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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

Book Description

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

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.

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

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    Table of Contents

    1. ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook
      1. Table of Contents
      2. ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Sections
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        5. Conventions
        6. Reader feedback
        7. Customer support
          1. Downloading the example code
          2. Downloading the color images of this book
          3. Errata
          4. Piracy
          5. Questions
      8. 1. Designing Geodatabase
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a file geodatabase
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Creating a feature dataset
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        4. Creating a feature class
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        5. Creating subtypes
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        6. Creating domains
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        7. Using subtypes and domains together
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        8. Creating a relationship class
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
      9. 2. Editing Data
        1. Introduction
        2. Editing features in a geodatabase
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Advanced editing in a geodatabase
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        4. Creating geodatabase topology
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        5. Editing geodatabase topology
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
      10. 3. Working with CRS
        1. Introduction
        2. Understanding projections
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        3. Projecting vector data
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        4. Georeferencing raster data
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Setting a custom coordinate reference system
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
      11. 4. Geoprocessing
        1. Introduction
        2. Spatial joining features
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Using spatial adjustment
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        4. Using common tools
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Creating models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
      12. 5. Working with Symbology
        1. Introduction
        2. Managing styles
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Modifying symbols
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        4. Creating custom symbology
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        5. Using proportional symbology
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        6. Using the symbol levels
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        7. Using representation
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
      13. 6. Building Better Maps
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating and editing labels
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        3. Labeling with Maplex Label Engine
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        4. Creating and editing annotation
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        5. Using annotation and masking for contours
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Creating a bivariate map
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
      14. 7. Exporting Your Maps
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a map layout
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        3. Exporting your map to the PDF and GeoTIFF formats
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Creating an atlas of maps
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Publishing maps on the Internet
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
      15. 8. Working with Geocoding and Linear Referencing
        1. Introduction
        2. Preparing data for geocoding
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        3. Geocoding addresses
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Geocoding with alternative names
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Creating and editing routes
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        6. Creating and editing events
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Working with complex routes
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Analyzing events
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      16. 9. Working with Spatial Analyst
        1. Introduction
        2. Analyzing surfaces
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Interpolating data
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Reclassifying a raster
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        5. Working with Map Algebra
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Working with Cell Statistics
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        7. Generalizing a raster
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        8. Creating density surfaces
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        9. Analyzing the least-cost path
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
      17. 10. Working with 3D Analyst
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating 3D features from 2D features
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        3. Creating a TIN surface
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Creating a terrain dataset
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Creating raster and TIN from a terrain dataset
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Intervisibility
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Creating a profile graph
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        8. Creating an animation
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      18. 11. Working with Data Interoperability
        1. Introduction
        2. Exporting file geodatabase to different data formats
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Importing data from the XML format
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        4. Importing vector data
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Importing raster data
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Spatial ETL
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      19. Index