00:01Sixty-Second Techniques with ArcGIS.
00:04Rather than just talking about what's new with ArcGIS, we want to focus in on techniques that you might not know.
00:11...so that you can learn them today and take them home and use them tomorrow, and hopefully...
00:16...be more productive and more successful.
00:19This demo's going to be a little different in style.
00:21It's right after lunch, you might be getting a little drowsy, so we're going to do a series of rapid-fire questions...
00:27...60 seconds each.
00:28So I want you to meet a couple of friends of mine.
00:30Over here on the left is Jo Fraley from Tennessee, and she's going to be working on a map of Afghanistan.
00:36And then we have Nikki Golding from Florida who's going to work on a map of...
00:39...environmental facilities from the Chesapeake Bay.
00:42So if you guys are ready, let's go ahead and get started.
00:45Jo, looking at the map of Afghanistan, it looks like the table of contents is lost; where did it go?
00:51It's actually not lost; the table of contents is now a dockable window, so it has the capability to autohide.
00:58As it comes and goes, I want you to notice that the map doesn't refresh.
01:03And if I want to use the table of contents in the typical way, I just push the pin and it's available.
01:08So this saves me time because I have to wait less for the map to refresh.
01:13Okay, second question. How do you access the new Catalog window in ArcMap?
01:18I can get to the Catalog window from the standard toolbar.
01:20And when I open this up, this is also a dockable window, and I can tell that because I get the blue guide arrows...
01:26...to help me figure out where I want to dock it on the interface.
01:30This gives me very quick access to my maps, data, tools, and data management.
01:37Because it's a dockable window, it also has that autohide capability.
01:42And so now I rarely open the stand-alone ArcCatalog application anymore, and this also saves me time.
01:49Okay. Switching over to Nikki.
01:51We see a map of environmental facilities, but the map is kind of ugly.
01:55So, how do you add a basemap to improve the cartographic look?
01:59To the right of the Add Data button, we've provided a new drop-down.
02:02From that drop-down you can select Add Basemap.
02:06This presents to you a basemap gallery from which you can choose.
02:10Some of the basemap options that you have available are a DeLorme basemap, an OpenStreetMap basemap...
02:18...an imagery basemap, and a topographic basemap.
02:22So all this content is freely available and now easier to access directly from ArcMap.
02:28Okay, back to Jo.
02:30Can you zoom in to Kabul?
02:34And if we look at that map, it would appear that the map draws kind of slow.
02:38So how do you use the new fast basemap functionality to speed up the drawing?
02:42Well, actually, it doesn't draw that slow.
02:43If I pan around the map I do see some white space around my edges.
02:47And it takes a few seconds for the map to refresh.
02:50But I can speed this up by taking advantage of the new basemap layer from my Data Frame context menu.
02:56This new basemap layer acts very much like a group layer in that I can just select feature classes from...
03:02...my table of contents and drag and drop those into this new basemap layer.
03:06So now when the map refreshes, and I start panning around, I want you to notice that in those...
03:11...edges I no longer see that white space.
03:14I can also take advantage of what we call quick pan, Q for quick pan, and I can quickly pan around this map and roam.
03:21Is that fast enough for you, John?
03:23Fast enough for the moment. So, moving on. Back to Nikki.
03:26What's the new query layer capability in ArcGIS 10 all about?
03:30Well, it enables access to both spatial and nonspatial tables within a database.
03:34Okay. So that leads us to the next question.
03:36You've got all those facilities; how do you connect to a SQL Server database and bring in another...
03:41...nonspatial table and join that up?
03:44From the File menu and the Add Data option, have the ability to add query layers.
03:49By simply providing the connection to the database, I'm provided a list of tables.
03:54When I double-click on a table I'd like to interact with, note that the SQL is already stubbed out for me.
04:01So now all I need to do is click Finish and the table is added directly to ArcMap.
04:05Okay. Second part of that question, can you open up the attribute table for the points on the map...
04:11...and show us the trick on how to compare two tables side by side?
04:15Sure. So when I have two tables open in the table window, you'll notice that I have two tabs along the bottom.
04:21In order to see them next to one another, I simply select one of the tabs, click and drag...
04:27...and drop the table onto the guide arrow.
04:29This enables me access to both tables at the same time.
04:32Okay. Back to Afghanistan and Jo.
04:35When you run a geoprocessing tool or model, it often takes a long time to run.
04:39So show us the new background geoprocessing and what does that really mean.
04:44To show this, I'm going to run a multiring buffer tool and select my feature class containing my points.
04:49I'm also going to add some different parameters for this particular tool run, but before I click OK to run this tool...
04:57...I actually want to double-check and make sure my background processing is turned on.
05:01I can get to that from the Geoprocessing menu, Geoprocessing options, and here's the place...
05:06...where you would check on, or enable, background geoprocessing.
05:10Now that I'm sure it's on, I'm going to click OK, and now it can continue to interact with my map and do my work.
05:17I also get an update on the status bar of this current model run.
05:21I can take another question, John.
05:23Okay, so that's still running.
05:24What if you go out and have a cup of coffee and come back, how do you know if your job actually finished?
05:29I can get to the Results dialog from that Geoprocessing menu as well.
05:33So this Results window gives me information about any current session I have running, as well as any...
05:39...previous sessions that have been saved in the map.
05:41The model just completed, and I got a notification as well in the bottom right-hand corner.
05:47Okay, Nikki, how do you make your maps more time aware?
05:51You start by enabling time on the layer.
05:53So by accessing the properties for the layer, we'll note that there's a new Time tab.
05:58By checking the box to enable time on the layer, this enables the time slider within ArcMap.
06:05To enable time on the map, you simply select this button.
06:08So now I'm able to look at explicit moments in time for weather data on October 14.
06:14So now that time is a core part of the ArcGIS system, it's easier to make your map time aware.
06:21Jo, show us how to create a map book with one page per city district.
06:26To create a map book I'm going to switch over to our layout view.
06:29We actually call map books Data Driven Pages.
06:32So I'm going to bring up the setup dialog for our Data Driven Pages and enable this within this map.
06:38I'm going to select the data frame that contains my district boundaries and set a few other parameters.
06:43When I click OK I'll now have one page for each city district, and I can cycle through that on my Data Driven Pages toolbar.
06:52But what I'd really like to see are the district boundaries actually pop out.
06:55So now I have the option, when I right-click on the data frame containing my district boundaries...
07:00...I have the option to clip based on that data-driven page extent.
07:05So now I only see the data for that particular district for that page.
07:09These can also be exported out to a multipage PDF for distribution.
07:14Okay, Nikki. Your map is still kind of sparse, or bare.
07:17So how can you search to find additional content that you can add to your map?
07:21Using the new search capability, I have the ability to search for information locally.
07:26I've found some data that I'd like to add to the map so I simply drag it and drop it.
07:31If I wanted to look for data within my organization, this time using a keyword layer.
07:40I've again found some information I'd like to add to the map, so again I'll drag and drop that onto the map canvas.
07:47If I wanted to broaden my search and look for information on ArcGIS Online, so user-contributed content.
07:53This time I'll use the same keyword I used before, and I found some NOAA environmental...
07:58...sensitivity index information.
08:00To add that to the map, I'll double-click.
08:02So this new search capability enables quick access to content locally, within my organization...
08:09...and also from ArcGIS Online, all directly from ArcMap.
08:15Oh, sorry. Yeah. I was checking Twitter. Okay.
08:18So I was trying to find out if we had a question from the audience, and we do.
08:21So the question is about military symbology, 2525C symbology.
08:26So if we give this question to Jo, you've got hospital symbols as those red cross symbols.
08:31How do you convert those, or change those, to a different symbol that's the 2525C symbology?
08:36Luckily, that was an easy question.
08:38I can just bring up the symbol selector, and just like Nikki searched on for maps and data, I can put in...
08:44...keywords to search all the symbols that we have in ArcGIS.
08:49I scroll down and I actually see a friendly hospital symbol that I can add to my map.
08:53So I'm going to change the size and add it to the map.
08:57So now you don't need Military Overlay Editor, MOLE, anymore to add your military symbology to your maps.
09:03I thought that was exciting.
09:05Okay. On the military topic, how can you add a new hospital using the Military Grid Reference System?
09:11So if somebody reads to you a coordinate that says, 42 Sierra Whisky Delta 13361922, how do you add that?
09:19Easy, again. Just right click on the feature class containing my hospitals, and I can quickly get to my editing...
09:26...by selecting Edit Feature>Start Editing.
09:29Select our hospital, right-click on the map, and on the context menu I have the ability to add an absolute x,y.
09:36I also want to note that on this dialog you have a drop-down arrow that allows you to pick what...
09:40...coordinate or reference system you'd like to use.
09:43I'm going to do MGRS, like John said, and he said 42 Sierra Whisky Delta 13...
09:52...1922. And now I have a hospital added at that coordinate.
09:56Okay. Back to Nikki.
09:58How do you share your geodatabase with users that have not yet upgraded to ArcGIS 10?
10:03Using the same search capability I used before, except this time I'm going to search for tools.
10:09I found a couple of tools that might enable that capability, one of which is the Create File Geodatabase tool.
10:15From this tool I have the ability to create a file geodatabase that's version specific, so a 9.3 geodatabase or a...
10:22...9.2 geodatabase, so this actually enables me to continue working with other folks that might not have upgraded yet.
10:28Okay. Part 2 of the sharing question, how do you quickly share your map and work with others?
10:34From the File menu, we have a new option to create map packages.
10:38These map packages enable us to take the map, the layers, and the associated data and it packages them up.
10:46I'm going to provide some key bits of information so that this information becomes searchable in ArcGIS Online...
10:53...choose the group that I'd like to share that with, and go ahead and upload it.
10:57So this enables users to grab that map document, all of the data, and the symbology and get up and working right away.
11:05Okay. So far we've been focused just on ArcGIS Desktop.
11:08But let's switch over to ArcGIS Server.
11:10So Jo, on the subject of sharing, lots of users have Microsoft SharePoint.
11:15Can you show us in 60 seconds how to integrate ArcGIS Server with SharePoint?
11:21No, not in 60 seconds.
11:23It took me actually five minutes to create my SharePoint site, so let me show you what I did.
11:30In Microsoft SharePoint 2010, we manage our content, whether it's lists, documents, any content that we have.
11:39So I created a new site page containing the ArcGIS Server mapping web part.
11:44This mapping web part is easily configurable to add in your own content, and again, those lists...
11:50...that have been spatially enabled that you manage inside of SharePoint, and getting to that attribute data.
11:57You can also easily configure geoprocessing services.
12:00So, for instance, I have a drive-time analysis that I configured to run for Kabul.
12:05So all this can be done through just some simple configuration within your SharePoint environment.
12:10But, if you need to extend the capabilities, you have that ability, as well.
12:15Okay, Nikki, last question.
12:17How do you quickly take your work and create a Silverlight web application?
12:21Using the ArcGIS application builder for Silverlight, I have the ability to configure an application without writing any code.
12:28Starting with the basemaps, I've that same basemap gallery that we just saw in ArcMap, so I can choose...
12:33...to change the basemap content.
12:36I can browse for data on my local ArcGIS server or ArcGIS Online.
12:42I have control or can configure additional tools.
12:46So, here's a list of available tools that we can add to our application.
12:50So we have a geoprocessing tool that we can configure; we have standard navigational tools that we can configure...
12:57...and we also have the ability to change the layout.
13:00So using the layout gallery I can decide how I want the application to appear.
13:05So once I have applied the layout to the application and publish it, which I've already done, this is what it would look like.
13:13So, again, here's the basemap picker, or the basemap gallery.
13:18Here's some standard tools that we can use, and here's that geoprocessing tool that I can configure.
13:23So in this case, we'll just take a quick look at a contaminant that's introduced at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
13:30So let's say we have about five days; we're interested to see how far that could travel in that amount of time.
13:36So, in just a few minutes, John, I've configured a Silverlight application without writing any code that enables me...
13:42...to look at online content, my own spatial content, and use analytical tools, all without writing any code.
60 Second Techniques with ArcGIS
Brief demonstrations focus on ArcGIS productivity techniques.
- Recorded: Jan 20th, 2011
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- Published: Jan 28th, 2011
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