Getting Started with ArcView GIS Introduction to the Laboratory Exercises
ERSI Product line MapObjects: Internet Map Server –(ActiveX) –Works in Windows Developer environments (e.g. Access, Visual C++, Powerbuilder etc) SDE: Spatial Database Engine –Highly integrated data base manager –Capable of treating maps as database entries –Uses data warehouse concept
ESRI Product Line Arc/Info: Full fledged GIS –Thousands of functions –Command line structure with menu tools –Arc Macro Language (AML) –Uses INFO relational data base or others –Many existing data sets –Interaction with ERDAS Imagine, AutoCAD
ArcView 3.2 Additions (2) New data integration utilities New sample utilities and extensions New and updated "ESRI Data & Maps" (total of five CDs) Enhanced CADReader to support AutoCAD 2000
ArcView Components Project: collective storage for maps, charts and tables View: display set for geographic data Theme: One attribute or data layer, part of a display Table:spreadsheet-type flat file of attributes and records
ArcView Components (2) Chart: “business graphic” display of data in a table Layout: Full set of properties, settings, and components that generate a specific map Script: a program written in ArcView’s programming language called “Avenue” Extension: An extra part of ArcView for specific enhancements, e.g. Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst.
The WIMP Interface Windows: Multiple, scroll, resize, elevator bar Icons: Represent windows, tasks, etc. Can use drag and drop, click to activate etc. Menus: Pop-up, pull-down, pull-right. Messages Pointers: Mostly the mouse. Can use digitizer, track ball etc.
Windows: The active window Projects, views, tables, charts, layout, and scripts all have their own windows Only one window is “active” at a time To make a window active, click on it or select it from the menus The title bar will be highlighted in color when the window is active