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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

Daniela Cristiana Docan

Over 60 hands-on recipes to help you become a more productive ArcGIS for Desktop user
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783559503
Paperback372 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to use ArcGIS Desktop to create, edit, manage, display, analyze, and share geographic data
  • Use common geo-processing tools to select and extract features
  • A guide with example-based recipes to help you get a better and clearer understanding of ArcGIS Desktop

Who This Book Is For

This book is a good companion to get you quickly acquainted with everything you need to increase your productivity with the ArcGIS Desktop.

It would be helpful to have a bit of familiarity with basic GIS concepts.

If you have no previous experience with ArcGIS, this book will still be helpful for you because it will help you catch up to the acquainted users from a practical point of view.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Designing Geodatabase
Creating a file geodatabase
Creating a feature dataset
Creating subtypes
Creating domains
Using subtypes and domains together
Creating a relationship class
Chapter 2: Editing Data
Editing features in a geodatabase
Advanced editing in a geodatabase
Creating geodatabase topology
Editing geodatabase topology
Chapter 3: Working with CRS
Understanding projections
Projecting vector data
Georeferencing raster data
Setting a custom coordinate reference system
Chapter 4: Geoprocessing
Spatial joining features
Using spatial adjustment
Using common tools
Creating models
Chapter 5: Working with Symbology
Managing styles
Modifying symbols
Creating custom symbology
Using proportional symbology
Using the symbol levels
Using representation
Chapter 6: Building Better Maps
Creating and editing labels
Labeling with Maplex Label Engine
Creating and editing annotation
Using annotation and masking for contours
Creating a bivariate map
Chapter 7: Exporting Your Maps
Creating a map layout
Exporting your map to the PDF and GeoTIFF formats
Creating an atlas of maps
Publishing maps on the Internet
Chapter 8: Working with Geocoding and Linear Referencing
Preparing data for geocoding
Geocoding addresses
Geocoding with alternative names
Creating and editing routes
Creating and editing events
Working with complex routes
Analyzing events
Chapter 9: Working with Spatial Analyst
Analyzing surfaces
Interpolating data
Reclassifying a raster
Working with Map Algebra
Working with Cell Statistics
Generalizing a raster
Creating density surfaces
Analyzing the least-cost path
Chapter 10: Working with 3D Analyst
Creating 3D features from 2D features
Creating a TIN surface
Creating a terrain dataset
Creating raster and TIN from a terrain dataset
Creating a profile graph
Creating an animation
Chapter 11: Working with Data Interoperability
Exporting file geodatabase to different data formats
Importing data from the XML format
Importing vector data
Importing raster data
Spatial ETL

What You Will Learn

  • Design your geodatabase schema
  • Edit geometry and attributes of the features in a geodatabase
  • Get accustomed to working with Coordinate Reference System (CRS)
  • Create custom symbols and labels for a better-looking map
  • Use geocode addresses and learn how to work with routes and events
  • Perform spatial analyses with the Spatial Analyst extension
  • Design a 3D representation of data with the 3D Analyst extension
  • Use the Data Interoperability tools to import and export your data

In Detail

ArcGIS for Desktop is one of the strongest components of the Esri ArcGIS platform. Users find it exciting because it has a lot of powerful tools and can work with a wide range of spatial data formats.

This book will make you a more effective and efficient GIS user by showing you how to use ArcGIS for Desktop to create your own geodatabase model and manage layers, symbols, and label styles. Furthermore it will help you learn how to create map documents, edit data in feature classes, find and fix topological errors, analyze surfaces, and most importantly create 3D representations, import and export several different data formats, and much more.


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