Ex2 - Spring 2008 Exercise 2 Map Projection Purpose of the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Spring 2008 Exercise 2 Map Projection Purpose of the Exercise: 1. To understand the concept of map projection though hands on mapping and analysis. 2. To learn how to use ArcToolbox, an ARcGIS module. Description of the exercise: In this exercise, you will project a world map into 3 projected coordinate systems, mercator projection, robinson projection, and world from space projection. You will look at the differences among these projections in terms of distortions in area, shape, direction, and distance. 1. Download Ex2.zip from the Blackboard. Unzip the files ( themes ) into your folder. 2. Start ArcMap. Add ( ) the files countries.shps and world.shp . (You can explore the characteristics of the theme and change how the it looks by going to layer properties . Right click on the theme and select Properties from the context menu). To change the color (or fill) of the theme, double click on the square polygon of the theme. This will bring you to the symbol selector window. Select the fill color and click
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course CAE 112 taught by Professor Villanueva during the Spring '08 term at University of Miami.

Page1 / 2

Ex2 - Spring 2008 Exercise 2 Map Projection Purpose of the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online