TAMU ESSM 351 - Lab03--Instructions (17 pages)

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Texas A&M University
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Essm 351 - Geog Info Sys Res Mgmt
Geog Info Sys Res Mgmt Documents

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NOTE Always save your work in an appropriate local drive where you have write access to i e where you can save edit and access the file when needed and keep saving all your course files there If you are working on your computer it is best to save files to your computer hard drive If you are working on other computer e g in a computer lab please save all files in an external flash drive See Lab00b document on Downloading Data and Working with Zip Files Make note of the directory location of the file so that you do not lose track of it The instructions will refer to the drive as local drive DO NOT let the program save your work to a default geodatabase folder ending with gdb unless the instructions ask you to do so LAB 3 Sea Level Rise Activity This assignment is to be completed individually Learning Objectives Download XY coordinate data Manage database in Excel Import database into ArcMap Interpolation Add a mask Learning Materials Relevant topic materials are available on eCampus under this week s link Make note of answers to any questions raised in this lab document It is also recommended that you read Lab Questions 3 assignment to learn about the lab questions before beginning the lab That way you can concurrently answer the questions or make a note of potential answers as you move forward with the lab You will need to use ArcGIS to answer lab questions Lab 3 Sea Level Rise Activity In this lab we will be working to manage a database that can be used with GIS First you will acquire the database from an online source Then you will learn to manipulate and import the database into GIS Remember that with GIS you can work with different types of data and file formats Being able to manipulate and connect the data from different sources with GIS will allow for you to have more flexibility in working with data and being able to efficiently use data for your subject of interest Remember the directory you are saving course files to should be kept short e g Drive GIS Lab03



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