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1
2006 GIS User Group Meeting
  • Welcome!
  • 900 Whats new in the GIS Section
  • 930 Whats new with data
  • 1100 Whats new with software
  • 1130 GIS help and training
  • 1200 Lunch
  • 100 ArcGIS
  • 300 QA
  • 330 Adjourn

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting GIS Section
Whats New in the GIS Section
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting GIS Section
  • MIS Professional Services
  • The DNR has developed a funding model for
    Management Information Services that features a
    structural budget shortfall

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting GIS Section
  • MIS Professional Services
  • MIS is responding by offering additional
    project-based services following a service-bureau
    type model. (Contact Robert Maki or Tim Loesch
    for details)

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting GIS Section
  • MIS Professional Services
  • GIS support services are not fee-based services

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting GIS Section
  • MIS Professional Services
  • Our intent is to maintain our current open-door
    policy to GIS technical support and to limit
    for-fee services to large and medium-sized
    projects (approximately 20 hours or greater in
    duration)

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting GIS Section
Whats new with data
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting New Data
NRCS Web Soil Survey
  • More than 2/3 of MN counties now have digital
    soil surveys (SSURGO2) available

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting New Data
NRCS Web Soil Survey
  • SSURGO data served from the NRCS Soil Data Mart
    by county (a shapefile and dozens of linked
    tables)
  • DRS has a SSURGO layer, but
  • NRCS data changes, processing required, so lag
    time for DRS data to be updated
  • for this reason, the layer includes only the
    most basic of attributes

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting New Data
NRCS Web Soil Survey
  • NRCS ArcView 3.x Soil Data Viewer extension
    phased out - doesnt work with Windows XP
  • Interactive Web Soil Survey site is replacement
  • http//websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov

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NRCS Web Soil Survey
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NRCS Web Soil Survey-Define an AOI
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NRCS Web Soil Survey-Define an AOI
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NRCS Web Soil Survey-Soil Map
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NRCS Web Soil Survey-Data Explorer
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NRCS Web Soil Survey Summary
  • Gives full access to all tabular data and its
    complexities (nearly impossible to do by
    downloading and linking tables)
  • Does not allow queries
  • Does not allow users to download soils data used
    in the session to their computers-can only be
    used interactively

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting New Data
  • Public Recreation Information Maps (PRIM)
  • DNR Forestry color infrared orthophotos
  • DNR 24K Perennial Streams
  • Trout Stream Special Regs Winter Regs
  • Wild and Scenic Recreational Rivers
  • DNR 100K Lakes - Muskie Lakes
  • Priority Landscapes for Wetland Conservation
  • DNR Forestry SRM sites
  • State Forest Boundaries
  • Municipal Boundaries
  • Exploration and Engineering Boring Hole Locations
  • 2004 Minnesota Deer Harvest
  • New WMS Data
  • MLCCS

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting New Data
  • Public Recreation Information Maps (PRIM)
  • 16 maps were updated 8/2005
  • Tim, Ken Boss

See QUICK THEMES SCANNED MAPS DNR PRIM Maps
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting New Data
DNR Forestry Color Infrared Photos
  • As of April 2006 the photos will be
    password-restricted to DNR Forestry, Wildlife,
    and other units that financially support the
    orthorectification program
  • Contact Steve.Gallay_at_dnr.state.mn.us
  • 218-327-4449 x228
  • for password, access, and purchase information

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting New Data
DNR 24k Perennial Streams
  • A subset of the original DNR 24k Streams layer
    -only streams where STREAM_TYPE 20 are
    presented
  • Useful in maps and applications where
    intermittent streams and other linear water
    features are not desired
  • See QUICK THEMES HYDROGRAPHY DNR 24K Perennial
    Streams

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Trout Stream Special Regulations
  • Southeast Minnesota trout streams that have a
    special regulation as described in the 2005
    Minnesota Fishing Regulations

Trout Stream Winter Regulations
  • Southeast Minnesota trout streams that have a
    winter regulation as described in the 2005
    Minnesota Fishing Regulations

See QUICK THEMES HYDROGRAPHY
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting New Data
Wild and Scenic Recreational Rivers
  • Contains designated Wild, Scenic Recreational
    Rivers in Minnesota as specified in 1997 MN Rules
    6105
  • Intended to support cartographic applications
    only

See QUICK THEMES HYDROGRAPHY
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DNR 100K Lakes Muskie Lakes
  • Intended to support planning, fisheries
    management, research and other resource-related
    activities with impact on muskie lakes

See QUICK THEMES HYDROGRAPHY
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting New Data
Priority Landscapes for Wetland Conservation
  • Modeled information - each 40-acre unit has been
    classified to define the relative potential to
    provide benefits for a suite of wetland dependant
    wildlife species
  • Index scales from 1 - 100, with 100 indicating
    the best habitat, and the highest priority for
    conservation
  • See QUICK THEMES ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

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DNR Forestry SRM sites
  • Designed to generate feedback from those who are
    seeking read only access to DNR Forestry
    Silviculture/Roads Module (SRM) data via the
    departments GIS data resource sites
  • Collected by DNR Forestry Administrative Areas
    and are updated on a continuous basis, as needed

See QUICK THEMES LAND COVER
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State Forest Boundaries
  • Updated to reflect changes discovered/ rectified
    during SFRMP and State Forest Access Inventories

See QUICK THEMES ADMINISTRATIVE FEATURES
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Municipal Boundaries
  • Maintained by the Minnesota Dept. of
    Transportation, this data was updated to reflect
    conditions as of December, 2004

See QUICK THEMES ADMINISTRATIVE FEATURES
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting New Data
Exploration/Engineering Boring Hole Locations
  • Location data for drill cores stored at the DNR
    Lands and Minerals facility in Hibbing were taken
    from the accompanying mineral exploration
    assessment files
  • Locational data presented in this ArcView
    shapefile are in DRAFT form . . . since the maps
    in the files have many different scales,
    locations have varying degrees of accuracy

See QUICK THEMES GEOLOGY AND SOILS
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2004 Minnesota Deer Harvest
  • Annual Minnesota Whitetail deer harvest,
    summarized by deer permit areas, broken down by
    weapon used and buck/antlerless deer

See QUICK THEMES EVENTS AND SIGHTINGS
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting New Data
WMS layers
  • Under QuickThemes - Scanned Maps
  • Iowa 100k USGS Topo Quads
  • Iowa 24k USGS Topo Quads
  • Under QuickThemes - Land Imagery
  • 2000 Iowa USGS Black and White DOQ
  • 2002 Iowa FSA Color DOQs
  • 2002 USGS Color DOQ of Twin Cities
  • 2003-2004 FSA Color DOQ
  • 2004 DNR Wildlife Color Infrared DOQs
  • DNR Forestry Color Infrared DOQs - Current Series

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MLCCS (MN Land Cover Classification System
  • Popular land cover inventory for city and
    counties - use in comprehensive planning
  • Standardized inventory procedures ensure
    compatible data across jurisdictions

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MLCCS
  • Endorsed by the Metropolitan Council's MetroGIS
    as a "Best Practice" for conducting land cover
    inventories
  • Capable of creating highly detailed inventories
    of both natural communities and built-up areas
  • http//www.dnr.state.mn.us/mlccs/index.html

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting GIS Section
Whats new with Software
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting LandView
  • LandView Current version 4.0.10 (1/05/06)
  • Changes from previous versions include
  • WMS imagery can be added as background maps
  • Historic air photos work again
  • When restoring original settings, a scheme is
    created as backup
  • Background layers are refreshed when panning
  • Measure tool point is now green (to not confuse
    red Current Location point)
  • Can delete selected Measure Tool points
  • Can load Measure Tool points into a Garmin GPS
  • Tiled overlay data is updated when zoom or pan is
    used
  • Wizard functions fixed
  • CTRL-I zoom in, CTRL-O zoom out, CTRL-R
    real-time GPS
  • Default symbology used when creating shapefiles
  • Base Point and Move unit properties can be
    changed
  • DRS/Local Menu option added

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting LandView
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting LandView
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting LandView
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting LandView
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNRGarmin
  • DNR Garmin Current Version 5.1.1 (10/06/05)
  • PRJ File Creation when saving to a shapefile

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNRGarmin
  • NMEA Enhancements
  • Depth from Transducer
  • PDOP, HDOP, VDOP
  • Speed, Direction

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNRGarmin
  • ArcGIS 8.x/9.x Compliant
  • Save to Shapefile, Personal Geodatabase, Graphic
  • Load from Layer, Graphic
  • Real-Time Tracking
  • Calculate Circular Error of Probability

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNRGarmin
  • Calculate Circular Error of Probability

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNRGarmin
  • Use DNR GIS data to create background maps for
    your Garmin Map GPS

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNRGarmin
  • MapSource background maps can be purchased/used,
    but dont provide the detail that DNR data can
  • A set of shareware programs from the internet
    allow you to create background maps yourself
  • GPSMapEdit
  • GPSSendMap

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNRGarmin
  • GPSMapEdit program creates Garmin background maps
    from ArcView shapefiles
  • Background maps have several advantages over GIS
    data that is uploaded as waypoint or tracks
  • Store larger, more detailed GIS data sets (i.e.
    FIM Inventory) as rather than generalizing
    (smoothing) track data
  • Load as many background layers as you wish up to
    GPS storage limits
  • Turn display of map layers on and off in GPS
  • Use different point, line or polygon symbology
    for background maps and create labels that can be
    turned on and off in GPS
  • Still cant load raster data into GPS (i.e. FSA
    photos and PRIM maps)

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNRGarmin
  • Compatible GPSs (also the GPSIII Plus, GPS 12
    map)

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNRGarmin
  • Training
  • There will be training classes available in the
    spring (see training website)
  • Installation
  • v\drs\apps\gps\gpssendmapsetup.exe
  • Help/Training Files
  • http//thoreau.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/tools/arcvi
    ew/Training/WebHelp/Training.html

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GIS Help and Training
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting Intranet Pages
  • Intranet GIS/GPS resources can be found at
  • http//dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis

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  • Other non-DNR GIS events listed
  • Some DNR courses still have seats available
  • Waiting lists developed for spring/summer courses
    - contact your Regional GIS Coordinator

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  • 2005 GIS/GPS training stats
  • GIS 17 classes, 203 students
  • GPS 11 classes, 101 students

 
 
A DNR employee???
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNR GIS WIKI
  • WIKI What I know is . . ..
  • Online collaboration tool allowing any registered
    user to edit web page contents through a browser.
  • Functions like a chalkboard.
  • Goal WIKI is where DNR GIS users go to share
    knowledge and expertise with one another.
  • Anyone can edit (most of) the WIKI. GIS staff
    occasionally review pages to consolidate and
    organize the site as needed.
  • http//dnrnet.state.mn.us/cgi-bin/giswiki.pl?
    DNR_Intranet_GIS_Wiki

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNR GIS WIKI
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNR GIS WIKI
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting DNR GIS WIKI
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting GIS Section
ArcGIS ArcMap ArcView 9
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2006 GIS User Group Meeting ArcGIS
  • What is ArcGIS?
  • A family of software products produced by ESRI
  • Software upgrade to ArcView 3.x which tightly
    integrates all software that ESRI markets
  • Arc/Info power GIS
  • ArcView desktop GIS
  • MapObjects programmable GIS
  • Previously each ESRI software program had its own
    code

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting ArcGIS
  • What is ArcGIS?
  • Licensed at different levels of capabilities
  • ArcView
  • Least expensive, least capable software. Edit
    shapefiles and Personal GeoDatabases. All the
    functionality of ArcView 3 is here and more!
  • ArcEditor
  • Mid-range pricing, increased functionality.
    Supports multi-user Database editing
  • ArcInfo
  • Expensive, full geoprocessing capabilities,
    Designing and build multi-user databases,
    establish topologic relationships

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting ArcGIS
Licensing Levels
Arc/Info Edit SDE GeoDB Define Topology
Full Geoprocessing
Software Products
Capability
ArcMap ArcCatalog ArcToolBox Extensions
Spatial Analyst Network Analyst 3D
Analyst Geospatial Analyst All License
Levels can use Extensions
ArcEditor Edit Corporate GeoDB Increased
Geoprocessing capability
ArcView Edit Personal GDB Limited
Geoprocessing Run Models Rectify Air
Photos Use Extensions Map Topology
Create and edit Models Command Line Entry
Expense
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  • Hardware Requirements
  • CPU speed 1 GHz or higher
  • Memory (RAM) 512mb, 1 Gb recommended
  • Swap space 300mb, 800mb recommended
  • Disk space
  • 50mb in Windows directory
  • Program is 870mb installed

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  • Whats different about ArcGIS?
  • Consolidated interface for all desktop products
  • For ArcView 3.x users its a different look and
    feel than what youre used to
  • Nomenclature and terminology is a little
    different between ArcView 3 and ArcGIS
  • but not a big issue, really…
  • New Data types
  • GeoDatabases, GeoWebServers, etc.
  • New Program Modules
  • ArcCatalog, ArcMap and ArcToolBox

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting ArcGIS
  • Whats different about ArcGIS?
  • Like ArcView 3.x, ArcGIS has Extensions that
    extend the core functionality of the program
  • Spatial Analyst grid processing
  • 3D Analyst 3d modelling
  • Geostatistical Analyst Interpolations and
    hard-core spatial statistics
  • But . . . these are the same no matter what level
    of software licensing you use
  • Can build extensions for ArcGIS with custom
    functionality for specialized purposes

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2006 GIS User Group Meeting GIS Section
  • ArcGIS Licensing Policy
  • The DNR Policy and Planning Committee has
    recommended that access to ArcGIS software be
    managed at the division/bureau level
  • The division/bureau coordinator is the
    appropriate contact for assuring access to the
    software resource
  • Anyone can install the software on their desktop.
    However, ability to run the software may be
    limited by network license availability
  •  

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  • ArcGIS Licensing Costs (per person)
  • Single use upgrade from ArcView 3 to ArcView 9.1
    - 600.00 (conversion 1 yr maintenance)
  • Single use upgrade from ArcView 3 to Arceditor
    9.1 - 5700.00 (conversion 1 yr maintenance)
  • Single use upgrade from Arcview 3 to Arc/Info 9.1
    - 6400 (conversion 1 yr maintenance)
  • Annual maintenance after one year 400.00/
    ArcView license (more for ArcEditor and ArcInfo)

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  • ArcGIS Licensing Costs (per person)
  • Opportunities to reduce deployment costs are
    being explored

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  • How does this affect me?
  • ArcGIS is licensed on a yearly basis
  • Pay a yearly fee to use (ArcView 3 was a one-time
    purchase and subsequent upgrade purchases)
  • License purchasing/administration coordinated by
    the GIS Section
  • Two types of licenses
  • Stand-Alone licenses
  • Shared license
  • Licenses are centrally managed
  • Users must be on a network

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  • How does this affect me?
  • Currently there are 31 shared ArcView - ArcGIS
    licenses
  • 90 are reserved for designated users
  • 10 are available for anyone to use
  • To be a Designated User talk to your unit GIS/IT
    lead
  • Requires a commitment for yearly license payments

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  • Unit GIS Contacts
  • EcoServices Tom Glancy
  • Fisheries Lyn Bergquist
  • Forestry Dave Martodam
  • Lands and Minerals Renee Johnson
  • MR Robert Maki
  • State Parks Ron Danielson
  • Trails and Waterways Dave Lonetti
  • Waters Joe Gibson
  • Wildlife Steve Benson

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ArcGIS FAQs
  • What level of licensing is right for me?
  • If you used ArcView 3.x, then ArcView is still
    good for you
  • How Do I get ArcGIS Installed on my Computer?
  • Contact your Regional GIS Coordinator
  • Can I have ArcGIS and ArcView 3.x both on my PC?
  • You bet! We all do…
  • Does ArcMap work with DNR Garmin?
  • Without a doubt!
  • Does ArcMap work with LandView?
  • Absolutely!
  • Is there a QuickThemes for ArcMap?
  • Of course!

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ArcCatalog
  • Browse your data
  • View the map and the table…
  • Create, define and manage data and projects
  • Create
  • and view
  • metadata

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ArcToolbox
  • Geoprocessing commands are organized and accessed
    in ArcToolBox
  • Equivalent to the DNR ToolBox for ArcView 3.x
  • Build custom tools and Analysis models using
    ModelBuilder
  • Share models and analysis commands

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ArcMap
  • Equivalent to ArcView 3.x interactive Map-based
    tasks such as
  • Mapping
  • Editing
  • Queries
  • Analysis
  • Graphing
  • Reporting

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  • ArcMap is the Software you use to visually
    interact with data and make maps
  • This is the component most like ArcView 3.x
  • Many of the tools and options are familiar
  • Basic navigation, identify, zoom, etc.
  • Some have changed names
  • Most things have improved
  • Labeling and text, printing, pan, and zoom tools
  • A few things have not
  • Not capable of multiple layouts!? Coming summer
    2006 . . .
  • Some things are missing!
  • Where are all the document folders?

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LUNCH
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ArcView 3.x
ArcMap
Whats missing? Whats new?
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  • The ArcMap interface is composed of
  • Table of Contents Shows legends, selection, and
    source information for layers
  • Display Area This is where the map is displayed
  • Data View displays data (View)
  • Map View displays map layout (Layout)
  • Status bar At the bottom of the display showing
    status, coordinate information, etc.
  • Toolbars Organized sets of commands and tools

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Toolbars
Display Area
Table of contents
Status Bar
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  • Commands and buttons for ArcGIS are organized
    into Toolbars
  • Toolbars can be docked
  • or floating, can be turned
  • on/off
  • Lots of toolbars exist
  • Use VIEW Toolbars
  • menu option to see the
  • toolbars and their status
  • If you lose a toolbar, look to see if it is
    viewable or not

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Floating Toolbar
Docked Toolbar
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Standard Toolbar
Layout Toolbar
Tools Toolbar
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  • Context Menus organize options and commands
  • Accessed by clicking the right mouse-button
  • Shows those options that are valid within the
    context of the item the mouse pointer is over
  • When you right-click on a Layer, only those
    options valid for layers are displayed
  • Almost every item in ArcGIS has a Context Menu
  • Get into the habit of right-clicking on things
    you see, youll be surprised at what you can find!

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  • For instance, the Context Menu for a Data Frame
    in ArcMap has only those options that relate to
    what you can do on a data frame

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  • Data Frames
  • Within the Table of Contents data layers are
    organized into Data Frames (a View in ArcView 3)
  • Data Frames can be renamed, copied, pasted, and
    deleted
  • Can have multiple frames, but only one can be
    active
  • Alt-Click to activate a data frame
  • Data Frames have their own property sheet

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  • Grids
  • Drawn around Map Frames on a Layout for
    referencing purposes
  • Three types of grids
  • Graticules (Lat/Long)
  • Measured (Map Units)
  • Reference (Indexing)

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  • Frames
  • Put borders around Map Frames on a Layout
  • Border Styles
  • Background fills
  • Drop Shadows

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  • Extent Rectangles
  • Allow you to point out where other Data Frames
    are
  • Normally used in Locator maps
  • Shows project areas in context within larger
    geographic areas

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  • Grouped Layers
  • Layers can be merged into groups of layers

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  • The Layer Context Menu
  • Copy and remove layers
  • Open a layers attribute table
  • Join and Link (relate) tables
  • Zoom to the active layer
  • Set the visible scale range
  • Use Symbol Levels
  • Work with Feature Selections
  • Label features
  • Convert Labels to Annotation
  • Convert Features to Graphics
  • Export and manage Data (Convert to Shapefile)
  • Save as a layer file
  • Make a temporary file permanent
  • Set layer Properties

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  • Defining Symbology
  • Easy to create custom symbols
  • Symbol Manager is quite extensive…
  • In ArcMap there are tons of predefined symbology
  • Select one or create your own
  • Change the fill color
  • Outline color
  • Use the Properties button to get into the guts of
    a symbol
  • More Symbols are available
  • The Symbol Selector is used for all symbol
    operations

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  • Lots of Style Sets available
  • Fiddle-Factor is quite high here but it is fun!

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  • Legends
  • Single Symbol
  • Categories
  • Unique Values
  • Quantities
  • Used primarily on numeric fields

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  • Category Legends
  • Select the Value field
  • Use Add All Values button to add all unique
    values to the legend
  • Use Add Values button to add selected values to
    the legend
  • Select a color scheme, or
  • Select each color patch to define symbols
  • Aelect multiple symbols using Shift or Ctrl
    keyboard buttons

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  • You can spend a lot of time defining layer
    properties
  • Labels, symbols, definitions etc.
  • These characteristics can be saved and shared
    with others
  • Layer properties are saved in a Layer File .lyr
  • Contains all of the instructions to reconstitute
    this layer
  • Does not store data only the definitions

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  • ArcMap has a number of data exploration tools
  • Some are familiar
  • Identity
  • Find (binoculars!)
  • Select by Attributes (query) wheres the
    Hammer?
  • Some are not
  • Bookmarks
  • Overview window
  • Magnifier
  • All are useful and powerful tools

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  • In ArcView 3 Active Themes were used to define
    which layers are used for data retrieval
  • Information Tool
  • Find Tool
  • Feature Selection Tool
  • In ArcGIS you dont have Active Themes
  • Tool result windows control what info shows
  • Selections are controlled via Selectable Themes
  • You can have many themes selectable at one time

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  • Using the Identify Tool
  • The Identify tool is used to list the attributes
    of features you select by clicking on the mouse.
  • Its just like in ArcView 3.x
  • Except…

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  • You specify which layers you want to review in
    the Info window
  • Top-most layer
  • Selectable Layers
  • All Layers
  • Individual layers are listed below…
  • Selecting the entry in the ID window flashes the
    shape

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  • Dont forget about Context menus!
  • Set Bookmark
  • Add Hyperlink…
  • Manage Hyperlinks…

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  • Selectable Layers
  • Defined in TOC, or
  • Selection Set Selectable Layers

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  • ArcMap has new tools for exploring data
  • Spatial Bookmarks a bookmark that is tied to
    coordinates rather than a URL
  • Overview Window a window that allows you to
    view where you are zoomed to (locator map)
  • Magnifier a window that magnifies the area
    under the cursor without having to actually zoom
    in

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  • Spatial Bookmarks allow you to keep track of
    where youve been and want to go back to
  • Create, Name, Edit and Zoom-To bookmarks
  • Like a web bookmark, only location in nature
  • Zoom to a place of interest and then use the VIEW
    Bookmarks option to create a bookmark

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  • Bookmarks When you create a bookmark you give
    it a name
  • To return to a bookmark use the VIEW Bookmarks
    option
  • Bookmarks show up below the Manage option
  • Selecting a bookmark will pan and zoom to that
    location

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The Overview Window is turned on using WINDOW
Overview - Red outline indicates where
you are zoomed to
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The Magnifier Window is turned on using WINDOW
Magnify - You can change the amount of
magnification (right-click the
magnifier banner)
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  • All Feature datasets have tables
  • Open a table by right-clicking on the layer of
    interest and selecting the Open Attribute Table
    option
  • Tables not stored in a separate Table folder

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The Table view…
Fields and field names
Name of table
Records selected
Show all or selected records
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  • Select records with the mouse pointer along the
    left edge….

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  • Field Tools Field Context menu…
  • To hide a column, drag the right edge of the
    column to the left
  • To make it visible again, double-click on the
    column edge

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Options allow you to modify a table - click the
Options button
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  • ANNOTATION
  • Static
  • Managed individually
  • Stored in map document or geodatabase
  • May or may not be linked to feature
  • Use to create high quality map output
  • LABELS
  • Dynamically placed
  • Managed as a Group
  • Created for features in View
  • Linked to feature
  • Use for general on-screen viewing or creating map
    books

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  • Converting Labels to Annotation
  • Automatic Placement doesnt always work
  • Annotation is choice for high quality maps where
    label placement is critical
  • Human intervention is required for fine-tuning
  • Let ArcMap automatically place the labels,
    convert them to Annotation, then adjust them
    manually

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  • ArcMap has two ways to present data
  • Data View (for ad-hoc data exploration)
  • Equivalent to a View document in ArcView 3
  • Can simulate multiple Views using Data Frames
  • Layout View (for map creation)
  • Equivalent to a Layout document in ArcView 3
  • Unlike ArcView 3, cannot have multiple Layouts
  • Switch Views using the buttons on the lower part
    of the view window

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  • Layout View
  • A piece of paper with all Data Frames added

Three Data Frames
Data Frame View
Layout View
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  • Legends have lots of properties - can make very
    nice presentations

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  • Map Templates
  • A way to set up predefined layout elements and
    then load them into your Map Document

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  • Editing spatial data
  • ArcMap provides a rich set of editing tools
  • Can edit many layers simultaneously
  • good or bad, you decide
  • Lots of new tools and some new terminology
  • More powerful editing means more complicated
    processes . . .

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  • The Edit Toolbar
  • Contains all of the necessary tools for basic
    editing
  • If you dont see the Edit Toolbar youll need to
    turn it on
  • Use the Edit Toolbar Button
  • Using the VIEW Toolbars menu

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  • To Start an edit session Press the Edit button
    and then select Start Editing

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  • Once you start and edit session you must tell
    ArcMap what data to edit
  • This is not a shapefile but a folder or database
    where one or many shapefiles are stored
  • All shapefiles in your document that are in that
    folder are now editable

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  • Editing has many options
  • Target defines the file that is being edited
  • Tasks define what it is you are going to be doing

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  • Can copy features from one file to another works
    just like copying text in a word processor
  • Use the Select Feature tool to select
  • Copy the feature to the Clipboard
  • CTRL-C
  • EDIT Menu Copy option
  • Copy button
  • Paste the feature to the Target
  • CRTL-V
  • Edit Menu, Paste Option
  • Paste Button

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  • Editing shared boundaries is called topologic
    editing in ArcGIS
  • Must have the Topology Toolbar visible
  • View Toolbars Topology
  • Contains tools that are specific to editing
    shared boundaries
  • Works in conjunction with Topology tasks…
  • Modify Edge
  • Reshape Edge
  • Auto-complete Polygon

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  • Topology establishes which features share
    boundaries
  • Once topology is established you can select and
    edit shared boundaries
  • Use the same general technique as a non-topologic
    boundary edit
  • Task must be set to Topology Tasks

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  • QuickLayers A Jumpstart to ArcMap

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  • QuickLayers
  • The DNRs GIS data is stored in structure called
    a Data Resource Site (DRS)
  • Users mainly access this information in ArcView
    3.x using a tool called QuickThemes
  • QuickThemes has been ported to ArcMap (now called
    QuickLayers) and improved
  • Goal is the same a single portal to DNR GIS
    data
  • Basic concepts are the same
  • Organize content by thematic class
  • Provide metadata and status maps

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  • QuickLayers for ArcMap is accessible from the
    FILE MNDNR Extensions
  • Turn on the extension using the checkbox, then
    click OK

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  • DNR QuickLayers button will appear dock or keep
    floating

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  • If you close QuickLayers use View Toolbars

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  • Four tabs
  • DRS Themes organized by thematic class
  • Unit Themes used to publish themes specific to
    Units or projects
  • Custom Themes these are your own themes you
    want to save
  • Search Search for data based on keywords

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A number of tools
Roll up/down Add Theme Status Map Open LandView
Copy Theme Paste Theme Delete Theme Create New
Category Edit Category Copy Category Paste
Category Show Metadata
For Custom Themes
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  • Thematic Categories are represented as folders
  • Each folder contains a number of Layers
  • Layers are represented
  • with a blue icon
  • Layers with multiple representations have their
    own folders
  • Non-colored Icons mean
  • no template is built yet

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  • View Metadata for layers by expanding the
    QuickLayers window
  • Links to the full metadata record on DNR server

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  • Adding Layers
  • To add layers double-click on a layer, or
  • Highlight a layer and press the Add Layer button
  • Can only add one layer at a time…

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  • Accessing Landview
  • Users can open LandView to do searches
  • Can then Zoom to place in ArcGIS

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  • Searching for Data
  • Use to find layers of interest
  • Searches are conducted on the metadata
  • Can specify which section of metadata you wish to
    search
  • Layers are displayed as they are found
  • Add layers like you normally would

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  • Managing Layers
  • Unit Layers
  • Centrally managed layers
  • Distributed via DRS
  • Units or Projects OK
  • Can be organized in any way
  • Coordinated through Central office GIS staff
  • Built from Layer files

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  • Managing Layers
  • Custom Layers
  • Organize Layers your way!
  • Can copy and paste from DRS and Unit Layers
  • Can create as many categories as you like
  • Add themes from Layer Files
  • Custom Layer information stored in
    TEMP\user.layers

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  • To Create a Category
  • File Insert Category, or Create new Category
    button

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  • To add a new layer
  • Custom Insert New Theme, or
  • Create New Theme button

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  • Copy and/or paste from Unit or DRS Themes
  • Use the Copy and Paste Themes tool or Context menu

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  • DNR ArcView Tools gt ArcToolbox

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  • ArcToolbox
  • Nearly all functions found in the DNR Toolbox
    are now standard in ArcToolbox (plus many more!)
  • Toolbox functions listed will depend on your
    level of ArcGIS software (ArcView, ArcEditor,
    ArcInfo)
  • Toolbox functions will also depend on if you have
    extensions turned on or not

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  • Toolbox functions have interactive popup windows
    with help dialogs

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  • Toolbox functions will all be listed regardless
    of which Layer(s) you have active
  • Use the Index and/or Search tabs to find
    appropriate tools
  • Customize your Toolbox by adding/eliminating/group
    ing functions
  • Create new tools from scripts, string tools
    together to form models

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