Laboratory Exercise 2
Getting Information About Features
This laboratory consists of exercises from Chapters
6, 7 and 8 of the lab text,
Getting to Know
with the exercise data obtained from the accompanying CD-ROM.
ArcView is a powerful desktop geographic information system (GIS) developed
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.
Lab 2 continues to explore the many ways data can be
displayed, and introduces the techniques of getting information about features.
In Chapter 6 (Exercises 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d), you will learn how to classify features
In Chapter 7 (Exercises 7a, 7b, 7c), you will learn how to
apply labels to maps.
Chapter 8 (Exercises 8a, 8b,8c), introduces you to
the ways of selecting features, and creating reports
It is estimated that it will take from 3 to 6 hours to
complete this lab. Please plan accordingly, so that all the answers to this lab are
submitted at the same time.
For more information on these concepts, please refer to the ESRI
Complete the answers to the questions posed below. The
questions are based on the work you did in completing the lab exercises above,
and the reading for the lab. Please form your answers using MSWORD and attach
them to an e-mail addressed to email@example.com.
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Questions for Lab 2
Q1. Classifying data is defined as
Q2. Define the six classification methods used by ArcGIS.
Q3. When you apply Sort Ascending to the Countries Attribute Table, what is
the country with the smallest population for 2000?
Q4. What information does a histogram portray?
Q5. Under what conditions would you use the manual classification system?
Q6. Normalization is defined as
Q7.What lessons did you learn after completing the different methods of
Q1. What is the difference between dynamic labels and annotation?
Q2. By default, dynamic labels do not overlap. How can you allow labels to
Q3. How do you make labels scale dependent? What is the propose for this?
Q1. List the ways to retrieve unseen data about features.
Q2. What is the purpose of a hyperlink?
Q3. Define "query". Queries are written in SQL. What is SQL?
Q4. Why is the query process so powerful?
Q5. What is the purpose of a report?
Q6. How do you add a report to a map document?