Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Plotting points from a spreadsheet, part of ArcGIS Essential Training.
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- A lot of data is available on the Internet…in simple tables that provide latitude and longitude values.…In the GIS world, these are known as XY data files.…They can be files like Microsoft Excel spreadsheets,…or comma-separated values or CSV files,…or many other tabular data formats.…The key factor is that they have location attributes…right inside of the table.…And if they do, they can be mapped inside of ArcMap.…Now, a good source of tabular data that I have found…is the United States Board on Geographic Names.…You can get to it at…geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm.…
From here, I'm going to click Search…on the left-hand menu.…This will allow us to query their database.…Over here on the right side,…I have all these different feature classes…that I can choose from.…If I want some more information about these feature classes,…I can press Definitions here,…and I can see all the different features…that are available from this database.…I can choose airports, I can chose areas,…I can choose basins, I can choose beaches, and so on.…
- 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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