Introduction to ARC GIS Desktop (10.2)

Course code: AG01

2 days £840.00

iTrains ARC GIS Desktop Training Course is designed as an introduction to ARC GIS from the basics of understanding concepts such as layers through to some of the more commonly used geo processing tools and analysis of mapping information.

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Our ArcGIS for Desktop training course allows students to analyze data and author geographic knowledge to examine relationships, test predictions, and ultimately make better decisions.

Our instructor-led curriculum is designed to help GIS professionals, administrators, developers, and other knowledge workers maximize their productivity with the ArcGIS platform. 

On completion of the course, delegates will have a solid understanding of how GIS maps and ArcGIS tools are used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, obtain information, and communicate that information to others.

Chapter 1: Display and Work with Date in ARC MAP

Creating Maps and your Stored Displays

  • Page Templates
  • Stored Displays
  • Create, Manage and open Stored Displays
  • Save Bookmark with Stored Display
  • Documents
  • ARC MAP Toolbar
  • Page Layouts
  • Creating a Map Layout 
  • Layout View, Data View, Data Frames and Map Elements
  • Data View and Layout View
  • Data Frames and Navigation
  • Moving Layers between Data Frames
  • Improving display performance
  • Data Frame Properties
  • Setting the map scale of your data frames map display
  • Map Navigating using bookmarks
  • Working with the Data Frame tools
  • Map Elements
  • North Arrows
  • Scale Bars and text
  • Legends
  • Transparency in Legends
  • Frames
  • Converting map elements to graphics
  • Layers and Layers Properties
  • Layers in the table of contents
  • Working with Layer Attributes
  • Joins and Relates between layers and attribute table
  • Different types of Layers
  • Group Layers
  • Common Layer Tasks
  • Setting Layer Properties
  • Layer Properties



Chapter 2: Querying and Examining Data

Tools for Examining your Data

  • Identifying Features
  • Working with results in the Identify Window
  • Choosing which layers to identify
  • Customizing field properties and their display
  • Changing the Location Units
  • Viewing feature class attachments
  • Viewing related data
  • Measuring distances and areas
  • Interactive measurement
  • Measuring features
  • Measuring types available with the measure tool
  • Measurement type of the measure tool
  • Using snapping and find tool
  • Finding features and locations
  • Displaying map tips
  • Hyperlinks
  • Exporting features
  • Work with and Edit tables and attributes
  • How to create tables in the catalog window
  • How to create tables using geoprocessing
  • Importing a Single and multiple tables
  • Adding and Deleting fields
  • Field naming guidelines
  • Adding and Viewing tables in ARC Map
  • Looking at tabular data in ARC MAP
  • Viewing multiple tables in the table window
  • Relationship Classes
  • Joining the attributes from a table
  • One to one and many to one relationship
  • Joining data by location (spatially)
  • Relating Tables
  • Relationship classes in the geodatabase
  • Saving joins and relates
  • Editing and joining tables
  • Performance tips for joining data
  • Reasons joining table may fail
  • Joining attributes in one table to another
  • Relating attributes in one table to another
  • Accessing related records
  • Managing related tables


Chapter 3: Presenting your Data

Exporting and Printing Maps

  • Printing a graph
  • Setting up map printing for plotters (large format printers)
  • Setting the page size of your map layout
  • Steps for setting the layouts page size
  • Selecting a printer engine
  • Using the tiling options for map printing
  • Testing your print tiling
  • Map takes too long to print or fails during processing
  • Printed map appears blocky or pixelated – Rasterization
  • Detect rasterizing layers
  • Exporting your map
  • Configuring map export
  • Resolution
  • Output Image Quality
  • Options common to EPS, PDF, AI, EMF
  • PDF – Specific options
  • EPS – Specific options
  • Options common to BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF
  • TIFF – specific options
  • Exporting to PDF
  • Configuring PDF export settings
  • Resolution
  • Output image quality
  • PDF format options
  • Data driven pages
  • Configuring PDF with arcpy mapping
  • How to password protect a PDF document using arcpy mapping
  • Export a map to PDF format and note the export files location on disk
  • Advanced PDF features
  • PDF layers
  • PDF attributes
  • PDF map georeference


Chapter 5: ARC GIS Interface

  • Using the customise dialog box
  • The main menu and standard toolbar
  • About toolbars and commands
  • Types of command
  • Saving your customisations
  • Deciding where to save customisations
  • Saving your customisations in a document


Chapter 6: Working with Labels and Annotation

  • Labelling and the labelling toolbar
  • Making a map with labels
  • Displaying dynamic labels
  • Reference scale
  • Controlling which features are labelled
  • Controlling where labels are placed
  • Converting labels to annotation
  • Labelling Manager 
  • Labelling Summary
  • Information reported
  • Annotation
  • Standard and feature linked annotation
  • View an Illustration
  • Annotation classes
  • Text symbols
  • Annotation storage
  • Convert Labels to Annotation
  • Display CAD Annotation
  • Changing the display of CAD annotation
  • Display geodatabase annotation
  • Grouping annotation
  • Creating an Annotation Group
  • Managing an Annotation Group


Chapter 7: Editing Data

Navigating the Editor Toolbar and Editing Tools

  • Editor Toolbar
  • Min Toolbars
  • Create Features window
  • Template Properties dialog box
  • Snapping toolbar
  • Attributes window
  • Edit Sketch Properties window
  • Editing Options dialog box
  • Shortcut menus and keyboard shortcuts
  • Entering measurements in units different from the map units
  • Opening additional windows
  • Digitizing Data
  • Importing from CAD
  • Starting an edit session
  • Creating features with feature templates
  • Using snapping while editing
  • Creating points
  • Creating lines and polygons (segments)
  • Creating text features
  • Defining new types of features to create
  • Editing attributes
  • Editing existing features
  • Editing attributes in the attribute window
  • Editing attributes in the table window
  • Working with polygons
  • Polygons to lines
  • Polygon to line management
  • Squaring off a polygon or a line
  • Creating polygons from lines
  • Creating a new polygon feature class
  • Working with Shapefiles


Chapter 8: Geoprocessing

  • Geoprocessing
  • Buffer
  • Clip Operation
  • Intersect
  • Dissolve


Chapter 9: Productivity Suite

Productivity Suite Introduction

  • Locator Hub
  • To find target matches
  • How to use wildcards
  • How to use numbers in the address queries
  • Local Gazetteer
  • Using the local gazetteer toolbar


Chapter 10: Geo-Coding

Geo-coding toolbox

  • Find an address on the Geo-Coding toolbar
  • Geo-Coding addresses in a table
  • Re-matching addresses
  • Rematching addresses by picking a point location on the map


Chapter 11: Thematic Maps

Business Analyst Toolbox

  • Symbolize by Chart
  • Symbolize by Dot Density
  • Symbolize by Line Thickness
  • Symbolize by Non-Numeric Field
  • Symbolize by Numeric Field
  • Symbolize by Point Size


Chapter 12: Data Interoperability

Export / Import of Data

  • Quick Export (Data Interoperability)
  • Quick Import (Data Interoperability)


Chapter 13: Conversion Toolbox

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