Basic Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC)

Table of Contents

  1. Basic Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC)
  2. Setting up Your Workspace
  3. Download Data from the United States Census Bureau
  4. Skill Drill: Download Census Data
  5. Adding County Data to ArcMap
  6. Skill Drill: Adding Data to ArcMap
  7. Documenting the Quality of the Metadata
  8. Skill Drill: Document the Metadata Quality
  9. Precision vs Accuracy
  10. Compressing the Project Folder as a 7z File

Skill Drill: Download Census Data

Using what you learned in the previous step, download the cartographic boundary shapefiles for county_5m and county_20m.

An image of the cartographic boundary shapefiles page
The county-level data comes in several resolutions. Click to view a larger sized image.

Be sure to save the files to your original folder. Decompress each zip file using 7zip. Then, delete the zip files after decompressing them.