Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding vector data, part of ArcGIS Essential Training.
- The geospatial data that you'll 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 characterized 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 the 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 pushpin…that you stick into a 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, on large-scale maps.…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.…
- 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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