* ArcGIS Applications Description:
o Gives a brief description of the common uses and functions that each ArcGIS application (ArcCatalog™, ArcMap, and ArcToolbox™) has to offer.
* Data Retrieval:
o Describes some of the sources of spatial data along with some of the types of spatial data that can be found. The Geospatial Data and Attributes webpage should be further consulted if the user wishes to acquire links to United States and international data resources (free, governmental, and proprietary).
* ArcGIS Supported Data Formats:
o Describes the data formats that may be used within any of the ArcGIS applications. Some data types may be automatically brought in, and others may need to be brought in using an import utility. Explains how to open data.
* Viewing Data in ArcCatalog:
o Familiarizes the user to the ArcCatalog interface. Explains how to open data within the ArcCatalog application and view the data in spatial and/or tabular format.
* Viewing Data in ArcMap:
o Familiarizes the user to the ArcMap interface. Explains the various ways in which a user can open and view their spatial data set. Describes the concept of overlaying spatial data sets with the same coordinate system information, and the process of arranging a data set so that it can be made visible. It also describes what is contained within a data set\’s attribute table, and the many ways in which the user may view and/or manipulate the attribute layer\’s contents.
* Using ArcToolbox:
o Describes the ArcToolbox interface and the variety of tools available to the user.
Section 2: Manipulating Display Parameters in ArcMap
* Symbolizing Features and Rasters:
o Describes how the user may quickly change a feature\’s or a raster\’s symbology. In more detail, it describes how to change a feature\’s symbology using categorical attributes.
* Classifying Features and Rasters:
o Describes the process of classifying features and rasters using one of the four scaled symbology methods: Graduated Color, Graduated Symbol, Proportional Symbol, and Dot Density.
* Labeling Features:
o Describes the two main types of labels (dynamic and interactive) and how each can be created and manipulated.
Section 3: Querying Data in ArcMap
* Identifying, Selecting, and Finding Features:
o Describes how to quickly retrieve information about features through the processes of identifying, selecting, and/or finding.
* Selecting Features by Attributes:
o Describes how to perform an attribute query that will automatically select features within the map display that meet specified criteria.
* Selecting Features by Location:
o Describes how to perform queries that will select features within the map display that meet a particular location and/or spatial relationship requirement.
* Creating ArcMap Layers from Selected Features:
o Describes how to create a layer that contains only features that have been selected by one of the many selection methods.
product:ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1