Managing Geospatial Data Using ArcGIS

Table of Contents

  1. Managing Geospatial Data Using ArcGIS
  2. Setting up Your Workspace
  3. Downloading Data from the Humboldt County Website
  4. Decompressing the files using 7zip
  5. Managing Data Using the Catalog Window
  6. Inspecting the Metadata
  7. Adding Data to ArcMap
  8. Exploring the ArcMap User Interface
  9. Adding a Second Data Frame to the Map Document
  10. Repairing Broken Links
  11. 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.

An image of the project folder being compressed as a 7z file
You can access the 7zip software by right-clicking on a folder. Click to view the image in a larger size.

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.

An image of the Project folder 7z file
Check the file type to be sure it is a 7z file.