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Loading joining census_data_arcmap

  1. 1. Load the data in ArcMapOpen ArcMap. Click on the Add Data button to addthe census dbf file and the Canada Digital Boundaryfile. The ‘Add Data’ icon…
  2. 2. Both filesshouldappear in thetable ofcontents
  3. 3. Join the two files• To join the two files, a common field containing the same values must be identified.• To identify a common, open the attribute table for both files by right clicking on each file and selecting Open Attribute Table.
  4. 4. • You will notice that CTUID from the boundary file is common to COL1 in the census table. We will use these two fields highlighted below for our join.• Close the Attribute Tables.
  5. 5. • To join the census data to the boundary file, right click on the boundary file and select “Join and Relates.”• Select “Join.”Note: Do not join startingwith the dbf file to theboundary file.
  6. 6. In this Join window, choosethe fields that the join will bebased on.• In this example, we use CTUID, and are basing this join on COL1 from the census table.• Select the radio bottom to “keep only matching records”• Click OK.
  7. 7. Open the AttributeTable to see if thejoin worked.
  8. 8. If the join wassuccessful,remove the.dbf file
  9. 9. To visualize thecensus data,right-click on thelayer, and selectProperties
  10. 10. The layerproperties-window willopenClick onSymbology
  11. 11. UnderQuantities onthe left, selectGraduatedColors.You can nowvisualize thecensus datausing the colorrampIn this example,we chose tovisualize col4

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