Arc/Info - UMM Directory

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Getting Started with ArcView
Introduction to the Laboratory
ERSI Product line
• MapObjects: Internet Map Server
– (ActiveX)
– Works in Windows Developer environments
(e.g. Access, Visual C++, Powerbuilder etc)
• SDE: Spatial Database Engine
– Highly integrated data base manager
– Capable of treating maps as database entries
– Uses data warehouse concept
ESRI Product Line
• Arc/Info: Full fledged GIS
Thousands of functions
Command line structure with menu tools
Arc Macro Language (AML)
Uses INFO relational data base or others
Many existing data sets
Interaction with ERDAS Imagine,
ESRI Product line
• ArcView 3.2
Spatial Analyst
Network Analyst
Terrain Analyst
ArcView Internet Map Server
Support Products e.g. Manuals, CDROM
• MapObjects: Internet Map Server
ArcView Extensions
ArcPress: Output device control
Business Analyst
Image Analysis
Internet Map Server
Network Analyst
Spatial Analyst
StreetMap 1.0a
StreetMap 2000 (GDT Dynamap)
3D Analyst
Tracking Analyst
ArcView 3.2 Additions
General performance enhancements
Shapefile projection utility
Updated Database Access 2
Updated Report Writer extension--Seagate
Crystal Reports Version 7.0
ArcView 3.2 Additions (2)
• New data integration utilities
• New sample utilities and extensions
• New and updated "ESRI Data & Maps"
(total of five CDs)
• Enhanced CADReader to support
AutoCAD 2000
ArcView Components
• Project: collective storage for maps,
charts and tables
• View: display set for geographic data
• Theme: One attribute or data layer,
part of a display
• Table:spreadsheet-type flat file of
attributes and records
ArcView: Elements
ArcView Components (2)
• Chart: “business graphic” display of data
in a table
• Layout: Full set of properties, settings, and
components that generate a specific map
• Script: a program written in ArcView’s
programming language called “Avenue”
• Extension: An extra part of ArcView for
specific enhancements, e.g. Spatial Analyst,
Network Analyst.
The WIMP Interface
• Windows: Multiple, scroll, resize, elevator
• Icons: Represent windows, tasks, etc. Can
use drag and drop, click to activate etc.
• Menus: Pop-up, pull-down, pull-right.
• Pointers: Mostly the mouse. Can use
digitizer, track ball etc.
Windows: The active window
• Projects, views, tables, charts, layout,
and scripts all have their own
• Only one window is “active” at a time
• To make a window active, click on it
or select it from the menus
• The title bar will be highlighted in
color when the window is active
• Help menu on right of tool bar
• Help topics launches indexed user
• How to get help is a guide to help
• Toolbar icon of arrow with ? Gives
context-sensitive help
File menu
New project
Open project (.apr)
Close project
Save as
Project menu
Rename and delete
Add table INFO, dBASE (.dbf),
• Import (projects, older versions)
• SQL connect window
Graphic data formats
• ArcInfo Coverages
– info directory
– multiple files
• ArcView Shape File (.shp)
• Many import formats
• Output to printer, file, image etc.