Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Clipping data to a study area, part of Learning ArcGIS.
…Often you'll have access to a large master data set for your geographic region when…the particular area that you're interested in is just a small portion of that region.…When you have a small study area, or are…focusing on just a specific portion of a region, it's…not really practical to bring in all of that…extra data that lies outside of your area of interest.…That's where the Clipping tool comes in.…By making a copy of only the data that falls…within the study area and get rid of all the…stuff that's outside, you can dramatically increase the efficiency of…your map documents and make them render much more quickly.…
So let's suppose that we're performing some…analysis on the Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle.…I'm going to go up and use a bookmark created…for Queen Anne neighborhoods to zoom into the right area.…I'm also going to go ahead and turn off the building polygons and…the highway lines so we can see which neighborhoods we're talking about.…Now, the first thing we need to do is to extract just the boundary of our study…
- Understanding vector vs. raster data
- Modifying metadata
- Adding data to a map
- Importing data from online providers
- Labeling features
- Joining data
- Clipping data to a study area
- Working with map layouts
- Creating a legend
- Printing and exporting the map to a file
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Exploring Geospatial Data
3. Organizing the Map
4. Creating Data
5. Finishing the Map
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