This two-day course provides a conceptual overview and hands-on experience using ArcView GIS 3.3 software. It teaches basic ArcView GIS functionality and enables participants to quickly take advantage of the software’s powerful display and analysis capabilities. Attendees are introduced to the ArcView GIS GUI and use ArcView GIS to create, edit, display, query, and analyze geographic and tabular data and create presentation-quality maps and charts.
Introduction to ArcView GIS (3.3) is for those who are new to ArcView GIS 3.3 software. No prior knowledge of ArcView GIS 3.3 or GIS is required.
ArcView GIS overview: Capabilities and applications; Interacting with the ArcView GIS GUI; Projects and documents; Using ArcView GIS online help
ArcView GIS views and themes: Creating views to display geographic data (themes); Creating themes from x, y coordinates; Setting a view’s map projection; Manipulating the symbology and classification scheme for each theme; Labeling themes
ArcView GIS tables: Creating an ArcView GIS table from a variety of tabular data sources; Selecting from a table; Joining and linking multiple tables; Modifying the structure of a table; Editing values in a table; Creating a chart for presenting tabular data
Creating and editing themes: Using ArcView GIS to create shapefiles; Adding and editing shapefile features; Updating attribute information; Geocoding street addresses
Spatial query and analysis: Selecting features based on relationships between multiple themes; Merging theme features
GIS layouts: Creating a final map for presentation and printing; Combining
views, tables, charts, images, north arrows, logos, and scale bars to
create a final map
Prerequisites and recommendations
Introduction to ArcView GIS (3.3) is for those with little or no desktop mapping experience; however, registrants should know how to use windowing software.
Those who want to learn about Avenue programming language should attend Introduction to ArcView GIS (3.3) followed by one of the introductory Avenue courses. Introduction to Avenue (for ArcView GIS 3.3) is for nonprogrammers and Programming with Avenue (for ArcView GIS 3.3) is for those with programming experience.
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