Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Geodatabases and Project

Geodatabases are repositories for any type of related geospatial data. This is the format of choice for new gis data.

for the project, I would like to do something that links to education or perhaps make a map of running trails in the area, but that wouldn't be too hard.

maybe i'll do both

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

More Editing

edited alot of roads, buildings, parcels, and other layers tonight.
made some mirrored shapes and clips and unions

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Watched a movie about editing tonight and then created a layer of Downtown Canton.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tonight we edited data for rapid city. We used an aerial photo to create blocks and parcel data. This seems like the hard way to do this. When they make parcel layers does someone sit and draw each one or can you make parcels from the data from the survey?

Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Joined Tables
nothing to show
I can do it.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


did projections

some distortions

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Week 5

Made map of counties that have lost population over the last five years... Didn't finish but thats ok.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Snow Day

In honor of tomorrow's impending snow day we made a map of Asheville's Snow Routes.

I learned the importance of saving often during the next part of the class. I worked through the workbook exercises, making maps of county population density, making the markers get larger and smaller based on population size (a graduated symbol map). I made all of the counties different colors (Unique values), I made a graduated color scheme based on population, I made a dot density map (and made it look like there were alot of people in South Dakota. I also made a Chart Map of the race makeup in South Dakota (lot's of white people). Then I got bored and I tried to import the raster data from the sturgis folder. There was alot of stuff that looked interesting so I held down the control key and selected it all. The hour glass appeared and stayed for about 4minutes until it said "arcMap need to close." oh well. best map I've ever done though...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

more maps...

made another map... looks alot like the last map. A little fancier though.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Week 2

Today we made our first map. It was a map of the Schools in the vicinity of Rapid City, South Dakota. Here it is...
I don't necessarily know what I am doing yet, but the software is fairly intuitive and it can do alot. I wish that I had more time...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

First Class

Today was the first day of GIS 111. We talked about ArcGIS and some of the stuff that it can do. ArcGIS seems very straight-forward and easy to use. It seems like the software can do alot of really cool stuff. I'm looking forward to really getting into the software.