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1 Tips on managing GIS data sets Overview 1. Because of the complex, specialized interrelations among their parts, manipulate and move GIS data sets only within ArcCatalog (i.e. don’t use Windows Explorer to do so). 2. All of a GIS data set’s components should be kept in just one folder (and its subfolders—but don’t rearrange their relationships) and kept in C:\temp. Ideally, keep a map’s components in the map’s own Geodatabase folder. a. Regularly make a backup copy of the folder. b. Save a copy of the backup on a CD-rom or flash drive. 3. If you do as suggested in #2, then specify that ArcMap stores relative path names (rather than the default absolute path names ). In ArcMap: File/Map Properties (fill in the information)/Data Source Options/click relative path names . 4. Don’t put spaces or uppercase letters in filenames or directory names of raster files, which can cause problems. Source:
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