Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL)

WWU Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) GIS Tutorials

 Misc. GIS, RS & Cartographic Tutorials and Procedure Write-ups produced by WWU faculty, staff and students (non-WWU tutorials in orange)

NOTE: Most of these tutorials were written for ArcGIS 9.x and HAVE NOT been updated to ArcGIS 10.x...

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ArcGIS

Cartography

GPS

Remote Sensing

MISC (computer related)

Student Tutorials & Project Write-ups

See Also: 

        Misc... (web links, books, online tutorials, etc.)

        Other Online GIS Tutorial Links

         Remote Sensing Tutorials

 

 

ArcGIS Tutorials & Procedure Write-ups


ArcGIS.com: Basic Online Mapping: Using ArcGIS.com online to create simple maps, presentations and web maps

ArcScan: Tracing Lines: Setup & Recommended Settings for Creating (Tracing) Lines from a Scanned Map

ArcScripts: Notes on using AML files, VBA macros, Python scripts, and ModelBuilder models in ArcGIS

ArcView 3.x File Management: Stefan’s recommended methodology for saving ArcView projects

ArcView 3.x Notes Old Geology 447 Notes (Talbot) 

Calculating Area and Length Fields for Shapefiles

Cartography Tips for ArcGIS (See also General Cartography Tips)

Connecting to Folders in ArcGIS (establishing a connection to a drive or folder)

ArcPAD: Connecting to a Garmin Etrex

Definition Queries Notes on using Data Filters

e00 Files (Importing Coverages and GRIDs)

Erase (without the Erase tool) - How to erase features if you only have the ArcView license

Excel Data into ArcGIS How to get data from Excel to ArcGIS

Extracting Grid Values to Point locations (a Point / Grid Identity overlay)

File Management for GIS Projects: Recommended methodology for creating, saving, restoring, and archiving ArcMap projects

GPS Data into ArcGIS: How to get GPS data into ArcGIS and perform various Datum Transformations (see also Adding X-Y Data to ArcMap)

Geocoding with ArcGIS: Converting addresses to point locations

GeoReferencing Raster Data (notes): Steps for Geo-Referencing an Image to a known coordinate system in ArcGIS

GeoReferencing Raster Data Tutorial ** (w/data **): Tutorial for Geo-Referencing an Image in ArcGIS

GeoReferencing Vector Data: Steps for using Spatial Adjustment Tools to Align Vector Data to Real-World GIS Coordinates in ArcMap

      GeoReference Vector Data (450):  Additional Steps for EGEO450 students PRIOR to attempting to GeoReference their vector data using the Spatial Adjustment Tools in ArcGIS... 

ModelBuilder: Iterations (Looping)

KML Files: Exporting Shapefiles to KML for use in Google Earth and/or Google Maps

KML Files: Converting KML files to Shapefiles for use in ArcGIS

New Fields: Adding and Calculating Values (with details for calculating Area, Length, Unique ID, etc.)

Portable Maps: Steps for distributing ArcGIS maps and data

Programming / Scripting Advice for ArcGIS

Merge vs. Mosaic: Combining Grids (raster datasets)

ModelBuilder (links)

Mosaic Image Files: Combining Image files (.jpg, tif, .img, etc.)

SQL: Using Wild Cards to Select Features

SQL: Using MOD to Select only certain numerical values (remainder = 0)

STAND-ALONE license How to switch between a Stand Alone license vs. the License Manager

Toolboxes in the SAL Notes on creating an using Toolboxes

Transparency in ArcMap

Using ArcGIS 9.3 vs 9.2

Using Binary Numbers for combining rasters

X-Y Data: Adding to ArcMap (see also How to get Excel Data into ArcGIS and Getting GPS Data into ArcGIS)

Working with Coverages and GRIDS (e00 files and file management)

 

   ** link only work from on WWU campus w/access to the J:/ drive

 

Cartographic Tutorials & Procedure Write-ups

WHAT ALL GOOD MAPS SHOULD (MUST) HAVE:  (from Dr. Bach's EGEO-352 Computer Cartography)

Cartography Rules General guidelines

Cartography Tips for ArcGIS (A whole additional page of cartographic procedures)

Cartographic Examples (Maps from WWU Classes and Projects)

 

 

GPS Tutorials & Procedure Write-ups

ArcPAD: Connecting to a Garmin Etrex

Ephemeris Data (downloading instructions)

    Planning: Notes on using Trimble's Planning software for predicting GPS constellations

    Quick Plan: Notes on using Trimble's Pathfinder Office Quick Plan for predicting GPS constellations

GPS Data into ArcGIS: How to get GPS data into ArcGIS and perform various Datum Transformations (see also Adding X-Y Data to ArcMap)

GPS Workshop Files: Download tutorial files for and from the GPS Workshops

KML Files: Exporting Shapefiles to KML for use in Google Earth and/or Google Maps

Point Data from a (GeoExplorer 3) GPS Line Feature: Can be used as a Method of Obtaining a Series of Points at a Set Interval

 

X-Y Data: Adding to ArcMap (see also How to get Excel Data into ArcGIS and Getting GPS Data into ArcGIS)

 

Remote Sensing Tutorials & Procedure Write-ups

Creating a Subset of an ERDAS Imagine File

Importing Raw Landsat Data to ERDAS Imagine

PCI_to_ERDAS: Converting files from PCI *.pix format to ERDAS *.img format

 

 

MISC (computer related) Tutorials & Procedure Write-ups

Data Flow Diagrams

      Data_Flow_ArcGIS_Examples:  ArcGIS Data Flow Diagram Examples

Using Google Earth KML files for Mapping GIS and/or GPS data

        See also Google Earth and Google Maps Links and tutorials

Obtaining Census Data from the Census web site

       See also Notes on Bellingham and Whatcom Census numbering

 

MrSID files: Converting to jpeg files (downloadable program)

Large-Format Printing at Huxley: Preparing Posters and/or ArcMap Layouts for Printing in the Huxley Map Library (AH-101) or the Spatial Analysis Lab (AH-201 or AH-24)

Mapping a Network Drive (Novel Login)    "How do I 'Map' a network drive?"  - "How do I add the J: drive (or the S: or the M: drive)?"

Combining Multiple Documents into a Single PDF File

Transferring Files (on or off campus)

Windows Explorer: Notes on using Windows Explorer to create, copy and move files and folders

Working with Office 2007

 

Student Tutorials & Procedure Write-ups

 

451 student write-ups not posted (yet...)

 

EGEO-452 (Advanced GIS) Projects

 

 

See Also:

    GIS Dictionary ** (ESRI)

    GIS Tutorial Books (online .pdf files)

    GIS Books (the SAL Library)

    GIS Links (misc. web sites)

 

Other (downloaded) Tutorials (saved to local J/: drive)

Adobe Illustrator and GIS ** (from Directions magazine)

Adobe Illustrator Cartographic Tutorials & Demos ** (from the book Illustrator Wow)

 

   ** link only works from on WWU campus w/access to the J:/ drive

 

 

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