Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Viewing and modifying metadata, part of Learning ArcGIS.
…As if we didn't already have enough data to think about, there is one more source…of information that we have to know about if we're going to be proficient in ArcGIS.…This time I want to talk about metadata,…which is quite literally data about the data.…Data about data means that in addition to the things that we're recording, there…are all kinds of information about the who, when and why we're collecting it.…And this can be valuable to know down the road.…Let's take a look at some metadata in our catalog.…Inside of our data files folder, I've got this Washington state folder,…and inside of there we've got some points here in this dairy2010.shp file.…
Now right now I'm previewing the geography of all of these points.…But if we switch over to this description tab here,…we can find out some additional information about this dataset.…The metadata provides a summary that tells us that this…point location is the milking parlor for dairies in Washington.…This is interesting because a dairy farm can be…a really large piece of land, so that this…
- 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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