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

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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 OK when done. Rename the Data Frame to

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