Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Measuring distances, part of ArcGIS Essential Training.
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- One of the most basic analysis tasks…that you'll need to do is figure out how big something is.…Whether it's the distance between bus stops…or the size of a wildfire evacuation zone,…The measure tool will quickly get you…the numbers that you need.…It's represented on the tools toolbar…by the ruler icon here.…If you click on that, that opens up…a new window called measure.…Here we have some options across the top.…We can measure lines,…We can measure areas,…and we can measure features that are in our map.…I also have the option to turn on the sum total…which will keep adding up the features…until I clear them out.…I have an option here to choose different units…for distances versus areas,…and I have this X button here which will clear out…any measurements that I've got on my screen.…
Finally, over here on the right,…I've got an option to change…which measurement type I'm using.…We'll take a look at that in a moment.…Let's first start out by measuring…the distance between various cities.…I'm going to go ahead and zoom into my map here…
- Getting to know the ArcMap interface
- Geocoding addresses
- Measuring distances
- Adding and importing data
- Labeling and adding graphs
- Editing layer properties
- Seeing multiple views
- Making selections
- Exploring geospatial data with ArcCatalog
- Working with vector and raster data
- Styling the map
- Adding your own data
- Using the ModelBuilder
- Adding a legend and annotations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started with a Geographic Information System (GIS)
2. Organizing the Map
3. Working with Data Layers
4. Seeing Multiple Views of the Map
5. Selecting Map Elements
6. Exploring Geospatial Data
7. Geoprocessing Tasks
8. Working with Vector Data
9. Working with Raster Data
10. Styling the Map
11. Creating Your Own Data
12. Exploring the ModelBuilder
13. Finishing the Map
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