Laboratory Exercise 9
This laboratory consists of exercises from Chapter 21&22, and
background reading from Chapter 4 of the lab text, Getting to Know ArcView GIS, with
the data obtained from the accompanying CD-ROM (exercises 21a,b,c, & 22a,b,c).
ArcView is a powerful desktop geographic information system (GIS)
made by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). With ArcView, you can load any
data that's linked to geographic locations and display it graphically as maps, charts and
tables. You can also edit the data , change the way it's displayed, append additional
data, create some of your own, perform queries to answer specific questions, or meet
certain criteria, and analyze information statistically as well as spatially. Results can
be shown as quality graphic presentations to print out or display your screen.
In this exercise, in chapter 21, you will learn how to create
charts, Charts are brightly colored graphic representations of attribute data associated
with map features, that can clarify complex relationships. Creating charts in ArcView is
similar to creating charts in a spread sheet.
The problem posed in chapter 21 involves presenting data that
will market recreational wilderness trips (in the from of a river trip) to Siberia. The
presentation will include a map of Siberia as well as a chart comparing the lengths of the
In chapter 22, you will learn to create a presentation quality
map with the usual features: scale bar, north arrow, border, and title. The problem you
will create a map for presenting a population density map of Canada, population density by
province, a table of statistics, and a chart comparing the population of major Canadian
With the supervision of your instructor, or lab coordinator, use
the Getting to Know ArcView GIS CD-ROM to carry out the directions of exercises
21a,b,c,&22a,b,c. The path to the exercises may vary from PC to PC, so check with the
lab instructor or lab coordinate.
Q1. The determines
how big or small features appear.
Q2. One way to control the amount of detail is ...
Q3. If you want to reduce, temporarily, the amount of features
shown, use the process known as .
Q4. Name the six types of charts available in ArcView .
Q5. A layout is defined as ...
Q6. Each document you add to a layout has its own .
Q7. List the different types of frames .
Q8. Submit a printed copy of your final presentation map to the
instructor (Color preferred, but black and white is acceptable).
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