The guide will direct you toward data (on the web and on our servers) as well as connect you with other relevant resources. As you conduct your research, please use these pages to keep up to date on GIS events on campus, new data acquisitions, and library resources for GIS
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are tools to explore spatial questions.
The acronym GIS most commonly refers to Geographic Information Systems, the interconnected hardware, software, users, data, and procedures that together form a system for geospatial analysis. GIS can be used to study, analyze, and visualize any phenomenon that has a spatial component. If location plays a role in your research, GIS offers a way to include these spatial features in your analysis.
You've just downloaded and installed ArcGIS and now when you try to open the program you see this error...
Could not connect to an ArcGIS license manager running on host "Not_Set"
This error will occur if ArcGIS Desktop is not able to connect to a valid authentication server. If you are installing the ArcGIS Student Evaluation Edition, you may have selected the wrong product during setup. Open the ArcGIS Administrator program (Start > ArcGIS > ArcGIS Administrator), the window below will appear...
In the ArcGIS Administrator tool, follow these steps:
You are attempting to use a tool that requires an extension such as 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst or Network Analyst. The window below appears:
Tool Not Licensed
If you have the ArcGIS Student Evaluation Edition, you have access to all of the extension, but they must be enabled. To enable extensions in ArcMap, click the Customize > Extensions option in the main menu bar:
Check the checkbox next to the extension you wish to enable:
You add a shapefile or feature class to ArcMap and the following message appears:
This message indicates that the file you are attempting to add does not have any associated spatial information and thus, ArcMap may not be able to place it in the correct place. Spatial reference information can be applied to a shapefile or feature class using the Define Projection tool from the Data Management toolbox.
Activate the Search window from the Standard toolbar and type "Define Projection" in the search field.
Click Define Project to open the Define Projection tool.
Click the folder icon next to Input Dataset or Feature Class and navigate to your shapefile or feature class.
Click the pointer icon next to Coordinate System and navigate to the desired coordinate system.
For more information on selecting an appropriate coordinate system, see the following links:
Choosing the Right Map Projection - https://source.opennews.org/articles/choosing-right-map-projection/