Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video What is GIS?, part of ArcGIS Essential Training.
- Before diving into ArcGIS, it's important to get…an understanding of what exactly…a GIS is in the first place.…To do this, we first need to delve…into the world of mapmaking.…Cartography is the art and science of creating maps.…The artistic component comes from…a deep application of design aesthetics,…color theory, and legibility concerns.…The scientific component requires…an understanding of the physical, cultural,…and environmental processes that shape our planet.…Cartographers make maps in order to transfer…information about the world to the map reader.…
And maps are often thought of as a storytelling device.…In order to make a map, and clarify…the complex geographic interactions,…a cartographer needs to know something about…what is going on around the area of interest.…For that, we need to gather data.…And as it turns out, we need lots of data.…But not just any old spreadsheet…of values will help make a map.…For instance, we can pull up a data table about some cities…that we're interested in telling a story about.…
- 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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