What is ArcMap
A Quick Tour of ArcMap
- Views in Arc-Map
- Map layers
- The Table of Contents
- Page layouts
- Saving and opening a map
- The Catalog
- Search in Arc-Map
ArcMap Tutorial for Beginners
Open ArcMap Application and Connect Folder
1. Open ArcMap application, a new untitled map open > Click Catalog tool from the Standard toolbar. Now see the Catalog window opens on the right side.
2. Navigate to the Folder Connections node > Right-click and choose Connect. To Folder > choose your Folder and OK .
Once you have established a folder connection, you can use the Catalog window to navigate folder, show your data or map.
3. Add data to ArcMap by dragging datasets into the data frame (Right-click an item and select Item Description to view and edit its metadata).
Georeferencing in ArcMap
Shapefiles are simple, non-topological vector format for storing the Geometric location and attribute informatian of geographic features.
A Shapefile is one of the spatial data formats that you can work with and edit in ArcGIS. Geographic features in a Shapefile can be represented by points, lines, or polygons.
Digitization (Raster 2 Vector Conversion)
The Digitization is the process of converting information into a digital forms.
Layout is a decoration, and its final step for mapping.
A page layout is a collection of map elements organized on a virtual page designed and map printing. Common map elements include one or more data frames, a scale bar, north arrow, map title, and a legend. For geographic reference, you can add grids or graticules.