The following tutorials were developed for people who have access to and basic knowledge of, ArcView® GIS software (Version 3.1 or higher) but may not be familiar with some aspects of GIS and remote sensing data. The tutorials illustrate GIS features that allow the GIS data contained on this CD-ROM to be tailored to meet user needs. The features are common to many GIS packages; however, the Data Summary Tool was specially developed for use with the ACE Basin Characterization. With the exception of the Data Summary Tool, the ArcView Help menu provides detailed discussions of these features. This tutorial reviews some of these discussions with examples that use the ACE Basin data.
This tutorial describes how to work with the Legend Editor to customize data presentation.
Linking Tables in ArcView®
This tutorial describes how to link data tables to geographic features in order to access more information about the features.
Loading Useful ArcView® Extensions
This tutorial describes how to add extensions to your project files in order to increase the functionality of ArcView.
Projecting Data and Shifting Datums in ArcView®
This tutorial describes how to project data into different coordinate systems.
Using the Data Summary Tool
This tutorial describes how to use the Data Summary Tool, an extension developed by NOAA, to produce customized summaries of shapefiles within user-defined geographic locations.
Retrieving Other GIS Data from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
This tutorial describes how to download additional spatial data from a website at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Descriptions of the ArcView project files contained on this CD-ROM, and their associated views, are presented in the section entitled GIS Viewing Tools . Note that the project file gis_tour.apr includes a Tutorial view. This will be the primary view utilized in these tutorials; however, the GIS techniques learned here can be applied to other projects on this CD-ROM as well as other data sources.
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