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.
The aim of this video is to provide a basic definition of GIS and outline its components.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cartographic representation often requires classifying data into groups. This video covers different methods of data classification used in ArcMap.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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