Table of Contents
- Managing Geospatial Data Using ArcGIS
- Setting up Your Workspace
- Downloading Data from the Humboldt County Website
- Decompressing the files using 7zip
- Managing Data Using the Catalog Window
- Inspecting the Metadata
- Adding Data to ArcMap
- Exploring the ArcMap User Interface
- Adding a Second Data Frame to the Map Document
- Repairing Broken Links
- Compressing the Project Folder as a 7z file
Compressing the Project Folder as a 7z file
Sometimes when working with geospatial data, it is necessary to move the data from one location to another. Compressing your project folder with the sub-folder structure intact is a safe way to do so. The zip file format is a universal file compression type. However, other file compression types, such as 7z, sometimes work better. Close your map document. Compress your GSP101_Activiy1 folder as a 7z file. Navigate to your project folder, named after this lab activity. Right-click on the folder, select 7zip, then Add to “GSP101_Activity1.7z.” Be sure the file extension is .7z and not .zip.
When done, you should see your project folder compressed as a 7z file. If you are a registered student at Humboldt State University, you may need to submit your 7z file using the Canvas LMS to receive credit for this activity.