GIS #7

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GIS #7

  1. 1. GIS #7 This lesson is to prepare you for Purpose Games GIS #7A and GIS #7B
  2. 2. E nvironmental S ystems R esearch I nstitute
  3. 3. <ul><li>ArcInfo – complex GIS suite </li></ul><ul><li>ArcEditor – intermediate GIS suite </li></ul><ul><li>ArcView – basic GIS suite </li></ul>                              
  4. 4. We have: <ul><li>ArcEditor 9.3.1 </li></ul>
  5. 5. What can we do with ArcEditor? <ul><li>View or create spatial data </li></ul><ul><li>Create layered maps </li></ul><ul><li>Perform midlevel spatial analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Perform advanced editing of spatial data </li></ul><ul><li>Includes more advanced tools for manipulation of shapefiles and geodatabases </li></ul>
  6. 6. What we will do with ArcEditor for this project? <ul><li>Create spatial data and layered maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example Layers: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs of illegal dumpsites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Roads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rivers and streams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Perform spatial analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This analysis will be on all the data we collect in the field with our GPS units and camera </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. ArcEditor 9.3.1 Suite includes: <ul><li>ArcCatalog </li></ul><ul><li>ArcGlobe </li></ul><ul><li>ArcMap </li></ul><ul><li>ArcReader </li></ul><ul><li>ArcScene </li></ul>
  8. 8. We will be using: <ul><li>ArcCatalog </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>ArcMap </li></ul>
  9. 9. What is ArcCatalog? <ul><li>ArcCatalog helps GIS users by providing an integrated and unified view of all the data files, databases, and ArcGIS documents available to ArcGIS users </li></ul><ul><li>From: http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName= An_overview_of_ArcCatalog </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is ArcCatalog? <ul><li>Single file data would be a photograph file or a Word document </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic datasets in ArcCatalog often consist of a set of files </li></ul><ul><li>From: http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName= An_overview_of_ArcCatalog </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>ArcCatalog provides tools which allow you to: </li></ul><ul><li>Browse and find geographic information. </li></ul><ul><li>Record, view, and manage metadata. </li></ul><ul><li>Define, export, and import geodatabase data models and datasets. </li></ul><ul><li>Create and manage geodatabases. </li></ul><ul><li>From: http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName= An_overview_of_ArcCatalog </li></ul>What is ArcCatalog?
  12. 12. What will we do with ArcCatalog? <ul><li>We will mostly </li></ul><ul><li>create </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>manage </li></ul><ul><li>geodatabases </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is ArcMap? <ul><li>ArcMap is where you can: </li></ul><ul><li>create and edit datasets </li></ul><ul><li>display and explore the datasets for your study area </li></ul><ul><li>assign symbols </li></ul><ul><li>create map layouts for printing or publication </li></ul><ul><li>From: http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=An_overview_of_ArcMap </li></ul>
  14. 14. What will we do with ArcMap? <ul><li>Create and edit datasets </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>Create map layouts for printing or publication </li></ul>
  15. 15. What is ArcMap? <ul><li>ArcMap represents geographic information as a collection of map layers and other elements in a map. </li></ul><ul><li>Common map elements can include a scale bar, compass rose [north arrow], title, descriptive text, a symbol legend </li></ul><ul><li>From: http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName= An_overview_of_ArcMap </li></ul>
  16. 16. This map shows the spatial relationship between roads and recycling centers title compass rose symbol legend scale bar descriptive text

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