Introduction to ArcGIS II - PDF by Reileyfan


									Introduction to ArcGIS II

Three days


Extend what you learned in Introduction to ArcGIS I with further exploration of ArcMap
and ArcCatalog. This course focuses on spatial analysis, automation of spatial and
attribute data, editing, and advanced options for cartographic display. A portion of the
class is reserved for carrying out an analysis project and applying many of the new skills
and techniques learned in this course. Participants conduct queries, perform spatial
analysis, and present their results in a hard-copy map.


This course is designed for those with fundamental knowledge of ArcGIS and geographic
information systems in general.

Prerequisites and recommendations

This course is for those who have completed Introduction to ArcGIS I If the prerequisite
course is not completed, a participant should have comparable experience with ArcGIS
before taking this course. The course also provides participants with the fundamental
ArcGIS knowledge and experience needed to enroll in Building Geodatabases I.


Perform spatial analysis
Manage geographic data
Perform geocoding
Automate data through heads-up digitizing
Convert data from other formats
Edit spatial and attribute data
Create and use metadata
Produce high-quality maps and reports

Topics covered

Spatial analysis and data management: Buffers; Spatial overlays; Extracting features for
analysis; Analytical methods and tools Geocoding and display of locations from tabular
data: Address geocoding; Display of points from x,y coordinates; a hard-copy map.

Course Outline:

Day 1

8:00 – 10:00 Working with layers and map symbology

Creating quantitative displays
Choosing a classification method
Grouping values into classes
Using natural breaks
Using quantile and equal interval
Using standard deviation
Excluding features from a classification
Show the ratio between two quantities
Showing quantity for point locations
Displaying multiple attributes
Showing quantity with dot density
Using the Style Manager
Creating custom symbols
Creating custom lines and markers
Using symbol levels for cartographic effects
Using layer masks
Additional layout techniques
Ways to create a map
Building templates
Changing templates
Exporting a map


10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:00 Working with labels and annotation

Labels versus annotation
Labeling Toolbar
Accessing Label Properties
Point placement
Line placement
Polygon placement
Label locking
Label visibility
Labeling with an expression
Labeling features differently
Setting reference scale
Creating annotation
Storing annotation
Annotation toolbar
Unplaced annotation


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:45 Displaying locations from tabular data

What is geocoding?
The geocoding process
Creating an address locator in ArcCatalog
Field mapping to the address locator style
Address locator properties
Adding an address locator in ArcMap
Geocoding a table
Unmatched records
New fields in the output point feature class
Finding an address with the Find tool
Adding XY data in ArcMap

2:45 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 4:30 Modifying the ArcGIS interface

Why modify the interface?
Saving and accessing your customizations
Introducing the Customize dialog


Day 2

8:00 – 10:00 Designing a GIS database

The database design procedure
Assessing needs
Conceptual and logical design
Determining the data storage format
Why the geodatabase?
Physical design
Database schema
Choosing a projection
Automation plan
Pilot project
Metadata: Documenting your data
Types of metadata
Viewing metadata
Editing metadata documentation
Setting metadata properties
Metadata import and export


10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:00 Populating the geodatabase

Many spatial data automation options
Creating new data
Georeferencing your data
Spatial reference
Coordinate domain
Creating new data
Creating a new feature class in ArcCatalog
Defining feature class properties
Setting the spatial reference
Creating feature datasets (FDS)
Digitizing in ArcMap
Converting digital data
Importing data into the geodatabase
ArcCatalog Simple Data Loader
Transferring data from GPS
Importing data from the Internet
Defining or changing projection


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 Setting geodatabase validation rules

Introducing subtypes and domains
Anatomy of a subtype
Setting subtypes
Editing with subtypes
Anatomy of a domain
Setting domains
Editing coded value domains
Range domains in ArcMap
When to use subtypes or a domain?


3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:30 Setting geodatabase validation rules Part 2

Lesson overview
Topology manages spatial integrity
Creating a topology
Cluster Tolerance
Topology rules
Three states of a topology
Validating a topology
Topology errors and their management
The Error Inspector
The Fix Topology Error tool
Working with geodatabase topology


Day 3

8:00 – 10:00 Editing spatial and attribute data

Editing security
The Editor toolbar
Editing attributes
Feature creation tools
Split and Divide
Copy Parallel
Union and Intersect
Editing topologies in ArcMap
Topology Error Inspector
Fix Topology Error tool
Coincident geometry
Moving coincident geometry
Topology Edit Tasks
Create polygons from lines
Intersecting lines
Map topology
Topology functional comparison
The Map Topology tools


10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:00 Spatial adjustment

Why use Spatial adjustment?
Spatial adjustment
Transformation methods
Creating displacement links
RMS error
Edge Snap
Attribute transfer
Georeferencing Toolbar
Aggregating spatial data


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 Spatial analysis functions and geoprocessing

Dissolving features
Clipping features
Spatial analysis functions
Finding the nearest feature
Overlay analysis
Overlay analysis functions


3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:30 Spatial analysis functions and geoprocessing Part 2

Lesson overview
The analytical process
Analysis options
What is geoprocessing?
Accessing geoprocessing functionality
Executing tools
Command Line intellisense
Environment settings
Introducing the Model Builder
Types of models
Why use Model Builder?
Using Model Builder


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