Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map Projections

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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....

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Overview

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.

This book will show you

  • How to identify the projection for data
  • How to resolve issues behind common error message and warnings
  • How—and when—to perform geographic transformations, and which transformation to use
  • How to decide which map projection to use
  • What the parameters in a projection file mean and what they do
  • How to add x,y data to the map
  • How to make round buffers

 Margaret M. Maher  is a veteran member of Esri's support services team. She has helped resolve more than 12,000 incidents involving problems with map projections and data conversions. She has written numerous articles about ArcGIS for Desktop for Esri’s Support Services Knowledge Base.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589483422
  • Publisher: ESRI Press
  • Publication date: 2/18/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 447,733
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret M. Maher is a veteran member of Esri’s  support services team. She has helped resolve more than 12,000 incidents involving problems with map projections and data conversions. She has written numerous articles about ArcGIS® for Desktop for Esri's Support Services Knowledge Base.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1 Identifying the type of coordinate system for data using ArcMap
Chapter 2 Identifying the correct geographic coordinate system
Chapter 3 Identifying the projected coordinate system
Chapter 4 When standard coordinate systems don’t work working with nonstandard units
Chapter 5 Aligning CAD data modifying a standard coordinate systems
Chapter 6 Aligning rotated CAD data
Chapter 7 Why we need geographic (datum) transformations
Chapter 8 Applying geographic transformations
Chapter 9  What map projection should I use for my project?
Chapter 10 Coordinate system definitions and parameters; adding x,y data; the shape of buffers
Appendix A Knowledge Base articles with critical information referenced in the text
Appendix B Default install paths for ArcGIS Desktop versions 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1
Appendix C Default user profile path to coordinate systems folder for ArcGIS Desktop 9.3, 9.3.1
Further reading
Index

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