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44704326 Manual Arcgis

44704326 Manual Arcgis

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Published by: Liliana Ursu on Jan 23, 2013
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  • ArcEditor
  • ArcInfo
  • ArcReader
  • ArcView
  • Scripts for ArcGIS Desktop
  • Launching ArcCatalog
  • Recognizing File Types
  • Creating Thumbnails
  • Previewing Files
  • Checking Properties
  • Viewing and Updating Metadata
  • Other ArcCatalog Functions
  • Starting ArcMap
  • Adding Data
  • Connecting to Folder
  • Customizing the Interface
  • Working with the Table of Contents
  • Navigating a Map
  • Identifying Attributes of Features
  • Showing Map Tips
  • Selecting Features
  • Changing Map Symbols
  • Saving ArcMap Documents
  • Map Documents (.mxd)
  • Using Relative Paths
  • Saving Map Layers
  • Naming Files
  • Saving and Storing Files
  • Tabular data
  • Adding XY Data
  • Geographic data
  • Shapefiles
  • Topology
  • Images
  • Raster map layers
  • Geodatabases
  • Recognizing the Coordinate System
  • Working with “Unprojected” Layers
  • Defining projections
  • Working with Projected Map Layers
  • Projecting shapefiles
  • Defining Projection for Data Frame
  • Troubleshooting with Projections
  • Create a raster image
  • Add reference layers (shapefiles)
  • Add map image
  • Add control points
  • Transformations
  • Rectify Image
  • Single Symbol
  • Changing the symbol
  • Categories
  • Quantities
  • Graduated Color
  • Customizing a color ramp
  • Fill Patterns
  • Dot Density
  • Pie Charts
  • Bar/Column Charts
  • Stacked Charts
  • Using Text Boxes to Label Features
  • Manually Placing Labels
  • Auto Labeling
  • Converting Labels to Annotation
  • Using a Halo with Labels
  • Layout View
  • Working with Grids and Rulers
  • Adding a Title
  • Adding a Legend
  • Cleaning up your map legend
  • Adding a North Arrow
  • Adding a Scale Bar
  • Adding Scale Text
  • Adding Group Layers
  • Rotating a Map
  • Creating Inset Maps
  • Exporting Process
  • Inserting Maps into Power Point
  • Inserting Maps into Microsoft Word
  • Attribute Tables for Shapefiles
  • Other Attribute Tables
  • Sorting Records
  • Freezing Columns
  • Summary Statistics
  • Selecting Records
  • Exporting Tables
  • Delete Field
  • Creating a New Field
  • Calculating Values Outside an Edit Session
  • Calculating Values on Selected Records
  • Calculating Values Inside an Edit Session
  • Finding & Replacing Values
  • Calculating Area
  • Calculating Perimeter
  • Calculating Length
  • Changing Units
  • Adding XY Coordinates to a Point Layer
  • Adding XY Centroid Coordinates to Polygon Layer
  • Identifying a key
  • Joining a table
  • Adding Hyperlinks through Attribute Tables

Adding the X and Y coordinates of the centroids of polygons is similar to
adding X and Y coordinates to a point layer. With your attribute table open,
go to options, add new field called “X,” type “Double.” Right click at the top
of your new column and go to “Calculate Values…” Check “Advanced” and
type the following in the first box (that says “Pre-logic VBA Script Code”):

Then type “dblX” in the smaller text box (that says “X =”) in the text box
directly under the X field name. Click “ok.” Follow the same steps to create
and calculate a Y field, changing the Xs in the VB script to Y.

You can check the new XY coordinates by mapping them. With you table
open, click on “Options,” and go to “Export.” Say “yes” and add the new
table to your existing map, then close the table. From the tools menu, go to
“Add XY Data” and select your table from the drop down menu (ArcMap will
probably have done this for you already). Click “ok.” Your table of contents
should now show a new point layer that represents the centroid of your
polygon layer.

The script for calculating XY centroids can be found in ArcGIS Desktop Help
by clicking on the “search” tab, the typing “making field calculations.” Ac-
cessing the script this way will allow you to copy and paste the script.

Dim dblX As Double
Dim pArea As IArea
Set pArea = [Shape]
dblX = pArea.Centroid.X



joInIng tableS

You can link map features to their attributes in GIS but only when your at-
tributes are in the same file as your geographic data. Often you will have
attributes stored in a separate table that you will need to join to a shapefile
in order to symbolize your map with the data. You might think of a shapefile
as a series of containers that can hold attribute data. Often you will obtain
shapefiles that have no attribute data—in effect, empty containers. This is
especially common with census data, when you will often obtain shapefiles
for census tracts and blockgroups in separate files from the census attribute
data (SF1 or SF3).

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