Answer questions about
your data and make decisions.
- Sort, filter, and edit information about
map items in a tabular format.
- Temporarily join data from external data
stores to features in your map and use that data to theme the features.
- Locate specific coordinate points and
measure the geodetic distance between points.
- Visually communicate relative values
and scale with themed displays.
- Create contour maps to help you analyze
- Use raster-based theming to analyze elevation,
slope, and aspect, drape map data over surfaces and view the data
in 3D, and more.
- Create buffer zones based on feature
properties and select objects based on their proximity to a buffer.
Save the buffer as its own feature class, for future reuse.
- Overlay two geospatial layers to compare
their data. Save the resulting data as a separate layer, which you
can join to attribute data or theme.
Use color themes to show
the elevation of terrain or illustrate the population density of
||The colors give the viewer an immediate sense of the
population distribution in California
|Create themes by varying the style based on an attribute
of the feature; for example, change the color of parcels based on
||Create contour maps and analyze geospatial data by exaggerating
elevations or looking at maps in different light conditions.
Use buffers to analyze
features by proximity.
The buffer in this
map defines an area within 1000 feet of the river. You can use the
buffer to see which parcels lie within the flood zone.
Overlay Two Feature Layers
Use overlays to compare
two feature classes or layers.
This map overlays two
layers (a flood zone and an enterprise zone). You can use the overlay
to see where the two intersect. That area becomes a new layer, which you
can style and save out to a file and use as a separate data store.