Arcview GIS Tutorial
What is Arcview?
GIS or geographic information systems visualize information which help
determine relationships, patterns and trends between data. Arcview is a
type of GIS software. It is used in many applications including
analysis of various conditions of the environment, city planning and other
uses involving locations.
Arcview GIS has the capability to display maps and thematic diagrams as
well as do analysis of geographic locations and information linked to
these locations. Maps can also be created and updated.
Introduction to Arcview
Arcview GIS represents geographic locations through maps. The objects
represented on these maps are known as features. These features are
represented in 3 ways:
polygons. Suppose a feature on a map was
the state of Alabama. Information about this feature such as area,
population, and name is stored in a database. These individual items of data are known as
attributes. GIS stores these attributes in tables. These
tables are arranged in rows
and columns. Each column stores a different attribute and each row relates
to a single feature. With tables, a great deal of analyses can be
performed on this data. Using various techniques such as joins, this data
would be connected with other tables based on common factors. Besides
text, images can also be used in performing various analyses.
This tutorial covers the following topics:
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