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Procedure

There are two sets of data that were obtained from the FGDL that will have to be downloaded: data for the Land Use map, and data for the Major Roads map. ArcMap requires four different files for each map - so you will have to download each of these four files individually for each map. There is also a fifth file which is an htm file that contains the Metadata. You must place all four AcrMap files in a common folder for access by ArcMap. The Metadata file will probably open in your browser and you can print it out from there. The sflu9550.dbf and sflu9550.shp are particularly large files and may take a few minutes to download.

Downloads for Land Use

ArcMap Files:

sflu9550.shp    sflu9550.doc        sflu9550.dbf        sflu9550.shx

Metadata File:

PBC_LANDUSE_Metadata    This file is a WORD file.

File Renaming:

Rename the sflu9550.doc file to sflu9550.prj  (ignore the warning message) -   This is necessary because ArcMap only recognizes the *.prj file which contains information about the projection of the map.

Reminder: After downloading, you must place all four ArcMap files in the same folder. You may also place the Metadata file in the same folder.

Downloads for Major Roads

ArcMap Files:

majrds50.shp        majrds50.doc        majrds50.dbf        majrds50.shx

Metadata File:

PBC_Major_Roads_Metadata     This file is a WORD file.

File Renaming:

Rename the majrds50.doc file to majrds50.prj  (ignore the warning message) -   This is necessary because ArcMap only recognizes the *.prj file which contains information about the projection of the map.

Reminder: After downloading, you must place all four ArcMap files in the same folder. You may also place the Metadata file in the same folder.

 

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