Context menu Menu bar Title bar Data Frame Standard toolbar Layers Table of Contents Toolbar

11 Data View and Layout View Data View for display, queries, editing and analysis Layout View for creating map layouts

12 Layers, data frames and maps Layer(s) Represents one data source from hard drive. Data frame Organizes layers More than one data frame can exist A map document contains Data frames Layers Map elements

13 Layers Reference spatial data sources: shapefiles, geodatabase feature classes, imagery, etc. Have a properties dialog box for setting symbology, labeling, definition queries Right-click on layer

14 Changing symbol properties Right- click Left- click

15 Querying/Analyzing Data Identify Find Select by Attribute Select by Location Select by Graphics Use the draw tools

16 Querying/Analyzing Data – cont.

17 Tip – Make your life easier You save your work in a “map document” (.mxd). Map documents do not store data, only references/pointers to the data sources which make up layers in ArcMap. Save your work often…

18 Toolbars & Extensions Right- click

19 Layouts One layout per map document Data frame(s) automatically appear on layout Layout toolbar Insert menu to add layout graphics (legend, scale bar, north arrow etc.)

20 More Information ArcGIS Help ESRI Resource Center Virtual Campus ESRI Online Support Center Knowledge base User Forum Documentation Downloads Technical Papers DDP Training , Telephone

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22 Thank You For Your Attention


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