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Tutorial II: Data Management

Module 1: Leveraging the Where of Geographic Data.

This module discusses spatial relationships within a single layer and between multiple layers using sptatial selections and spatial joins.

Module 2: Editing Attribute Tables.

This module discusses the attributes of spatial data, including editing the contents of existing attribute fields, adding new attribute fields, and using the field calculator.

Module 3: Getting Started with Metadata.

This module discusses the basics of metadata, including reading, searching, and creating metadata.

Module 4: Essential Geoprocessing Tasks.

This module introduces the concept of geoprocessing, and describes four basic geoprocessing tools: Project, Select, Buffer, and Clip.

Module 5: Mapping Point Level Data.

This module introduces the basics of geocoding, including the use of ArcGIS and web-based geocoding tools.

Module 6: Mapmaking.

This module introduces some intermediate mapmaking concepts, including labeling conventions, inset maps, and proportional symbol maps.

This session is concerned with providing the basics of Data Management. Specific themes include:

  • Multiple Layers
  • Spatial Selections
  • Spatial Joins
  • Attribute Fields
  • Field Calculator
  • Metadata
  • Geoprocessing
  • Geocoding
  • Labeling Conventions
  • Inset Maps
  • Proportional Symbol Maps

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