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ArcGIS Explorer:. ESRI’S ANSWER TO VIEWERS. ARCGIS EXPLORER’S USES. ACCESS WEB SERVICES PERFORM GIS TASKS INTEGRATION OF VARIOUS DATA TYPES CREATE A PRESENATION. ARCGIS EXPLORER’S VALUE. READY TO USE WEB–BASED CONTENT INDIVIDUAL LAYER SERVICES 2-D MAPS

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arcgis explorer

ArcGIS Explorer:

ESRI’S ANSWER TO

VIEWERS

arcgis explorer s uses
ARCGIS EXPLORER’S USES

ACCESS WEB SERVICES

PERFORM GIS TASKS

INTEGRATION OF VARIOUS DATA TYPES

CREATE A PRESENATION

arcgis explorer s value
ARCGIS EXPLORER’S VALUE

READY TO USE

WEB–BASED CONTENT

INDIVIDUAL LAYER SERVICES

2-D MAPS

3-D GLOBES

FREELY ACCESSED

who has arcgis explorer
Who Has ARCGIS EXPLORER?

All DOTD Windows 7 computers should have it

Different Versions

Newest Version is Build 2500

May not work properly due to video card issues

Homepage: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer

Send Service Request if want it or need newest one or technical support

basic arcgis explorer work flow
Basic ArcGIS Explorer Work Flow
  • Choose Basemap
  • Add Content
  • Perform Task
  • Make Presentation
choose basemap
Choose Basemap

Imagery Streets

Topographic

OpenSteetMap

Imagery with Labels

National Geographic

Terrain

Light Gray Canvas

Oceans

Bing Maps

Bing Maps with Streets

US Topo

Bings Maps

(please note all imagery basemaps taken at different times)

choose basemap part 2
Choose Basemap Part 2
  • DeLorme Basemap
  • World Labels
  • World Labels (black)
  • World Time Zones
  • Population Density 2010
  • Projected Growth 2010- 2015
  • USA Topo Maps
arcgis layers
ArcGIS Layers
  • Layer File (.lyr) – includes symbolization and labeling that reference a data source that resides in another location. Does not contain the actual datasets.
  • Layer Package (.lpk) – includes data, symbolization, labeling, and metadata
adding h13000ms006 gis in windows 7
Adding H13000ms006\GISin Windows 7
  • In Windows Explorer right click Computer
  • Select Add Network Location
  • Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Type: \\h13000ms006\GIS
  • Click Next
  • Rename it you want
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish
map content files
MAP CONTENT FILES
  • Notes
  • Folders
  • Views
  • Links
  • GIS Service Layers
  • KML Layers
  • Feature Layers
  • Raster Layers
  • Layer Packages
  • Image Overlays
  • Layers based on GeoRSS feeds
kml kmz
KML (KEYHOLE MARKUP LANGUAGE)

A XML FILE FORMAT FOR STORING GEOGRAPHY FEATURES

KMZ (COMPRESSED KML)

THE FORMAT THAT GOOGLE USES

When installing software check the box that says you want KML files to be associated with ArcGIS Explorer

KML\KMZ

.

gis web services
GIS Web Services
  • ArcGIS Server
  • ArcIMS Server
  • World Map Server
arcgis server and arcims server
ARCGIS SERVER AND ARCIMS SERVER

AMONG THEIR MANY USES

ARCGIS AND ARCIMS SERVERS

ENABLE PEOPLE TO BRING

MAPS

DATA

TOOLS

ON TO THE INTERNET

adding dotd gis web service
Adding DOTD GIS Web Service
  • Click Add Content
  • Click GIS Services
  • Click New Server Connection
  • Select ArcGIS server for Server Type
  • Type http://gis.dotd.la.gov/arcgis/services for the Server
  • Click Next
  • Choose a Service
world map server wms
WORLD MAP SERVER (WMS)

AN OPEN SOURCE THAT ALLOWS ONE TO REQUEST MAPS FROM A SERVER OVER THE INTERNET

AN EXAMPLE IS NASA’S WORLDWIND

shapefiles
SHAPEFILES

A SIMPLE, NONTOPOLOGICAL FORMAT FOR STORING GEOMETRIC LOCATION AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION OF GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES

ARCVIEW 3X’S NATIVE FORMAT

Shapefiles are accessed the same way as layer files

rasters
RASTERS

Imagine image (.img)

bitmap (.bmp)

JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg)

Portable Network Graphics (.png)

Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)

Tagged Image File Format (.tif, .tiff)

ARC/INFO and Space Imaging BIL (.bil)

ARC/INFO and Space Imaging BIP (.bip)

ARC/INFO and Space Imaging BSQ (.bsq)

DTED Level 0-2 (.dted)

ERDAS 7.5 LAN (.lan)

ERDAS 7.5 GIS (.gis)

JP2 (.jp2), MrSID (.sid)

RAW (.raw)

NTIF (.ntf)

USGS ASCII DEM (.dem)

X11 Pixmap (.xpm)

PC Raster (.map)

PCI Geomatics Database File (.pix)

JPC (.jpc)

J2C (.j2c)

J2K (.j2k)

HDF (.hdf)

BSB (.kap)

ER Mapper ECW (.ecw)

Note: Rasters are accessed the same way as layer files

geodatabase data
GEODATABASE DATA

File Geodatabase – a collection of various types of GIS datasets held in a file system folder

Must add GIS Server again!

Connect to an ArcSDE database (ArcSDE is ESRI\'s technology for accessing and managing geospatial data within relational databases.)

query
QUERY

A point layer ( ), a line layer ( ), an area layer ( ) or a map service

layer ( ). ArcGIS Layers and Layer Packages (indicated by the symbol)

have been specifically created by their publisher to display the relevant

information and therefore cannot have further queries applied.

text files
TEXT FILES

ADDRESSES –

123 SMITH STREET, BATON ROUGE, LA 70808

X\Y -

LATITUDE/LONGITUDE: 30.12345, -90.67890

U.S. NATIONAL GRID: 15S YT 09843638

MILITARY GRID REFERENCE SYTEM (MGRS):

38S MC 12345678

gps data files
GPS DATA FILES
  • GPS Exchange Format Files (*.gpx)

You can add:

          • Waypoints
          • Tracks
          • Routes
image overlays
IMAGE OVERLAYS
  • Portable Network Graphics (.PGN) -

a bitmapped image format that employs lossless data compression

  • represent legends, logos, advisory text such as "Confidential" or "Draft“
  • Generally supports presentations
tasks
TASKS

Find

Directions

Route

Measure

Notes

Presentations

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FIND
  • A PLACE BY NAME
  • Place Names
  • Airport Code
  • Places of Interest
  • ZIP codes
  • ADDRESSES
  • Street Address (House number and street, or P.O. Box), City, State/Province
  • Street Address (House number and street, or P.O. Box), Postal Code
  • Street Address (Street name only), Cross Street, City, State
  • Street Address (Street name only), Cross Street, Postal Code
  • COORIDINATES
  • Geographic
  • Projected
directions
Directions
  • From\to (Get position, type address, or drag note)
  • Customize
  • Results
find address
FIND ADDRESS

Click the Get Position button and

click a location on the map.

options
Options
  • Show distances in
      • Miles
      • Kilometers
  • Route options
      • Fastest
      • Shortest
  • Display Directions in different languages
route
Route
  • Multiple Stops
  • Return to start check box to return

to where the route originated after

all other stops have been visited

  • optimize the sequence of stops

based on the fastest or shortest route

find route
FIND ROUTE
  • provides the means to establish a route that travels among multiple stops.
    • Paste or type an address in the From Here text box, then click the Add button or press Enter.
    • Drag a Note that represents a point location from the Contents window to the box you want, then click the Add button or press Enter.
    • Use the Get Position tool to point at the display to find a location to add as a stop, then click the Add button or press Enter.
    • Prior to the address\'s inclusion in the Stops list ArcGIS Explorer will make sure it\'s a valid address.
measure
MEASURE

Point

Latitude: 30°00\'17"N

Longitude: 89°59\'54"W

Height: 9.122 Feet

►Line

Length: 7920.125 Feet

►Polygon

Area: 138.442 Acres

notes
NOTES
  • Select note type (target places point in center of map)
  • Create Notes Geometry
  • Note content
      • Title
      • Body

Text

Link

Html

identify
IDENTIFY
  • Works with GIS Layers and Layer Packages
  • Move the mouse over the feature and click it. A popup window that displays the attributes that the package or layer creator has made available appears.
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View
  • Bookmarks for locations
presentations
PRESENTATIONS
  • Creating a presentation
  • Capturing slides
  • Reviewing Slides
  • Setting a Slide Title
creating presentations
CREATING PRESENTATIONS
  • Capturing slides includes:
      • The current camera position/extent
      • The current basemap
      • The visibility of the various map items (what’s on, what’s off)
      • Any popup windows that are opened and their size and position

Does not include:

      • Individual properties of a map item (symbol, transparency, etc)
      • Application level settings (navigator position, vertical exaggeration, stars, fog, etc.)
editing slides
EDITING SLIDES
  • Delete the slide from the map
  • Hide the slide: this keeps the slide in the map, but skips it during the presentation
  • Re-capture the slide: this replaces the selected slide with the current state of the map
setting a slide title
SETTING A SLIDE TITLE
  • Edit Text
  • Change text position
  • Change text color and

background color

  • Change Font, size, emphasis
add ins
Add-Ins
  • Adds extra functionality
  • Examples include Google Street Viewer, Bing Bird’s Eye View, Create Microsoft PowerPoint, Previous Extent/Next Extent, Query
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Help

ArcGIS Explorer Help

IT Service Request

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