Getting Started with ArcGIS Mapping
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Getting Started with ArcGIS Mapping

Get to grips with Basic Geomatics with the help of ArcGIS
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Last updated 8/2017
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to set up and configure the ArcGIS Desktop Suite
  • How to load and view data in ArcGIS
  • How to work with different GIS structures such as raster and vector data
  • How to merge different shapes and tabular data and query data in ArcGIS
  • How to create your first basic map using ArcGIS
  • How to classify your data based on different factors
  • How to export your maps for sharing over different mediums
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  • This video course is a step-by-step approach that will take you through the different concepts and features of geographical data analysis using ArcGIS.

ArcGIS provides a scalable framework for implementing GIS solutions for a single user or many users on desktops, in servers, over the web, and in the field.

In this video course, you will be introduced to mapping in geomatics with the help of ArcGIS. You will start off by learning how to set up the ArcGIS Desktop Suite, and learn how to do some basic data exploration. After that, you will delve into managing data and extracting it from different file forms to be used for visualization in ArcGIS. You will be shown how to import data from different files in ArcMap, join them to existing spatial data, and then finally visualize the results. Next, you will be taught how to properly visualize data for communicating your GIS-based analysis. You will delve into core-cartographic principles and also basic functionality for map-making in ArcGIS.

By the end of this course, you will be well versed with handling spatial data and creating your own maps for visualization.

About the author

Kyle Walker is an Associate Professor of Geography at Texas Christian University. He conducts research in population geography and teaches courses in human geography, Geographic Information Systems, and data analysis.

Kyle describes himself as a geographer working in the areas of spatial demography, spatial data science, and R programming. His work has been featured in venues such as CityLab, Boston, and FiveThirtyEight, along with a wide variety of academic journals.

He is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are a beginner to GIS and want to take your first steps into the world of geographical data analysis and mapping using ArcGIS, then this is the video course you have been waiting for!
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15 Lectures
Setting Up a Project
5 Lectures 33:23

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Preview 04:05

The aim of this video is to provide a basic definition of GIS and outline its components.  

What Is GIS?

In this video, we will see how we will set up a GIS project using the ArcGIS platform. This video covers how to get started with ArcCatalog and ArcMap. 

The ArcGIS Desktop Suite

In this video, we will see how we use ArcGIS to explore a spatial dataset. Viewers will learn how to view data in ArcCatalog and add data to an ArcMap document.

Exploring Data in ArcGIS

This video covers the core data types used in GIS projects such as vector data, which are used to represent discrete features, and raster data, which are used to represent continuous phenomena.

GIS Data Structures – Vector and Raster
Tables and Queries in ArcMap
4 Lectures 37:11

In this video, we will see how we work with tabular data in ArcMap. This video covers the basics of attribute types, how to import tables into ArcMap, and how to export those tables to a geodatabase.

Preview 10:53

In this video, we will see how we create links between spatial and tabular data in ArcMap. You will learn how to set up table joins in ArcMap, how to specify a join correctly, and how to validate the results.

Merging Shapes and Tabular Data

In this video, we will see how we create subsets of data based on field values in a GIS. This video covers selecting features by attributes with queries in ArcMap, with information on SQL and logical operators.

Querying Data in ArcGIS

In this video, we will see how we explore data through visualization in ArcMap. You will learn the basics of styling data by adjusting a layer’s symbology.

Creating Your First Map
Making Maps with ArcGIS
6 Lectures 01:04:52

In this video, we will see what key considerations a GIS analyst should account for when designing a map. This video covers the basic principles of quality cartographic design.

Preview 07:44

Cartographic representation often requires classifying data into groups. This video covers different methods of data classification used in ArcMap.

How Do I Classify Data?

Often, a single dataset can be represented in multiple ways. This video introduces choropleth, graduated symbol, and dot density mapping, and illustrates their use for mapping the results of the 2016 US presidential election.

Choropleth, Graduated Symbol, and Dot Density Maps

This video shows how to implement choropleth, dot density, and graduated symbol mapping in ArcMap. You will be introduced to the Symbology tab in a layer’s properties and learn how to modify its options for visualization.

Mapmaking with ArcGIS

ArcMap includes extensive functionality for building attractive map layouts. You will learn how to use ArcMap’s Layout View to produce a map layout and arrange ancillary map elements.

Layout View and the Visual Hierarchy of Map Elements

After you are done with creating your map in ArcMap, you’ll want to share it with others. In this video, you will learn how to export your maps as image files from ArcMap.

Exporting Your Maps
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