This course introduces the fundamental concepts of ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 software and teaches how to use it to visualize, create, manage, and analyze geographic data. In course exercises, you will use ArcGIS tools to efficiently perform common GIS tasks and workflows. By the end of the course, you will understand the range of ArcGIS Desktop functionality and be prepared to work with the software on your own to create GIS maps, work with geographic data, and perform GIS analysis.
Who Should Attend
- GIS professionals and others who have GIS knowledge but no ArcGIS software experience.
Learn How To
- Create a file geodatabase to store and manage geographic data.
- Create and edit geographic data to accurately represent real-world objects.
- Explore geographic data in ArcMap.
- Classify, symbolize, and label map features to improve map visualization and interpretation.
- Create data by geocoding addresses.
- Query and analyze GIS data to support decision making.
- Create maps to share with others.
Esri will provide the following software to use during class:
- ArcGIS 10.0 for Desktop (ArcView, ArcEditor, or ArcInfo)
- Understanding feature classes and layers
- Working with layers in ArcMap
- Creating bookmarks and definition queries
- Setting a scale range
- Creating selection layers
- Creating group layers and basemap layers
- Layer files and layer packages
Symbolizing categorical data
- Symbolizing based on attributes
- Types of symbols (marker, line, and fill)
- Choosing symbols
- Removing values from layer symbology
Symbolizing quantitative data
- Symbology options (graduated colors and graduated symbols)
- Normalizing data
- Classification methods
Working with map text
- Controlling label display using expressions and scale ranges
- Label placement properties, ranks, and weights
- Geodatabase annotation and map annotation
- Creating annotation from labels
Making a map layout
- Map content considerations
- Working in layout view
- Tools for arranging map elements
- Adding legends, scale bars, and other map elements
- Exporting a map layout
Exploring geographic data
- Organizing vector data
- Exploring data in ArcCatalog
Understanding coordinate systems and map projections
- Geographic and projected coordinate systems
- Datums and map projections
- Projecting data on the fly
- Working with an unknown coordinate system
- Spatial and nonspatial tables
- Table properties
- Table joins and relates
- Setting table properties
Editing features and attributes
- Editing workflow in ArcMap
- Feature templates
- Creating point, line, and polygon features
- Updating attributes
- Calculating values
Creating geodatabases and feature classes
- Types of geodatabases
- Creating a geodatabase and a feature class
- Feature class properties and attributes
- Creating features in a new feature class
- Documenting data
Getting locations from tabular data
- Adding x,y data to a map
- Finding places and addresses
- Matching unmatched addresses
Solving spatial problems with query and analysis
- GIS analysis process
- Querying and analyzing data
- Working with common analysis tools
- Summarizing attributes