Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of ArcGIS Essential Training.
- For this course, we've provided free exercise files that you'll be able to download from the course homepage in order to follow along with what I'm doing on screen. I've unzipped the files and placed them here on my desktop. Each individual chapter of the course has its own folder with the map documents that we'll be exploring in ArcGIS. You'll also notice that within each chapter folder is a folder called data. This folder contains all of the data sets that are referenced by the map documents, and in some cases, you'll see completed versions as well. In addition to these data files, we'll also be making use of some online data sets.
So an active internet connection will be required for some maps to function properly. Now, a couple of notes before we move on. In the main exercise files folder, there's a text document that provides the source information for all of the data. These data files all come from real-world sources and represent data found in a variety of online repositories. However, they shouldn't be used for any actual analysis work, as some of them have been modified for the course and may not include completely accurate attributes any longer. If you need data for a real project, take a look at the data files' info text file to see where they originally came from and download a fresh and unmodified version for yourself.
Secondly, geospatial data files, such as the ones we have here in the data folders, require just a little bit of careful handling above and beyond what you might be used to with other files. I wanna call special attention to some of those differences that you might encounter, and some precautions that you can take to protect your files, in the next movie.
- 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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