GIS & Data Services Software Guide: GIS Tutorials and FAQs

This guide provides information on how to access and use GIS and Statistics software. Much of this information is about licensed products, therefore it is geared towards current affiliates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Getting Started with ArcMap

ArcGIS tutorials are included with the software. If you have ArcGIS installed on your computer, look in C:\arcgis\ArcTutor. Instructions are in the Tutorial_Docs folder.  Movies and tutorial documentation are available at ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 Help - Tutorials.

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Symbolizing Data in ArcMap

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ArcMap: Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to subset the features in a layer:

Select the features you want to include using select by location, or select by attributes and then export the features to a new shapefile or feature class. Only the selected features will be included in the export.

Use the clip tool in ArcToolbox.

Use a definition query to display a subset of features in a layer based on attributes. Use an SQL expression to build the definition query.

Getting Started with Open Source GIS

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