GIS3043_Lecture_05 - GIS3043C GISforEnvironmentalStudies...

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GIS3043C GIS for Environmental Studies Fall 2010 Michael J. Gilbrook, GISP, AICP Frank Salmon, GISP Lecture 05 Working With Map Projections
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Fall 2010 Lecture #05 Slide Number 2 Before Class Begins… Download Exe_02.zip from Webcourses Extract Exe_02 to form username\Exe_02 Start ArcCatalog and ArcMap Open Existing Meridian.mxd Map Document Start ArcMap > An Existing Map > Meridian.mxd, or Start ArcMap > New Empty Map > File > Meridian.mxd, or Start ArcMap > File > Open > …Meridian.mxd, or Double-click on Meridian.mxd file in File Explorer, or Double-click on Meridian.mxd file in ArcCatalog Note: If you already have the \Exe_02 data installed  from last week, you don’t have to download it again.
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Tonight’s Objectives Learn to Open MXD Files Several Ways Set “Relative Paths” Preferences in ArcMap Explore Projection Properties for GIS Data Conduct Exercise #02 on Projections Measure distances under different projections Find locations on a map using different x,y coordinates Fall 2010 Lecture #05 Slide Number 3
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Fall 2010 Lecture #05 Slide Number 4 Lecture 05 Start ArcMap From Shortcut Click “An existing map,”  then select the  Meridian.mxd from  the \Exe_02 data set.  Click “OK” to open the  map document.  Note that your  path  name for Meridian  data will start with D:\ Note that your  list of  previous map  documents will differ  from this example.
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Lecture #05 Slide Number 5 Alternative Methods To Open MXD Navigate to the \Exe_02  folder in Windows File   Manager and double-click  on the Meridian.mxd file. Using File Explorer
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