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Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map Projections

Margaret M. Maher
Format
Book
Published
Redlands, California : ESRI Press, 2013.
Edition
Second edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781589483422 (pbk.), 1589483421 (pbk.), 9781589483439 (electronic)
Summary
"Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map Projections is an easy-to-navigate troubleshooting reference for any GIS user with the common problem of data misalignment. Complete with full-color maps and diagrams, this book presents practical techniques on how to identify data projections, create custom projections to align data, and solve common data alignment problems. The second edition is compatible with ArcGIS 10.1 and includes new sections on aligning CAD data and appropriate use of the web Mercator projection. This book will benefit new and experienced GIS users alike"--
Contents
  • Chapter 1. Identifying the type of coordinate system for data using ArcMap
  • Using vector datasets ; Identifying the type of coordinate system for data using ArcMap
  • Chapter 2. Identifying the correct geographic coordinate system
  • Example of datum offset between NAD 1927 and NAD 1983 datums in a GCS ; Example in which data with the unknown coordinate system is in a GCS, and reference data is in a projected coordinate system ; Other issues to consider
  • Chapter 3. Identifying the projected coordinate system
  • State plane coordinate system ; Universal transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system ; Testing to identify the projected coordinate system for data ; If state plane options do not align the data, test for UTM ; Other projected coordinate system options
  • Chapter 4. Applying nonstandard units
  • When standard coordinate systems don't work ; Customizing the state plane coordinate system with units of inches ; Comparing units of international feet with US survey feet ; Saving the custom projection file to disk for future use ; Defining the projection using the custom projection file
  • Chapter 5. Aligning CAD data
  • Modifying a standard coordinate system ; Working with CAD files in ArcMap ; Procedures to address misaligned CAD data ; Saving the custom projection file to disk
  • Chapter 6. Aligning rotated CAD data
  • Adjusting for the azimuth or rotation parameters ; Using other custom coordinate system options
  • Chapter 7. Analyzing geographic (datum) transformations and why we need them
  • What are geographic transformations? ; Geographic transformation methods ; Creating and saving a custom geographic transformation in ArcToolbox
  • Chapter 8. Applying geographic transformations
  • Applying composite geographic transformations in ArcGIS 10.1 for desktop ; Applying composite geographic transformations in the ArcMap data frame ; Applying geographic transformations in the project tool in ArcToolbox
  • Chapter 9. What map projection should I use for my project?
  • Geographic coordinate sytems ; Projected coordinate systems ; Deciding on the projection file in ArcMap ; Appropriate use of web Mercator projection
  • Chapter 10. Defining projections and their parameters; adding x, y data; analyzing the shape of buffers
  • Coordinate system definitions provided with ArcGIS for desktop ; Coordinate system parameters ; What is a geographic coordinate system? ; What is a projected coordinate system? ; What is a local coordinate system? ; Adding x, y data to ArcMap and converting to features in a shapefile or geodatabase feature class ; Why buffers displayed in ArcMap are not round
  • Appendix A Knowledge base articles
  • Appendix B Default installation paths
  • Appendix C Default user profile paths.
Description
xiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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