GISUE Lab 2

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Unformatted text preview: toolbar Status bar Menu bar: Contains options typical of other Window-based programs such as Microsoft Word or Excel, along with several others specific to ArcMap. Standard toolbar: Contains a set of buttons used for common tasks such as opening a map, saving a map, printing, copying, pasting, and other more specialized tasks. If you are unsure of any button’s function, hold the mouse pointer over the button and the button’s name will appear in a ToolTip box, along with a short description in the Status bar of the button’s function. For further information about a button’s function, use ArcGIS Desktop Help, accessible from the Help menu. Tools toolbar: Contains a set of buttons and tools used interactively with the map display for tasks such as zooming, panning, and selecting features in the map display. Can be moved or docked to any location you like. Table of contents (TOC): Acts as a container for all of the data frames and layers added to ArcMap. Data frames are containers that hold a set of layers. Map display: Displays a layer’s features. Drawing toolbar: Contains a set of buttons and tools used for adding text, graphics, and labels to the map display. Status bar: Reports messages related to specific tasks and functions. The status bar also reports the coordinate location of the mouse cursor as it moves over the map display. Two ✦  Exploring Basic GIS Functionality  Because the ArcMap toolbars and TOC are dockable (i.e., you can click and drag them to anywhere on your desktop), your ArcMap interface may look slightly different from the one in the graphic. TASK 4 Examine the attribute table 7 In the TOC, right-click the cities layer and click Open Attribute Table. Look over the contents of the attribute table. Notice how it’s organized into rows and columns (records and fields). 8 Close the Attributes of cities table by clicking the close button in the upper right corner of the table window. 9 Using the same method you used to open the Attributes of cities ta...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2013 for the course URB 3833 taught by Professor Hachadooran during the Spring '12 term at NYU Poly.

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