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									Introduction to ArcGIS

          Tina Callahan
           September 25, 2002
Workshop Topics

   What is GIS?
   ArcGIS structure
   Data used in ArcGIS
   Performing basic operations in ArcGIS
   Editing data
   Merging data
   Making a layout
   Campus Resources
What is GIS?
Geographic Information Systems
“In the strictest sense, a GIS is a computer system capable of assembling,
    storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced
    information…” --USGS

   About 80% of all data have a spatial component.

   GIS promotes a better understanding of the world around us and
    allows us to make more informed decisions.

   GIS is more than just data and maps.
    GIS is…
    “an organized collection of computer hardware, software, data, and
    personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate,
    analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced
    information.” --ESRI
Major Companies Using GIS

   Federal Agencies           Ace Hardware
   Chase Manhattan            Gold’s Gym
   Sears Roebuck & Co.        US Postal Service
   Domino’s Pizza             Minolta Corp.
                Conectiv
   MBNA                       UPS
   Metropolitan Life          AAA
   Police and Fire Depts      State/Local Gov’t
The Old ESRI GIS Structure

      ArcView        ArcInfo
   What is this “ArcGIS”?

The keyword is
ArcGIS Desktop

                                                            Manage spatial
                                                            data holding and
                                                            design. Also,
                                                            record and view

ArcMap                                         ArcToolbox
                                                  Perform data conversion
                                                  and geoprocessing.
Perform mapping and editing tasks as well as
map-based analysis.
         ArcGIS Software Products


Light-weight         ArcView            ArcEditor              ArcInfo     Heavy-weight

                          ArcMap -- ArcCatalog -- ArcToolbox

                    For specific capabilities, visit
Layers are the key
     A bit about data

 Layers can be features or


Data Formats in ArcGIS

   Shapefile                 Rasters
                               ESRI® GRID
   Coverage                   ERDAS Imagine (.IMG)
   Geodatabase                Windows Bitmap (.BMP)

   ArcIMS Feature Services    ER Mapper (.ERS)
                               Graphic Interchange Format,
   ArcIMS Map Services         GIF (.GIF)
   Geography Network          ADRG Image (.IMG)
                               JPEG File Interchange Format,
   Text files (.TXT)           JIFF (.JPG)
   OLE DB tables              Portable Network Graphics
   PMF                        LizardTech MrSID (.SID)
                               Tagged Image File Format,
                                TIFF (.TIF)
What GIS Can Do for You?

   Capture
   Storage
   Query
   Analyze
   Display
   Output
ArcView Demo and Exercise

   Learning the interface
   Switching licenses
   Adding data
   Moving around in a map
   Looking at the data behind a map
   Saving map documents
ArcView Demo and Exercise

   Selecting data
   Saving symbology
   Buffer analysis
   Navigate through ArcCatalog
   Add Data Frames
   Join tables
   Thematic mapping
   Create a Layout (or Map Document)
GIS Resources on Campus

   GIS@UD Website (
   UD-GIS listserv
    (To join, send e-mail to
   User Services – User Ed Classes
   GIS Courses
   ESRI Virtual Campus
    – GIS Technology Courses

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