Additional Online Sources

1. GIS tutorials and exercises (Harvard)
The video covers general information in which GIS, geographical
information, types of data models (vector and raster), and spatial
resolutions are defined. It also includes an ArcMap demo at the end,
introducing the usage of the table of contents, layers, arctool box, and
certain icons that are most commonly used. The exercise “ARC Exercise
1” is designed to introduce ArcMap and the two types of data models,
vector and raster.

* Introduction to GIS Part 2—

The second video covers how to identify locations. It goes over absolute
locations, relative locations, geographic coordinate system, and the
projected coordinate system. Also the video explains attributes and how
to link them to spatial data and build spatial relationships. In
exercise “ARC Exercise 2,” attribute tables are examined and used to see
their significance in data analysis.
* Introduction to GIS Part 3—
The third video describes the components and fundamental operations of
GIS, covering capturing data, data storage, data editing, GIS analysis,
data query, geoprocessing, and displaying output. There are two
exercises that are included to use advanced GIS data query tools and
geoprocessing techniques to form a data analysis.
2. The Map Collection (Yale)
This document introduces ArcMap interface and the basic skills necessary
to create simple maps through an exercise dealing with data from a tree
survey. It goes over using the main menu, hanging symbology, navigating
the data frame, exploring the table of contents, symbolizing a layer
based on attribute value, normalizing data for symbology, selecting
features by attributes, selecting features based on location,
summarizing distribution for assigned blocks, and creating graphs.
* Intermediate GIS Skills Using ESRI’s ArcGIS Software—
This document outlines an exercise for “Areal Interpolation” of Census
Attributes in which a set of boundaries of the major watershed basins of
Connecticut are used.
* Advances GIS Mapping and ESRI’s ArcGIS Software—
This exercise explores using ModelBuilder to build new tools in ArcGIS
and a definition query to limit the features shown from a feature class.
Georeferencing of spatial images is used.

* Finding GIS Data & Preparing It For Use—

The document focus upon dependable sources of commonly used GIS data,
common data file formats, projections & coordinate systems, scale,
aggregation, metadata, and issues of sources  and citation. Special
attention is given to downloading and preparing Census data for use in
GIS software.

* From Non-Spatial Data to Spatial Data.  Geocoding & Georeferencing in ArcGIS—

Provides the skills necessary for turning non-spatial data, such as
street addresses and scanned maps, into explicitly spatial data for use
in GIS analysis. Topics include: The TIGER Data Model, Collecting
Useable Address Data, The Geocoding Process, Troubleshooting Problem
Addresses, Using Offsets, Scanning and Georeferencing of Paper Maps, and
Display of XY Data.

* Raster: The ‘Other’ GIS Data—

Provides a targeted introduction to the tools available in ArcGIS for
creating, managing and analyzing data in raster form.  Topics include:
Introduction to Spatial Analyst, Map Algebra and the Raster Calculator,
Surface Analysis, and Combining Vector & Raster Data in Analysis.
* Editing in ArcGIS: Creating and Altering Spatial Data—
Provides experience with editing in ArcGIS (or doing “heads-up”
digitizing), to provide an appreciation of the issues involved in
editing to maintain topological consistency and to demonstrate the steps
which may be involved in creating a new, spatially accurate coverage.
* Creating Map Layouts in ArcGIS—
Introduces the ArcGIS tools available for creating effective map layouts
that are capable of clearly conveying the results of GIS analysis to an
audience.  Topics include: Symbolization, Advanced Labeling,
Annotation, Using Graphics in Layouts, Cartographic Elements, and Grids
& Graticules.
3. ArcGIS Desktop Tutorials (Esri)
Here they provide a list of good tutorial videos, showing how to
explore data with ArcCatalog, add data to ArcMap, explore and symbolize
data on a map, add elements to a map layout, print a map, and a lot
more. Good step-by-step instructions!
4. University of Arkansas Libraries ArcGIS Desktop Tutorial
6. Tutorial-ArcGIS (PASDA)
Lessons are grouped into four sections: Introductory ArcGIS,
Introductions to Tables, More with Tables, and Analysis with ArcGIS
6. GIS: Toolbar
Table of tools with a description for each one.
5. ArcGIS 9 ArcMap Tutorial
6. Policy Link – Community Mapping