A video walk through of some of the editing tools used for editing vector data in ArcMap
Producing a statistical summary in Arcmap
Adding tables to a layout
Once you have downloaded Mastermap data from Digimap you will need to convert it using a free tool called InterpOse This software is used to convert your files into shapefiles which can then be opened in Arcmap.
Here is a useful guide to using the software.
Using Interpose to Convert MasterMap data to Shapefiles
Selecting and exporting MasterMap Data
Produce a Map Layout
Creating Raster Catalogs with Arctoolbox
- Create a new Geodatabase called Tunbridge Wells
- Download counties from the Digimap
- Extract zip file into Original/OS data/Boundaries/Counties
- Add counties to Arcmap
- Check in ‘list by selection’ that only counties is selectable
- Turn on county labels using ‘label features’
- Select Kent using ‘select features’ tool
- Right click on the counties layer and select ‘Data - export data’
- Save as a new feature class called‘Kent’ into your Geodatabase
- Import the Tun Wells SSSI data into your Geodatabase and add it to Arcmap
- Download and unzip districts from Digimap
- Add districts to Arcmap
- Turn on the labels for the districts layer
- Use the select feature tool to select the Tunbridge Wells district
- Right click on the districts layer and export the data to a new feature class and call it Tun_wells_district within your Geodatabase
- Add the Tun_wells_district layer to Arcmap
- Add 250K OS map
- Download, unzip and import into your geodatabase the UK coastline data and add it to Arcmap
Now use the layout view to produce an A4 landscape PDF map showing the SSSI’s in Tunbridge wells District. You will also need to create another data frame to show a smaller scale map to locate Tunbridge wells within Kent.
- Don’t forget to remove or turn off all unwanted layers.
- Don’t forget appropriate labels, scale, key, copyright and north arrow.
- Don’t forget to choose appropriate colours and label placement to help convey the information as clearly as possible.
This video is a walk though of creating a geodatabase and creating raster catalogues to manage large numbers of raster datasets within a geobatabase.
This video is a walk through of creating a feature class within a geadatabase and how to add polygons to it from within ArcMap.
This short video explains a logical method of structuring your GIS data
This 12 minute video walks you through adding data to a new Arcmap project and using the main navigation tools to move around the data.
What is GIS Video, this video taking you through the fundamental concepts of GIS in a bit more detail.
QGIS – Opensource GIS software package, free to use
Once you have installed ArcMap and authorised the software, have a go at loading in some map data from the following link Open Streetmap This will load a vector base map of the world, and give you a chance to play around with some of the basic functions of ArcMap.
Accessing DigiMap via the Greenwich Portal