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Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
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Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
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Course outline (MS PowerPoint)
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  • 1. Introduction to ArcGIS
  • 2. Goals <ul><li>Become familiar with ArcGIS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locating and running the program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to the 3 ArcGIS interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience with some of the basic tools in each interface </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with GIS data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data available on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data available on the web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing data in AFS and other network locaitons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduce help resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ATN GIS support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Davis Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other on campus resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line resources </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Agenda <ul><li>ATN GIS Support Group Overview </li></ul><ul><li>ArcGIS </li></ul><ul><li>ArcCatalog </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ArcCatalog Exercise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>ArcMap </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ArcMap Exercise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>ArcToolbox </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ArcToolbox Demo </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 4. ATN Application Support Group <ul><ul><li>Provide computational tools and software for research across a variety of disciplines. Install and configure research tools and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>software for use on ATN central research systems and from AFS, when licensing permits. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide technical assistance for ATN-supported research software, running on ATN research servers or out of AFS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide database administration for Oracle services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmark ATN research systems and programming tools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide basic documentation for using statistical and scientific software programs on ATN research systems and out of AFS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate Beowulf clustering for scientific research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide research applications software training classes and individual consultation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain a lending library of statistical and scientific software manuals and user guides. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ATN GIS Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide basic user support for GIS software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide specialized support to teachers wishing to use GIS in the classroom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide specialized support for research using GIS software </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>ESRI’s Premiere GIS software </li></ul><ul><li>A scalable GIS system which includes ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a wide range of GIS tools for needs which range from Desktop mapping to Geostatistical Analysis </li></ul>ArcGIS
  • 6. What Happened to ArcView and ArcInfo? <ul><li>ArcView and ArcInfo are no longer separate applications. In ArcGIS they have been integrated into a single work environment. The interface that you use when working in ArcView looks the same as it does for ArcInfo. The difference between the two is the number of tools that are available in this interface. </li></ul>(from http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/index.html)
  • 7. ArcGIS has a three part interface: <ul><ul><ul><li>ArcCatalog – for navigating spatial data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ArcMap – for creating presentation graphics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ArcToolbox – powerful geoprocessing tools </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 8. Data for ArcGIS <ul><li>Vector Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ArcView Shapefiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ArcInfo Coverages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geodatabase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAD drawings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Raster Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most common imagery formats can be read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ArcInfo GRIDs, MRSID </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. ArcCatalog <ul><li>ArcCatalog is similar to the Windows “explorer”, or the “My Computer” icon on your windows desktop. It is a tool for navigating through your GIS datasets. The benefit of using ArcCatalog is that it has been specially designed for use with spatial data. </li></ul>
  • 10. ArcCatalog: Previews <ul><li>Using ArcCatalog you can easily preview both your spatial datasets, and the attribute data associated with them </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Within ArcCatalog you can easily search for data based on location and attributes stored in its metadata </li></ul>ArcCatalog: Spatial Search
  • 12. ArcCatalog: Data Management <ul><li>ArcCatalog is provides an environment where it is safe to cut and paste spatial data into new directories, and even into the newest ESRI spatial data structure, the geodatabase. Additionally, several common conversion routines are available from ArcCatalog </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>ArcCatalog includes tools for viewing and editing Metadata. It even has an option to automatically update some items in the metadata whenever a dataset is edited </li></ul>ArcCatalog: Metadata Ex.1
  • 14. <ul><li>ArcMap is like a virtual drafting table. It contains a canvas where GIS data layers are drawn, and a Table of Contents (TOC) which helps keep track of the data in the canvas. For desktop mapping, this is the interface which you will spend most of your time in. Almost any interactive analysis and visualization takes place in ArcMap. The canvas can be viewed in two states, Data view is where most of the analysis is done. When you are ready to create a presentation, switch to layout view and you gain access to cartographic tools. </li></ul><ul><li>There are several toolbars available in ArcMap. The standard toolbar contains basic file management tools (new, open, save, cut/paste, etc). The tools toolbar contains simple navigation, identification, and selection tools. The draw toolbar is a basic windows style drawing toolbar (like you would find in word or PowerPoint). There are several other special need toolbars available from the View menu. Among other things, there is an edit toolbar and there are special toolbars for extensions available. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to the toolbars, there are several menus available in ArcMap. The menus contain some of the commonly used items from the toolbars as well as a few common functions from ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox. </li></ul>ArcMap
  • 15. ArcMap: Map View Table of Contents Canvas Tools Toolbar Menu bar Draw Toolbar Standard Toolbar
  • 16. <ul><li>Map Documents (.mxd) – Saves your progress in ArcMap. Does not save GIS data, just references its location on disk. </li></ul><ul><li>Layer Files (.lyr) – Saves symbology and other display properties for a data source. Again, the data source itself is not copied, but instead referenced by the layer file </li></ul><ul><li>Map Templates (.mxt) – If you are going to create several maps with a similar layout, the template can be a time-saving tool. </li></ul>Saving your work in ArcGIS Ex.2
  • 17. ArcToolbox <ul><li>For heavy duty processing, ArcToolbox contains analysis, conversion, and data management tools. Additionally, there is an option to construct your own custom tools. You may set up most tools using wizards which help take the guess work out of some of the otherwise complicated options </li></ul>

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