How to georectify an image in ArcMap 10

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "How to georectify an image in ArcMap 10"

Transcription

1 How to georectify an image in ArcMap 10 The University Library has a large collection of historical aerial photos for some North Carolina Counties ( ). For this lab, you will georectify an historical aerial photo of Orange County, NC from either 1975 or These images will be saved by the library and made available for future users, so do your best! About the images The Library s digital aerial photos are from the USDA Aerial Photography Field office. The images came with indexes, which are used to find which image(s) cover any given study area. The USDA has all of the images that were acquired on the flights. The images overlap quite a bit. This is called stereo coverage. Since there is so much overlap between the images, the library only purchased about half of themenough to cover the counties completely with minimal image overlap. This is called physical coverage. The indexes show all of the images, including those the library does not own. The ID numbers of the images the library owns are labeled on the indexes with beige boxes. Since the indexes show all images (stereo coverage), the individual images cover a larger area than is readily apparent from looking at the index. How to access and prepare the scanned image for georeferencing. 1. Each student has been assigned one historical aerial image to georectify. The assignments are listed on this Google Spreadsheet: 2. The indexes of these historical images are available in kml format and can be viewed in Google Earth to help you determine the coordinates of the area (generally) covered by your aerial photo. Each student also has a link to the index for their image in the Google doc (link above). The index must be viewed in Google Earth. 3. Download the image you have been assigned, unzip the file and save the image to your course workspace folder. You will need to access the image later, so be sure to remember where you save it. 4. Locate your image on the index, either by using the map on the library website (listed below) or using the index in Google Earth. Notice that the images are in the order in which they were taken on the flight path - generally starting from west to east and then moving north to south,

2 and returning south to north. You will need to find exactly where to georeference and then rectify your image. There are two ways to do that: A. If you do not have Google Earth available on your computer, use the website with the index displayed on a Google Map, either 1975: or 1955: Use the Zoom and Pan tools on the Google map that shows the index of your image. Click on the Apply Transparency button at the top of the map to find street names, intersections or other land marks that you can use to find your approximate location on another map (this will be most difficult option). OR B. (Preferred )View the index in Google Earth. There is a link to open the appropriate index in Google Earth inside the Google spreadsheet ( there is also one on the appropriate web page, either 1975: or 1955: Below the map, click the link: View this index in Google Earth. Once you have located your image, zoom into it (use the scroll button on the mouse). The transparency slider is located in the middle of the left hand side. Use this to find a street intersection or other land marks that may not have changed over the years. You may notice the index image is off a little from the map.

3 5. Important: select Tools > Options and change it to Show Lat/Long in Decimal Degrees. Click OK. 6. Click on the yellow push pin symbol located along the top. This can be used to get xy coordinates for your image. Drag the push pin to the intersection or landmark you identified. A dialog box will open that has the long and lat coordinates which can be copied and passed into ArcGIS. (If you click OK in the dialog box, it will close. Reopen it by right clicking on the push pin and clicking properties.) Minimize Google Earth while you prepare your workspace in ArcMap. Setting up the workspace 7. Open ArcMap 10 and open a Blank Map. 8. Click File in the menu ribbon. Select Add Data then Add Basemap. Select Imagery. 9. In Arc GIS, click on the Go To XY button on the Toolbar ( ). Use the drop-down menu to select Decimal Degrees. 10. Paste the coordinates of the yellow pushpin you created in Google Earth into the Go To XY box in ArcMap. Y is Latitude and X is Longitude. Note that you will need to place a negative sign in front of the X value or the point will be placed in China. Use the other tools to help you

4 zoom in to the location of your image. You can: add labeled point, zoom, etc. Zoom to a workable level. Later when you no longer need the labeled point you can click on it and press delete. 11. Create a bookmark so you can find the location again easily. Click Bookmarks in the menu ribbon and then Create. In the pop-up window, name the bookmark. Return to this extent/zoom level easily by clicking on Bookmarks and selecting the bookmark. 12. Turn on the Georeferencing Toolbar. Click Customize in the menu ribbon. Select Toolbars and then select Georeferencing. (If there is already a check mark next to it, then just leave it selected.) The Georeferencing toolbar now will appear below the ribbon menu bar. Add the image 13. Click the Add Data button (. Click the Connect to Folder icon and find the folder that contains the image to be georeferenced that you saved in step 3. Select the image in the main portion of the Add Data window and click Add. Click YES to create pyramids (pyramids will improve performance by speeding up display of the data as you zoom in and out). Click OK when the Unknown Spatial Reference warning appears. The image name will appear in the Table of Contents menu but the image will not appear in the map canvas. (Note: click only once on the image before clicking Add. Clicking twice will open up the image to allow a user to select individual band of the image. If you click twice, select Up One Level to move up in the file hierarchy) 14. In the Georeferencing toolbar, make sure that the Layer field contains the name of your file. 15. Select the Georeferencing drop-down menu in the Georeferencing toolbar and then select Fit to Display. The image to be georeferenced will appear in the main window on top of the basemap.

5 Clicking the box next to the name of the image in the Table of Contents window will turn the image on and off. 16. In the Table of Contents window, right-click the name of the image and select zoom to layer. If the image does not appear, left click the small check box to select the image in the table of contents. Georeferencing 17. Find a feature present in both maps (e.g., a street intersection, building, monument, or feature present both in the image and the basemap). Click on the Add Control Points button in the Georeferencing toolbar. The arrow now will turn into a crosshairs marker.

6 18. Click on a point on the image to be georeferenced. Then click on the corresponding location on the basemap. It is important to always click on the image to be georeferenced first, then the corresponding location on the basemap. Since the image may be overlaying the map, once the first point is created, turn the image off in the table of contents, and then place the corresponding point. Click once in each location. A green crosshairs marker will appear on the image being georeferenced and a red crosshairs will appear at the location on the base map. The points will be numbered as you place them. If the first click in the wrong place, right click and cancel point. Another way to find your way between the two images is to use the transparency setting. Right-click the name again and select Properties. In the Layer Properties window, select the Display tab and change the Transparency value to 25. The image will auto-adjust once a pair of control points has been added. (Note: You can turn off this auto adjust feature by selecting the Georeferencing drop-down menu in the Georeferencing toolbar and unselecting Auto Adjust. When Auto Adjust is unselected, a blue line will appear between a placed control point and point on the image. To adjust the orientation of the image based on the point placement, select Update Display from the Georeferencing drop-down menu.) 19. After placing points, select Update Display (if the Auto Adjust feature is turned off). 20. Open the Link Table in the Georeferencing toolbar. The Residual column in the Link Table reports the amount of correction the GIS must perform for each point. A large Residual for a particular point may indicate that the point was erroneously placed. 21. Continue to place points. Distribute points throughout the image to avoid image warping. Pay attention to the residuals as you place points. Note what happens as you place more points. To delete a pair of control points, select View Link Table in the Georeferencing toolbar, select the point, and click the delete button. Hold down the mouse wheel to pan in the viewing window. Click Bookmarks and the bookmark to return to the initial extent and zoom level. A mixture of panning, zooming, and turning the

7 image to be georeferenced off may be required to identify locations/items present on both maps. Points should be located near the center and near all four corners. 22. On the Georeferencing toolbar, look at the options listed under Georeferencing > Transformation. Try and make note of the different transformations and see how this affects the way the map looks and the residual values. 23. Select Update Georeferencing from the Georeferencing toolbar drop-down when finished. 24. When you are finished adding control points and feel the image is properly adjusted, click the Georferencing drop-down and select Rectify. Accept the default Cell Size. Leave NoData blank. Resample Type: Nearest Neighbor (for discrete data) Output location: Create a folder named for your onyen in the submission folder in the course space: (note: \afs\isis\ is often mapped to the J: drive) ***IMPORTANT!!*** When you specify the output location, navigate to folder you created. The file name goes in the Name: box. (see image on the next page)

8 Save the image in the TIFF format in the folder. Keep the original file name. ArcMap will create three files a TIFF, a.rrd, and a.aux. Make sure all files are there. Part II. Answer these questions in a Word document and save it to the same folder: 1. In your own words, explain the process of georectifying a digital image. 2. How might you or another researcher use this technique in the future? 3. Explain the different rectification methods available. Which did you choose? 4. What happened to the RME as you added more points? Why might this be? More resources: Fundamentals for georeferencing a raster dataset Georeferencing rasters in ArcGIS (video) Georeferencing a raster dataset mq000000/ Bibliography Allen, D. W. & Coffey, J. M. (2011).GIS Tutorial 3: Advanced Workbook. Redlands, Calif.: ESRI Press.

Georeferencing Imagery in ArcGIS 10.2.x

Georeferencing Imagery in ArcGIS 10.2.x Georeferencing Imagery in ArcGIS 10.2.x Georeferencing is the process of aligning imagery (maps, air photos, etc.) with spatial data such as point, lines or polygons (for example, roads and water bodies).

More information

GEOREFERENCING HISTORIC MAPS USING ARCGIS DESKTOP 10

GEOREFERENCING HISTORIC MAPS USING ARCGIS DESKTOP 10 5/20/2011 BALL STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES GIS RESEARCH AND MAP COLLECTION GEOREFERENCING HISTORIC MAPS USING ARCGIS DESKTOP 10 GEOREFERENCING HISTORIC MAPS USING ARCGIS DESKTOP 10 *This tutorial is appropriate

More information

Georeferencing images and scanned maps

Georeferencing images and scanned maps Georeferencing images and scanned maps In this exercise, we can see how to add georeferencing to scanned maps and aerial photos so that their value can be multiplied through association with other data.

More information

Exporting Data from Google Earth to ArcGIS Desktop 10.1

Exporting Data from Google Earth to ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 University Libraries GIS Research and Map Collection Exporting Data from Google Earth to ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 Author: Angela Gibson, 06/12/2013 Overview: In this tutorial you will use Google Earth to search

More information

ArcGIS Tutorial: Adding Attribute Data

ArcGIS Tutorial: Adding Attribute Data ArcGIS Tutorial: Adding Attribute Data Introduction A common need in GIS is to map characteristics, or attributes, of different geographic areas. These maps are called thematic maps. Examples of thematic

More information

Using ModelBuilder to Create Feature Classes

Using ModelBuilder to Create Feature Classes Using ModelBuilder to Create Feature Classes Models are workflows that can be created in ArcGIS to automate geoprocessing tasks, and can be saved to ArcToolbox and executed as necessary. Models are created

More information

Guide to Viewing Maps in Google Earth

Guide to Viewing Maps in Google Earth Guide to Viewing Maps in Google Earth The BCT made the decision to provide the GIS (Geographic Information System) resources for Bat Groups in the form of Google Earth maps because they do not require

More information

What do I do first in ArcView 8.x? When the program starts Select from the Dialog box: A new empty map

What do I do first in ArcView 8.x? When the program starts Select from the Dialog box: A new empty map www.library.carleton.ca/find/gis Introduction Introduction to Georeferenced Images using ArcGIS Georeferenced images such as aerial photographs or satellite images can be used in many ways in both GIS

More information

Tutorial 2 Exploring Map Projections and Grid Systems in ArcGIS 10

Tutorial 2 Exploring Map Projections and Grid Systems in ArcGIS 10 Tutorial 2 Exploring Map Projections and Grid Systems in ArcGIS 10 NOTE: Before beginning this tutorial, make sure your GEOGSV01 server folder is mapped on the computer you are using (as we did last week).

More information

Online Digitizing and Editing of GIS Layers (On-Screen or Head s Up Digitizing)

Online Digitizing and Editing of GIS Layers (On-Screen or Head s Up Digitizing) Online Digitizing and Editing of GIS Layers (On-Screen or Head s Up Digitizing) 2011 Charlie Schweik, Alexander Stepanov, Maria Fernandez, Lara Aniskoff Note: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons

More information

Completing Baseline s Site Survey Request Form

Completing Baseline s Site Survey Request Form Completing Baseline s Site Survey Request Form The first step in successfully implementing a radio network for your irrigation controllers is to identify the proposed locations for each radio. These radios

More information

ArcGIS Tutorial: Adding Coordinate Data

ArcGIS Tutorial: Adding Coordinate Data ArcGIS Tutorial: Adding Coordinate Data Introduction This tutorial describes how to import point data stored in a table as x y coordinates into a GIS and display it on a map. A common example is data collected

More information

503 Delaware Street Oskaloosa, Kansas Web Map Development Contact: Kirk Webb, GIS Specialist

503 Delaware Street Oskaloosa, Kansas Web Map Development Contact: Kirk Webb, GIS Specialist Jefferson County Kansas GIS 503 Delaware Street Oskaloosa, Kansas 66066 Web Map Development Contact: Kirk Webb, GIS Specialist - 785-863-2173 kwebb@jfcountyks.com Step 1 - Type in a name, address number,

More information

Mapping Locations Using XY Coordinates

Mapping Locations Using XY Coordinates Mapping Locations Using XY Coordinates ArcGIS Desktop 10 Instructional Guide Kim Ricker GIS/Data Center Head (713) 348-5691 Jean Niswonger GIS Support Specialist (713) 348-2595 1 This guide was created

More information

Georeferencing and Digitizing Image/Map

Georeferencing and Digitizing Image/Map Georeferencing and Digitizing Image/Map Introduction There is a great deal of geographic data available in formats that can not be immediately integrated with other GIS data. In order to use these types

More information

Image Registration. Using Quantum GIS

Image Registration. Using Quantum GIS Using Quantum GIS Tutorial ID: IGET_GIS_004 This tutorial has been developed by BVIEER as part of the IGET web portal intended to provide easy access to geospatial education. This tutorial is released

More information

Malaysia Geospatial Online Service (MyGOS) User Manual

Malaysia Geospatial Online Service (MyGOS) User Manual Malaysia Geospatial Online Service (MyGOS) User Manual 1 P a g e Table of Contents 1. Sign In... 2 2. Group... 3 3. Adding Item... 4 3.1. Adding files from your computer... 4 3.2. Adding items from the

More information

GEOREFERENCE MAPS IN ARC GIS 10.1

GEOREFERENCE MAPS IN ARC GIS 10.1 UCLA DIGITAL HUMANITIES HOW TO GEOREFERENCE MAPS IN ARC GIS 10.1 Created by YOH KAWANO Updated 2013 E. SULLIVAN INTRODUCTION The following manual has been created to serve as a working guide for anybody

More information

Contents. The OWRB Floodplain Viewer. Creating Maps... 8. Helpful Tips... 10

Contents. The OWRB Floodplain Viewer. Creating Maps... 8. Helpful Tips... 10 Contents QUICK START GUIDE... 2-5 Add layers...9 Search for Layers...9 COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE... 6 Navigate the map...6 Locate specific places...6 Add layer from file...9 Add layer from web...9 Display pop-up

More information

EX 2 GEOREFERENCING. Part I - A theoretical background about Coordinate Systems

EX 2 GEOREFERENCING. Part I - A theoretical background about Coordinate Systems EX 2 GEOREFERENCING Introduction A coordinate system (CS) provides a fundamental spatial framework to support the planning and development of a nation. All spatial data has a coordinate system to define

More information

Latin American and Caribbean Flood and Drought Monitor Tutorial Last Updated: November 2014

Latin American and Caribbean Flood and Drought Monitor Tutorial Last Updated: November 2014 Latin American and Caribbean Flood and Drought Monitor Tutorial Last Updated: November 2014 Introduction: This tutorial examines the main features of the Latin American and Caribbean Flood and Drought

More information

Introduction to Google Earth

Introduction to Google Earth Center for Teaching, Research & Learning Social Science Research Lab American University, Washington, D.C. http://www.american.edu/provost/ctrl/ 202-885-3862 Introduction to Google Earth This tutorial

More information

Creating Shaded Relief Images and 3D Scenes Using Aerial Photos, DEMs, Arc, and ArcScene

Creating Shaded Relief Images and 3D Scenes Using Aerial Photos, DEMs, Arc, and ArcScene Creating Shaded Relief Images and 3D Scenes Using Aerial Photos, DEMs, Arc, and ArcScene Authors: Barbara and David Tewksbury Institution: Hamilton College e-mail: btewksbu@hamilton.edu; dtewksbu@hamilton.edu

More information

St. Clair County Parcel Viewer

St. Clair County Parcel Viewer St. Clair County Parcel Viewer URL: http://gis.stclaircounty.org/land/parcelviewer.aspx Purpose: To provide the public and county employees quick and easy access to land record information. It is being

More information

NetCDF Tutorial. Copyright 1995-2010 Esri All rights reserved.

NetCDF Tutorial. Copyright 1995-2010 Esri All rights reserved. Copyright 1995-2010 Esri All rights reserved. Table of Contents About the netcdf Tutorial............................... 3 Exercise 1: Displaying a raster layer from a netcdf file................... 4

More information

USING REGIONAL DECISION MAKER

USING REGIONAL DECISION MAKER USING REGIONAL DECISION MAKER The tools described in this tutorial are used for navigation purposes and aid in geographical interpretation of the map. NAVIGATIONAL CONTROLS Navigating the Map This toolbar

More information

Oasis montaj Coordinate Systems

Oasis montaj Coordinate Systems Oasis montaj Coordinate Systems In Oasis montaj, working with map coordinate systems requires that the map coordinate system information be attached to any database, grid or map. Once you have attached

More information

Tutorial 5 Heads-up Digitizing in ArcMap

Tutorial 5 Heads-up Digitizing in ArcMap Tutorial 5 Heads-up Digitizing in ArcMap Note: Before beginning the tutorial, copy the Lab5 archive to your server folder and unpack it. The objectives of this tutorial include: 1. Learning how to georegister/georeference

More information

ESRI China (Hong Kong) Limited

ESRI China (Hong Kong) Limited Transforming WGS84 Lat-Long Coordinate List to Hong Kong 1980 Grid Northing and Easting Coordinate List Article ID : 100013 Software : ArcGIS ArcView 9.1, ArcGIS ArcEditor 9.1, ArcGIS ArcInfo 9.1 Platform

More information

Data Visualization. Brief Overview of ArcMap

Data Visualization. Brief Overview of ArcMap Data Visualization Prepared by Francisco Olivera, Ph.D., P.E., Srikanth Koka and Lauren Walker Department of Civil Engineering September 13, 2006 Contents: Brief Overview of ArcMap Goals of the Exercise

More information

PNL Lesson 5 PICKING COORDINATES FROM PAPER MAPS TEACHER INFORMATION

PNL Lesson 5 PICKING COORDINATES FROM PAPER MAPS TEACHER INFORMATION www.mapteach.org Place Names and Landmarks Lesson 4 PNL Lesson 5 PICKING COORDINATES FROM PAPER MAPS TEACHER INFORMATION Lesson Summary: Students identify place names or landmarks on a topographic map

More information

Spatial Adjustment Tools: The Tutorial

Spatial Adjustment Tools: The Tutorial Spatial Adjustment Tools: The Tutorial By Peter Kasianchuk, ESRI Educational Services In this exercise, you will perform some spatial adjustment and data management operations data to be used in analysis

More information

INTRODUCTION to ESRI ARCGIS For Visualization, CPSC 178

INTRODUCTION to ESRI ARCGIS For Visualization, CPSC 178 INTRODUCTION to ESRI ARCGIS For Visualization, CPSC 178 1) Navigate to the C:/temp folder 2) Make a directory using your initials. 3) Use your web browser to navigate to www.library.yale.edu/mapcoll/ and

More information

Data Visualization. Prepared by Francisco Olivera, Ph.D., Srikanth Koka Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University February 2004

Data Visualization. Prepared by Francisco Olivera, Ph.D., Srikanth Koka Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University February 2004 Data Visualization Prepared by Francisco Olivera, Ph.D., Srikanth Koka Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University February 2004 Contents Brief Overview of ArcMap Goals of the Exercise Computer

More information

Exercise In Overlaying Secondary Data on an Existing GIS Layer: On the Fly Projection and Projection Conversions

Exercise In Overlaying Secondary Data on an Existing GIS Layer: On the Fly Projection and Projection Conversions Exercise In Overlaying Secondary Data on an Existing GIS Layer: On the Fly Projection and Projection Conversions 2011 Charlie Schweik, Maria Fernandez, Maili Page Note: This work is licensed under the

More information

ArcGIS online Introduction... 2. Module 1: How to create a basic map on ArcGIS online... 3. Creating a public account with ArcGIS online...

ArcGIS online Introduction... 2. Module 1: How to create a basic map on ArcGIS online... 3. Creating a public account with ArcGIS online... Table of Contents ArcGIS online Introduction... 2 Module 1: How to create a basic map on ArcGIS online... 3 Creating a public account with ArcGIS online... 3 Opening a Map, Adding a Basemap and then Saving

More information

GSSHA WMS Basics Loading DEMs, Contour Options, Images, and Projection Systems

GSSHA WMS Basics Loading DEMs, Contour Options, Images, and Projection Systems v. 9.1 WMS 9.1 Tutorial GSSHA WMS Basics Loading DEMs, Contour Options, Images, and Projection Systems Learn how to work with DEMs and images and to convert between projection systems in the WMS interface

More information

GEO/EVS 425/525 Unit 7 Satellite Image Rectification

GEO/EVS 425/525 Unit 7 Satellite Image Rectification GEO/EVS 425/525 Unit 7 Satellite Image Rectification You have seen satellite imagery earlier in this course. You are aware that the swath of the satellite over the earth s surface is diagonal, so that

More information

ArcView How to do it Manual No. 2: Georeferencing CAD Files

ArcView How to do it Manual No. 2: Georeferencing CAD Files ArcView How to do it Manual No. 2: Georeferencing CAD Files Jeremy Green Report Department of Maritime Archaeology Western Australian Museum, No. 227 2008 What is georeferencing? A Geographical Information

More information

How to Find Business Data in Reference USA to use in ArcMap

How to Find Business Data in Reference USA to use in ArcMap How to Find Business Data in Reference USA to use in ArcMap Contents Searching Reference USA... 1 Downloading Data... 3 Preparing the Data Table... 4 Adding XY Data to ArcMap... 4 Troubleshooting... 8

More information

ArcGIS Explorer: Creating a Site Locations Map

ArcGIS Explorer: Creating a Site Locations Map Purdue Extension: Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy Local Watershed User Guides 2013 ArcGIS Explorer: Creating a Site Locations Map To get an ArcGIS online account (free Public Account) go to: https://www.arcgis.com/home/signin.html

More information

Explore a map Learn ArcGIS

Explore a map Learn ArcGIS Explore a map Learn ArcGIS In this lesson, you'll open a web map and learn how to navigate and work with it using map tools as you explore Farmer Markets in the Louisville Area. 1. Go to www.arcgis.com

More information

National Register of Historic Places: GIS Webinar Cultural Resource GIS Facility National Park Service June 2012

National Register of Historic Places: GIS Webinar Cultural Resource GIS Facility National Park Service June 2012 National Register of Historic Places: GIS Webinar Cultural Resource GIS Facility National Park Service June 2012 In February and March 2012 the National Register of Historic Places held webinars in conjunction

More information

Help Document for WWW.SAGIS.ORG. Step by step, how-to instructions for navigating and using the Savannah Area GIS viewer.

Help Document for WWW.SAGIS.ORG. Step by step, how-to instructions for navigating and using the Savannah Area GIS viewer. Help Document for WWW.SAGIS.ORG Step by step, how-to instructions for navigating and using the Savannah Area GIS viewer. 1 SAGIS Savannah Area GIS is focused on providing access to Geospatial data in a

More information

User guide. Mapcite Excel. Free/Pro/Lite Version Mapcite.com User Guide MAPCITE Excel Free/Lite/Pro Version

User guide. Mapcite Excel. Free/Pro/Lite Version Mapcite.com User Guide MAPCITE Excel Free/Lite/Pro Version Page 0 User guide Mapcite Excel Free/Pro/Lite Version 1.3.1 Page 1 Contents Welcome to MAPCITE Excel... 2 Getting Started... 2 I have just installed the Add-In, what next?... 2 Adding your Bing Maps Key...

More information

CARVER COUNTY FIBER MAPPING USER GUIDE

CARVER COUNTY FIBER MAPPING USER GUIDE CARVER COUNTY FIBER MAPPING USER GUIDE GETTING AROUND When you open the application, you have the option to search for a specific fiber project address, fiber segment, city, or address. When you go to

More information

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING 3D,.DWG CONTOUR LINES

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING 3D,.DWG CONTOUR LINES INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING 3D,.DWG CONTOUR LINES A TUTORIAL FROM SPATIAL AND NUMERIC DATA SERVICES NICOLE SCHOLTZ AND GEOFF IVERSON Overview... 2 A. Get a Digital Elevation Model (DEM)... 3 B. Open ArcMap,

More information

MERGING (MERGE / MOSAIC) GEOSPATIAL DATA

MERGING (MERGE / MOSAIC) GEOSPATIAL DATA This help guide describes how to merge two or more feature classes (vector) or rasters into one single feature class or raster dataset. The Merge Tool The Merge Tool combines input features from input

More information

ArcScan Tutorial. Copyright 1995-2010 Esri All rights reserved.

ArcScan Tutorial. Copyright 1995-2010 Esri All rights reserved. Copyright 1995-2010 Esri All rights reserved. Table of Contents Exercise 1: Interactive vectorization........................... 3 Exercise 2: Automatic vectorization........................... 12 Copyright

More information

Georeferencing a Toposheet

Georeferencing a Toposheet Georeferencing a Toposheet Using SAGA GIS Tutorial ID: IGET_RS_004 This tutorial has been developed by BVIEER as part of the IGET web portal intended to provide easy access to geospatial education. This

More information

AgRenaissance Software LLC

AgRenaissance Software LLC Soil Sampling with FieldRecon... 2 Set up Sampling Grid... 2 Record Samples... 6 Soil Sampling Template... 6 Export to SHP File... 7 Update Tools... 7 Additional Tools... 8 Soil Sampling using PocketRecon...

More information

ArcGIS. Image Server tutorial

ArcGIS. Image Server tutorial ArcGIS 9 ArcGIS Image Server tutorial Copyright 2006, 2007, and 2008 Zanja Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained in this work is the property of Zanja Technologies, Inc., under

More information

Investigating World Development with a GIS

Investigating World Development with a GIS Investigating World Development with a GIS Economic and human development is not consistent across the world. Some countries have developed more quickly than others and we call these countries MEDCs (More

More information

GEOG 101: How To Use Google Earth Pro

GEOG 101: How To Use Google Earth Pro GEOG 101: How To Use Google Earth Pro Topographic maps have long been a tool for the geographer. As technology has progressed, new tools have become available to us that allow us to spatially analyze our

More information

Converting the edna sample location points from an Excel spreadsheet into ArcGIS for use with BaseCamp software and Garmin GPS units

Converting the edna sample location points from an Excel spreadsheet into ArcGIS for use with BaseCamp software and Garmin GPS units U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, AWAE Program 322 E Front Street, Suite 401 Boise, ID 83702 Overview: This document is intended to assist cooperators collecting water samples for the

More information

Activity: Using ArcGIS Explorer

Activity: Using ArcGIS Explorer Activity: Using ArcGIS Explorer Requirements You must have ArcGIS Explorer for this activity. Preparation: Download ArcGIS Explorer. The link below will bring you to the ESRI ArcGIS Explorer download page.

More information

Data East, LLC. Using CarryMap mobile maps on Android devices

Data East, LLC. Using CarryMap mobile maps on Android devices Data East, LLC Using CarryMap mobile maps on Android devices TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Downloading map files to mobile device 3 1.1 Copy.cmf file to CarryMap Observer mobile application using file explorer

More information

Remote Sensing in an

Remote Sensing in an Chapter 18: Classification of a Landsat Image (unsupervised) Remote Sensing in an ArcMap Environment Remote Sensing Analysis in an ArcMap Environment Tammy E. Parece Image source: landsat.usgs.gov Tammy

More information

Extracting Aerial Images From GIS Based Ortho Photos Using ArcMap 9

Extracting Aerial Images From GIS Based Ortho Photos Using ArcMap 9 Extracting Aerial Images From GIS Based Ortho Photos Using ArcMap 9 Tutorial Updated August 2006 CP-208 Plan Preparation Studio - Prof. Elizabeth Macdonald 2 In this tutorial we will learn to extract aerial

More information

A Workflow for Creating and Sharing Maps

A Workflow for Creating and Sharing Maps A Workflow for Creating and Sharing Maps By Keith Mann, Esri What You Will Need Item Source ArcGIS Online for Organizations subscription ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop (Any license level) ArcGIS Spatial Analyst

More information

Creating a Guided Tour with Google Earth

Creating a Guided Tour with Google Earth Creating a Guided Tour with Google Earth Before creating a tour, first orient yourself to basic Google Earth functions. To start, download Google Earth to your desktop. This is free through earth.google.com.

More information

Guide to using Google Earth

Guide to using Google Earth Guide to using Google Earth Introduction Google Earth is freeware that allows users to view images of the Earth and to overlay their own data on top. It builds in the simple functionality of web-based

More information

Finding & Using Geospatial Data

Finding & Using Geospatial Data Finding & Using Geospatial Data Marcel Fortin University of Toronto Map and Data Library gis.maps@utoronto.ca http://uoft.me/findinggeo last updated: December 3, 2015 Workshop objectives - Discover what

More information

BROCK UNIVERSITY MAP LIBRARY MY GOOGLE EARTH. 1. Link to the Air Photo Index page -> link to the 1934 air photos. A map of Niagara will appear.

BROCK UNIVERSITY MAP LIBRARY MY GOOGLE EARTH. 1. Link to the Air Photo Index page -> link to the 1934 air photos. A map of Niagara will appear. BROCK UNIVERSITY MAP LIBRARY MY GOOGLE EARTH Step 1: Downloading an Air Photo From the Map Library website www.brocku.ca/maplibrary 1. Link to the Air Photo Index page -> link to the 1934 air photos. A

More information

LANDINFO3 GIS VIEWER HELP

LANDINFO3 GIS VIEWER HELP LANDINFO3 GIS VIEWER HELP 1 Zoom Scale Slider zoom, pan, pan left, pan right, previous extent, full extent Pan left, right, up, and down: one clicking is one scale move Previous extent, Next extent: it

More information

Community Health Maps Lab Series:

Community Health Maps Lab Series: Community Health Maps Lab Series: Lab 6 Data Visualization With CartoDB Objective: Understand How To Use CartoDB To Create an Online Visualization of Your Data Document Version: 2015-09-15 (V2) This course

More information

Instructions to view & create.kmz/.kml files from Google Earth

Instructions to view & create.kmz/.kml files from Google Earth Page 1 of 6 Instructions to view & create.kmz/.kml files from Google Earth Make sure you have Google Earth downloaded on your computer. If you don t, please visit this link to download Google Earth http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge.

More information

How do I rearrange the format of the detail report so that subtests show as column headings instead of appearing in the body of the report?

How do I rearrange the format of the detail report so that subtests show as column headings instead of appearing in the body of the report? CREATING PIVOT TABLE REPORTS How do I rearrange the format of the detail report so that subtests show as column headings instead of appearing in the body of the report? Show subtests as column headings

More information

Lab 6: Georeferencing and Digitization

Lab 6: Georeferencing and Digitization Lab 6: Georeferencing and Digitization 1.0 Overview This lab assignment will help you learn about the following: Creating a geodatabase with feature datasets and feature classes Georeferencing (georegistration)

More information

GEOTAGGING AND TIME-TAGGING IN QDA MINER 4

GEOTAGGING AND TIME-TAGGING IN QDA MINER 4 GEOTAGGING AND TIME-TAGGING IN QDA MINER 4 QDA Miner 4 introduces a tagging feature that may be used to attach to qualitative information, geographic coordinates as well as time data, allowing one to locate

More information

How to georeference images in ArcMap (Arcinfo, ArcReader, ArcView)

How to georeference images in ArcMap (Arcinfo, ArcReader, ArcView) How to georeference images in ArcMap (Arcinfo, ArcReader, ArcView) This procedure outlines the steps required to georeference any image, including air photos or raster copies of scanned paper maps. In

More information

Displaying Latitude and Longitude Data in ArcGIS

Displaying Latitude and Longitude Data in ArcGIS Displaying Latitude and Longitude Data in ArcGIS Barbara Parmenter Updated October 6th, 2014 If you have a table of data that has longitude and latitude, or other xy coordinates, you can view these data

More information

Mapping and interpolating 2D data in GIS Dr. Mark J. Brush MSCI 503

Mapping and interpolating 2D data in GIS Dr. Mark J. Brush MSCI 503 Mapping and interpolating 2D data in GIS Dr. Mark J. Brush MSCI 503 I. Making a station map 1. Open ArcMap you ll see the window below (left figure). Click the Catalogue button and select the Connect to

More information

Excel Lesson 1 Excel Basics

Excel Lesson 1 Excel Basics Excel Lesson 1 Excel Basics Microsoft Office 2007: Introductory t 1 Objectives Define the terms spreadsheet and worksheet. Identify the parts of a worksheet. Open an existing workbook. Save a workbook.

More information

WFP Liberia Country Office

WFP Liberia Country Office 1 Oscar Gobbato oscar.gobbato@wfp.org oscar.gobbato@libero.it WFP Liberia Country Office GIS training - Summary Objectives 1 To introduce to participants the basic concepts and techniques in using Geographic

More information

Spatial Analyst Tutorial

Spatial Analyst Tutorial Copyright 1995-2010 Esri All rights reserved. Table of Contents About the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Tutorial......................... 3 Exercise 1: Preparing for analysis............................ 5 Exercise

More information

Working with Spreadsheets in Oasis montaj

Working with Spreadsheets in Oasis montaj Working with Spreadsheets in Oasis montaj This How-To Guide walks you through displaying, editing and processing Geosoft database data in the Spreadsheet view. Spreadsheets When you create or open a database,

More information

Quick Start Guide to. ArcGISSM. Online

Quick Start Guide to. ArcGISSM. Online Quick Start Guide to ArcGISSM Online ArcGIS Online Quick Start Guide ArcGIS SM Online is a cloud-based mapping platform for organizations. Users get access to dynamic, authoritative content to create,

More information

Introduction to ESRI ArcMap 10.2

Introduction to ESRI ArcMap 10.2 Introduction to ESRI ArcMap 10.2 Hands-on Training Manual for Geospatial Analysis using ArcGIS 10.2 Compiled by Stefanie Bohms 1, MacKenzie Friedrichs 1 and Claudia Young 2 edited by Stephen Palka 2 1

More information

4.3 Plotting GPS Coordinates

4.3 Plotting GPS Coordinates Plotting Locations Plotting GPS Coordinates 4.3.1 4.3 Plotting GPS Coordinates For many projects you will want to plot coordinates. First you must set the projection of your map. Setting the projection

More information

Exercise 5: Import Tabular GPS Data and Digitizing

Exercise 5: Import Tabular GPS Data and Digitizing Exercise 5: Import Tabular GPS Data and Digitizing You can create NEW GIS data layers by digitizing on screen with an aerial photograph or other image as a back-drop. You can also digitize using imported

More information

Snagit 10. Getting Started Guide. March 2010. 2010 TechSmith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Snagit 10. Getting Started Guide. March 2010. 2010 TechSmith Corporation. All rights reserved. Snagit 10 Getting Started Guide March 2010 2010 TechSmith Corporation. All rights reserved. Introduction If you have just a few minutes or want to know just the basics, this is the place to start. This

More information

Tutorial 6 GPS/Point Shapefile Creation

Tutorial 6 GPS/Point Shapefile Creation Tutorial 6 GPS/Point Shapefile Creation The objectives of this tutorial include: 1. Converting GPS field collected point information into a shapefile 2. Creating a shapefile from a simple x,y coordinate

More information

Microsoft Excel 2013 Part 2: Intermediate Excel

Microsoft Excel 2013 Part 2: Intermediate Excel CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Microsoft Excel 2013 Part 2: Intermediate Excel Fall 2014, Version 1.0 Table of Contents Introduction...3 Working with Rows and

More information

City of Corpus Christi. Mobile GIS Viewer. For ipad

City of Corpus Christi. Mobile GIS Viewer. For ipad City of Corpus Christi Mobile GIS Viewer For ipad MIS - GIS 3/9/2012 P a g e 1 Contents Requirements... 2 Installation... 2 Using the ArcGIS Mobile App... 4 Connect to the Corpus Christi Mobile GIS Map

More information

Kodiak Island Borough GIS Online Tools

Kodiak Island Borough GIS Online Tools Kodiak Island Borough GIS Online Tools The Kodiak Island Borough website is located at http://www.kodiakak.us/ You can access the GIS resources by clicking on the MAP CENTER icon in the middle of the page,

More information

ArcFuels Supplemental Material: GIS 9.x Tips and Tricks

ArcFuels Supplemental Material: GIS 9.x Tips and Tricks ArcFuels Supplemental Material: GIS 9.x Tips and Tricks Supplemental material: GIS Tips and Tricks... 1 Shapefiles: Points, Lines, and Polygons... 2 Creating a New Shapefile (point, line, or polygon)...

More information

Map Projection Using ArcGIS

Map Projection Using ArcGIS Map Projection Using ArcGIS Francisco Olivera, Ph.D., P.E. Srikanth Koka Lauren Walker Aishwarya Vijaykumar Department of Civil Engineering December 5, 2011 Contents Brief Overview of Map Projection Using

More information

Reef Explorer User Guide

Reef Explorer User Guide Reef Explorer User Guide Contents USER INTERFACE...2 DATA CONTENT...3 BASEMAPS...4 ESRI BASEMAPS...4 National Geographic World Map...4 Light Gray Canvas Map...4 Ocean Basemap...4 World Terrain Base...4

More information

Using Santa Monica s Online Property Information System (OPIS)

Using Santa Monica s Online Property Information System (OPIS) City of Santa Monica Information Systems Division 1685 Main Street, Room 110 Santa Monica, CA 90401 Tel: 310-458-8381 Fax: 310-395-2343 Using Santa Monica s Online Property Information System (OPIS) 8/17/2010

More information

Geocoding Tutorial. Copyright Esri All rights reserved.

Geocoding Tutorial. Copyright Esri All rights reserved. Copyright 1995-2010 Esri All rights reserved. Table of Contents About the Geocoding tutorial.............................. 3 Exercise 1: Creating an address locator......................... 4 Exercise

More information

Getting Started With Mortgage MarketSmart

Getting Started With Mortgage MarketSmart Getting Started With Mortgage MarketSmart We are excited that you are using Mortgage MarketSmart and hope that you will enjoy being one of its first users. This Getting Started guide is a work in progress,

More information

Lab 4: Image Georeferencing

Lab 4: Image Georeferencing Lab 4: Image Georeferencing What You ll Learn: This Lab introduces image georeferencing, also known as image registration or image transformation. We ll then update a data layers through vector digitizing.

More information

Downloading Earthquake Data from the USGS Earthquake Hazards Site for Anywhere in the World and Studying it Using ArcGIS

Downloading Earthquake Data from the USGS Earthquake Hazards Site for Anywhere in the World and Studying it Using ArcGIS Downloading Earthquake Data from the USGS Earthquake Hazards Site for Anywhere in the World and Studying it Using ArcGIS Authors: Barbara and David Tewksbury Institution: Hamilton College e-mail: btewksbu@hamilton.edu;

More information

Open icon. The Select Layer To Add dialog opens. Click here to display

Open icon. The Select Layer To Add dialog opens. Click here to display Mosaic Introduction This tour guide gives you the steps for mosaicking two or more image files to produce one image file. The mosaicking process works with rectified and/or calibrated images. Here, you

More information

Map Projection Using ArcGIS

Map Projection Using ArcGIS Map Projection Using ArcGIS Prepared by Francisco Olivera, Ph.D., P.E., Srikanth Koka and Lauren Walker Department of Civil Engineering September 25, 2006 Contents: Brief Overview of Map Projection Using

More information

Creating Your Own Shapes

Creating Your Own Shapes 1 Creating Your Own Shapes in Visio You can create your own custom shapes in Visio if you need a shape that is not in one of the standard templates. This example shows how to create the recycling symbol

More information

University of Arkansas Libraries ArcGIS Desktop Tutorial. Section 2: Manipulating Display Parameters in ArcMap. Symbolizing Features and Rasters:

University of Arkansas Libraries ArcGIS Desktop Tutorial. Section 2: Manipulating Display Parameters in ArcMap. Symbolizing Features and Rasters: : Manipulating Display Parameters in ArcMap Symbolizing Features and Rasters: Data sets that are added to ArcMap a default symbology. The user can change the default symbology for their features (point,

More information

Word 2010: Mail Merge to Email with Attachments

Word 2010: Mail Merge to Email with Attachments Word 2010: Mail Merge to Email with Attachments Table of Contents TO SEE THE SECTION FOR MACROS, YOU MUST TURN ON THE DEVELOPER TAB:... 2 SET REFERENCE IN VISUAL BASIC:... 2 CREATE THE MACRO TO USE WITHIN

More information

Introduction to GIS Mapping and ESRI s ArcGIS Software

Introduction to GIS Mapping and ESRI s ArcGIS Software Introduction To GIS Mapping And Arcgis.Doc Page 1 of 14 Introduction to GIS Mapping and ESRI s ArcGIS Software Objectives In this exercise you are introduced to the ArcMap interface and some of the basic

More information