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					       Welcome to
   DEP’s GIS Workshop
          Series


Workshop 3
Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop


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What is ArcGIS Desktop?

ArcGIS Desktop is a suite of GIS software
 products used in DEP.

The components are:

   ◦   ArcCatalog
   ◦   ArcMap
   ◦   ArcToolbox
   ◦   Extensions

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Although each product serves a unique
 purpose, there is a great deal of overlap
 among them. For example:

   ArcToolbox can be opened and utilized in
    both ArcCatalog and ArcMap

   Both ArcCatalog and ArcMap can display
    GIS data and table data

   Extensions can be activated in either
    ArcCatalog or ArcMap
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                          ArcCatalog

   Acts as ArcGIS Desktop “Manager”
   Searches For, Organizes, Creates and
    Displays Spatial Data
   Creates, Edits and Displays Metadata
   Can be used concurrently with ArcMap to
    drag and drop GIS files into your ArcMap
    document



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                 ArcCatalog Interface




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                      Class Exercise
1.     Open ArcCatalog
2.     Navigate to Database Connections
3.     Double click on
       10.18.8.60.depgis@depview_dc.sde
4.     Single click on depgis.DEP.DEP_Property
5.     Just above your map view, click the
       Preview tab.
6.     At the bottom of your map view,
       choose “Table” rather than “Geography”
7.     Choose the Metadata tab to view
       metadata.
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                                 ArcMap

 Workhorse   of GIS Product Suite
 Replaces ArcView 3
 Used to view, edit, and analyze
  spatial data
 Has many cartographic features to
  create simple or complex maps
 Can customize the display of your
  data
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                  ArcMap Interface




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                      Class Exercise

1.     From ArcCatalog, navigate to
       C:\ArcGIS_Training\Class3\
2.     Double click on Class3_Doc1.mxd
3.     What data is in your Table of Contents?
4.     Where is your “Tools” toolbar located?


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                           ArcToolbox

 Has advanced analysis and
  geoprocessing tools

 Creates, manipulates, and edits both
  spatial data and table data

 Can be used in either ArcCatalog or
  ArcMap

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               ArcToolbox Interface




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                      Class Exercise

1.     From ArcCatalog or ArcMap, single click
       on the red toolbox.
2.     Scroll down to Data Management and
       expand this category.
3.     Click on “General”. What tools are
       available to you?
4.     To expand all the tools in one category,
       hold down the Control key while you
       click.

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                          Extensions
 Add-on programs purchased separately
 Are designed to do specific spatial tasks
  related to a type of feature class or a
  theme
 In DEP, we have the following extensions:
    ◦   Spatial Analyst
    ◦   3D Analyst
    ◦   ArcScan
    ◦   Network Analyst
    ◦   Publisher
    ◦   Pictometry

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                        Spatial Analyst

   Raster-based spatial modeling and
    analysis
    ◦   Terrain analysis
    ◦   Surface modeling
    ◦   Surface interpolation
    ◦   Statistical analysis




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              Example of Spatial Analyst




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                            3D Analyst

   Allows you to visualize and analyze
    surface data
    ◦ View a surface from multiple viewpoints
    ◦ Determine what is visible from a location
    ◦ Perform three-dimensional navigation




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                  Example of 3D Analyst




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                                 ArcScan

   Provides easy-to-use tools to convert a
    raster (image) to vector data (features)
    ◦ Automate the conversion of scanned paper
      maps to vector form
    ◦ Eliminate need to digitize by hand from rasters
    ◦ Easily clean up scanned maps




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                    Example of ArcScan




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                       Network Analyst

   Provides network-based analysis such as
    routing, travel directions, closest facility
    and service area analysis
    ◦   Drive-time analysis
    ◦   Point to point routing
    ◦   Route directions
    ◦   Shortest path
    ◦   Optimum route
    ◦   Closest facility


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             Example of Network Analyst




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                       ArcGIS Publisher

Provides capability to share and distribute
  your maps AND GIS data at no cost.
 Publishes maps that can be viewed with
  any ArcGIS Desktop product
 Creates a .pmf file that contains your
  spatial data and layer files
 Easy to create




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               ArcGIS Publisher Interface




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                      Class Exercise

1.     From ArcMap, choose Tools,
       Extensions.
2.     Check the Spatial Analyst extension
       and click “Close”.
3.     Right click anywhere in the toolbar area
       at the top of your screen. Choose the
       “Spatial Analyst” toolbar.


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                             SUMMARY

ArcGIS Desktop is a powerful GIS tool for
 viewing and analyzing spatial data.

ArcGIS is a complex tool, so…

remember that you must use this software
  often so that you do not forget how to use
  it!


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End of Workshop 3




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