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Create a nice map with shaded relief in ArcGIS

Once completed the hard work involved in making a map, beautiful presentation is how to add value, for more visual appeal to those who qualify our work, …

Convert between shapefiles

Convert shapefiles as points, polylines polygons. It is very useful for example when required to join entities taken from points generated from a GPS device, …

ArcGIS 10 Manual PDF

Is available a manual for learning to use ArcGIS 10 (PDF), produced by Amy Hillier at the University of Pennsylvania, includes tips on making maps, …

Joining data tables to shapefiles in ArcGIS

The Join tool allows you to merge two tables by a common identifier (ID), the data from both tables annexed by the ID, giving the ability to spatially …

How to generate map contour lines (isohyet, isothermal and isobaric)

The contour line on a map represent lines, straight or curved, describing the intersection of a surface by interpolating one or more horizontal planes, forming …

How to calculate XY coordinates of the points in ArcGIS

To calculate the XY coordinates in the attribute table of a layer of points, you can do it with the Add XY Coordinates tool from ArcToolbox. The steps to …

Import XY data tables to ArcGIS

It is important to have tools to add UTM coordinates data from the GPS user recorded manually; this requires having the X, Y and / or Z inserted different …

Insert pictures to the attribute table in ArcGIS

Store information within a Geodatabase, is a very good idea, but inserting images within the attribute table is a good addition to data management. It requires …

Define projection and project in ArcGIS

To understand the projections, it is necessary to know: What is the Projection and Datum? Projections are transforming the area or the reference ellipsoid on a …

ArcGIS 10 official Tutorials PDF

The ArcGIS Resource Center  provides official tutorials for learning ArcGIS 10, are divided into three sections, are available free, the practice files …

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