Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Plotting points from a spreadsheet, part of Up and Running with ArcGIS.
…A lot of data is available on the internet…in simple tables that provide latitude and longitude values.…In the GIS world, this are known as XY data files.…They can be files like a Microsoft Excel Spread Sheet…or Comma-separated Value CSV file or many other tabular data formats.…The key factor is that they have location attributes right in…the table and if they do they could be mapped in ArcMap.…Let's go ahead and take a look at one.…From the catalog pane over here, I'm going to go into the Seattle folder.…And I've got a file called Heritagetrees.csv.…If I double click on it, it'll open up on the…default program on my computer, which in this case is Microsoft Excel.…
And I can see that it's just a simple data table.…Let me expand these cells open a little bit.…That includes the Feature class of Heritage Trees.…It has a name of a tree, the address of…where this tree is located, a link to a website about…that tree, and then we also have longitude and latitude…values that are the coordinates of where that tree is located.…
- 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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