Adjusting the Symbology of certain data in GIS

Lab: Population Density Lab Files Needed: Mississippi Roads Shapefile, Desoto County Boundary Shapefile, Desoto County DEM, Mississippi Population Density, Shelby County Boundary Shapefile, City of Memphis DEM Data within the attribute table often presents the most important information of an ArcMap file. In the instance of census data, this is absolutely the case. This lab…

Creating Contours from a DEM file in GIS

Lab: Creating Contours Lab Files Needed: Mississippi Roads Shapefile, Desoto County Boundary Shapefile, Desoto County DEM, Mississippi Population Density, Shelby County Boundary Shapefile, City of Memphis DEM Elevation data comes in a variety of formats at varying resolutions. Much of the elevation data you will access from public agencies will be in the form of…

Page Setup and Exporting in GIS

Page Setup: The default view in ArcMap is of the world coordinate system, similar to model space in AutoCAD. The page layout icon on the bottom left of the window will establish a layout view similar to paperspace in AutoCAD and defined by what is set in under File>Page Setup. The scale of the view…

Adding Local and Online Data in GIS

Downloading GIS Data: While some data can be accessed through server connections built into the GIS software, much of the data you will be utilizing for planning projects will be acquired from State Agencies or local Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Data will come in various formats, all of which will be either vector or raster…

Matching Properties (MA) in AutoCAD

Layer properties such as color, layer name, line type can be easily replicated or changed to match existing elements or objects in the drawing by matching properties. In order to match properties input command MA, then press Enter or Space Bar. Dialogue box displaying Select Source Object will display. Click on the object with the desired…

Inserting an image in AutoCAD

There are multiple types of images that you might want to insert into a CAD drawing, whether a site aerial, a design sketch, or even a logo sketch. There are also multiple techniques for inserting those images.  This tutorial will highlight three options to insert jpeg images in AutoCad. Option 1: If you are using the classic…

Using the AutoCAD Detail Template

Well-crafted construction documents are critical for articulating that design intent in nearly all major projects in professional practice.  This tutorial will provide an overview on using detail template and additional files as a resource in the development of a construction document set.  The files provided include an AutoCAD Detail Template, a .CTB file (or Plot…