vector data ArcGIS


show more Understanding vector data provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Adam Wilbert as part of the Up and Running with ArcGIS show less
please wait ...

Understanding vector data

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 ev...

Understanding vector data
Video duration: 3m 4s 3h 13m Beginner

Viewers:

Understanding vector data provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Adam Wilbert as part of the Up and Running with ArcGIS

Subjects:
Business Developer IT
Software:
ArcGIS GIS
Author:
please wait ...