Lab 1 Intro to ArcMap

Lab 1 Intro to ArcMap - 44:005 Foundations of GIS Lab 1:...

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44:005 Foundations of GIS Lab 1: Introduction to ArcMap (version 10) ArcMap is a relatively standard software package used in industry and academia for mapping and spatial analysis. In this tutorial you will learn the basics of mapping using ArcMap. Overview of the exercise… Setting up a workspace Opening and Using ArcMap Adding and exploring data Creating a map layout Exporting a map to ICON for grading Setting up your workspace 1. Open your student folder : Start My Computer S: 44005 Students hawkid 2. Make a new folder for the first lab named ‘ Lab_1’ . Organization of files will be very important this semester. Create a new folder for each lab and create subfolders as needed. 3. Copy and paste the folder named ‘ Lab1data ’ from S:\44005\Data into the Lab 1 folder you just created in your student folder. 044:005 Lab 1 pg. 1 of 17
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Starting ArcGIS 1. Start ArcMap: Start All Programs GIS_RS ArcGIS ArcMap 2. The next steps create a default place for your files to be stored, in case you forget to save things to the proper folder. In the ArcMap – Getting Started window click on the folder next to the default geodatabase for this map ’ box \ 3. In the ‘ Default Geodatabase ’ window click on the ‘ Connect to folder . 4. Navigate to your student folder, highlight it, and click OK . 044:005 Lab 1 pg. 2 of 17
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5. Open your student folder and click the new geodatabase icon . Name the new geodatabase ‘hawkid_default_gd’ 6. Make sure that your new geodatabase shows up in the ‘ default geodatabase for this map ’ box. 7. OK Use this geodatabase as the default for the rest of the semester. 8. Save to your map to the Lab 1 folder on the S drive. Save frequently. 044:005 Lab 1 pg. 3 of 17
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The ArcMap screen is divided into two windows. The window on the left is the Table of Contents (TOC) and on the right is the Data View/Layout View . Initially, an empty table of contents has a single data frame named ‘Layers’ by default . This is a bit confusing because the data frame is not a layer. A data frame instead contains a group of layers. Layer names will appear below the data frame as you add data to your project. 044:005 Lab 1 pg. 4 of 17 TOC Data view/layout view
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Information organization in ArcMap: some definitions Layer: Geographic information is displayed on a map as layers. Each layer represents a themed collection of features such as streams, cities or highways. Each layer has a defined spatial extent and representation . For example, the ArcMap document in the figure below displays two layers: Iowa counties and the location of windfarms in Iowa. The spatial extent of the Iowa counties layer corresponds with the state of Iowa and the county borders are represented in this layer by lines of uniform thickness and color. The layers are listed in the ArcMap table of contents and are further organized into data frames . Date Frame:
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course 044 005 taught by Professor Davidbennett during the Fall '11 term at University of Iowa.

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