Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding vector data, part of Up and Running with ArcGIS.
…The geospatial data that you will be working with can…commonly be categorized into two distinct groups or storage formats.…The first kind of data that I want to talk about is stored as a vector format.…Vector data is categorized by three classes of features that…all revolve around storing coordinate pairs, points, lines, and polygons.…Coordinates can be latitude longitude pairs.…Or use some other coordinate system, such as a…distance in feet or meters from a known location.…The simplest vector data element is a…single coordinate pair that describes a single point.…Think of point data as a push pin that you stick in the map.…
With point data you can locate cities on small…scale maps, like a wall poster of the United States.…Or individual features in a community, like fire hydrants, or manhole covers.…Point data is also useful for tracking purposes.…Say a fleet of delivery vehicles, or the current…location of a plane as it flies across the country.…Or for identifying the location of natural or cultural events.…
- 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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