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Intro to ArcMap

  • What is ArcMap?

  • Accessing ArcMap

  • Data used by ArcMap

  • Symbology

  • Labels

  • Graphics

  • Printing/Exporting maps


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What is ArcMap?

  • Part of the ArcGIS Desktop suite of applications

    • ArcMap

    • ArcCatalog

  • ArcCatalog is the “file explorer of GIS”

  • ArcMap is the “map display of GIS”


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What is ArcMap?

  • Licensing

    • ArcInfo

    • ArcEditor

    • ArcView


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Data used by ArcMap

Spatial Data (Feature Class)

Tables

Database Tables

Oracle

SQL Server

DBF

Excel

Sometimes

CSV

  • Geodatabase

    • Single User

      • Personal Geodatabase

      • File Geodatabase

    • Enterprise

      • ArSDE

  • Shape files

  • Coverages

  • CAD files

    • DWG

    • DXF

  • ArcIMS

  • Other Web servers

  • KML (Future)


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Data used by ArcMap

  • Layer Files

    • Only used once

    • Point at GIS data

    • Symbology

      • Symbology

      • Labels

      • Scale Range

      • Transparency

      • Definition Query

      • Joins/Relates

GIS DATA


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Connecting to ArcSDE

  • Open ArcCatalog

  • Bottom left side

    • Database Connections

    • Double Click “Add Spatial Database Connection”


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Connecting to ArcSDE

  • Server “ms1server”

  • Service “5151”

  • Database “” (blank)

  • User “arc”

  • Password “mcgis”

  • Test Connection

  • OK



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Adding Data to ArcMap

  • Adding Data

    • Add Data button

    • Drag and drop from ArcCatalog

    • Layer Files


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Symbology

  • Point

    • Color

    • Size

    • Shape

  • Line

    • Color

    • Width

    • Dashed

  • Polygon

    • Outline (see line)

    • Fill color

    • Fill Pattern

      • Solid

      • Picture

      • Marker

      • Line

  • Annotation

    • Color only






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Symbology

  • Database Driven

    • Single Feature

    • Categories

      • Unique values

      • Unique values, many fields

    • Quantities (number fields only)

      • Graduated colors

      • Graduated symbols

      • Proportional symbols

      • Dot density


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Symbology

  • Charts

    • Pie

    • Bar/Column

    • Stacked

  • Multiple Attributes

    • Quantity by Quality


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Symbology

  • Demo


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Labels

  • Database Driven Text

  • Semi-automatic

  • Not perfect!


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Labels

  • Database field

    • Road name

    • Owner Name

  • Font

    • Color

    • Bold, Italic, Size

    • Background

    • Halos

  • Position

    • Angle

    • Duplicates

    • Conflict detection

      • Label

      • Other feature classes




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Labels

  • Demo


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Graphics

  • Simple

    • Square

    • Polygon

    • Line

    • Curve

    • Circle

  • Oval

  • Point

  • Freehand line

  • Text

  • Callout Labels (Cartoon)

  • Layout or Data View?


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    Graphics

    • Demo


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    Search

    • Find

      • Feature Search

        • PCN

        • Owner Name

        • Street Name


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    Search

    • Find

      • Address Search

        • Simple address search



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    Search

    • Demo


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    Bookmarks

    • Save your place

      • Name it

      • Share it (new at version 9.3)


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    Bookmarks

    • Demo


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    Layout View / Data View

    Layout View

    Data View

    Data Layer Setup

    Label features

    Roads

    Site Location

    • Paper Printing

    • Map Surrounds

      • Legend

      • Map Title

      • Scale bar

      • Scale Text

      • North Arrow

      • Logo graphic

      • Disclaimer



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    Printing/Exporting

    • Layout View

    • Small maps

    • Large maps

      • More difficult due to printer and computer memory problems

    • Paper printing

    • Exporting to PDF

    • Follow these simple steps for consistent results


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    Printing/Exporting

    • Choose Printer/Plotter

    • Choose paper

      • Size

      • Portrait/Landscape

    • Use Printer Page Settings

    • Show Printer Margins on Layout

    • Scale Map Elements proportionally to changes in page size


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    Printing/Exporting

    • Export to PDF

    • Where to save?

    • Resolution?

      • 600 max

    • Output Quality?

      • Normal

    • Embed all document fonts

      • YES!!!

    • Save

    • Test your files!




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    Help

    • ArcGIS Desktop Help

    • Employee Central

      • ESRI Digital Books

      • How To’s

    • Service Desk x4800


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