The week one assignment reviews key terms and skills needed to work with map data. The exercises address terminology and key functions in GIS. You will need a solid understanding of these terms in order to understand the functionality of ArcGIS.

The week one assignment reviews key terms and skills needed to work with map data. The exercises address terminology and key functions in GIS. You will need a solid understanding of these terms in order to understand the functionality of ArcGIS.

The week one assignment reviews key terms and skills needed to work with map data. The exercises address terminology and key functions in GIS. You will need a solid understanding of these terms in order to understand the functionality of ArcGIS. 

Address the following points in a Word document:

  • Define what GIS stands for.
  • Describe the three primary functions of GIS as explained in the assigned reading.
  • Identify and describe the two types of geographic information.
  • Define the following terms and provide one example for each term:
    • Feature class 
    • Layer
    • Scale
    • Attribute
  • Explain the scale differences between GIS and a paper map.
  • Describe what is found in the ArcMap Table of Contents.
  • Describe how to change the symbol of a feature found in the table of contents.
  • Explain how you would display map tips for a specific layer?

Cite your resources within your responses and on the reference page.

Text

Law, M., & Collins, A. (2015).Getting to know ArcGIS desktop for ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3 (4th ed.). Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.

  • Chapter 1: Introducing GIS
  • Chapter 2: Introducing ArcGIS
  • Chapter 3: Interacting with Maps

Article

Mahdi, A. A., Ndahi, E. M., Yahaya, B., & Maina, M. L. (2014). Integrated GIS and satellite remote sensing in mapping the growth, managing and production of inland water fisheries and aquaculture (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.European Scientific Journal, 10(6), 178-183. Retrieved from http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/viewFile/2749/2601

  • This research article demonstrates how GIS can be used to manage fisheries and directly supports the week one learning objectives and assignments.
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