Vector data is discrete data stored in points, lines and polygons. The tools at your disposal and the kind of analysis you can conduct with this type of data is different than those for raster data. This workshop will deepen your knowledge of attribute tables that accompany vector data. You will learn to add new data in an existing table, import data from an Excel worksheet, join two tables together, convert a list of X-Y coordinates to a shapefile, and create simple SQL-queries.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- edit and add information to an attribute table;
- import Excel tables and X-Y coordinates into ArcMap;
- formulate queries;
- join data from two separate sources;
- and, explore spatial patterns in data.
Software: ArcGIS Desktop 10.6 (participants will not need their own computer)
Workshop page (SFU Canvas): GIS workshops page includes workshop descriptions and suggested streams for different disciplines, handouts, slides, and example datasets