NRSC 2230 / GEOG 2750

Module H: Setting up a Project


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this topic you will be able to:

  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages or organizing data based on themes or by location
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of organizing data in a folder-based system, a personal geodatabase or a file geodatabase
  • Create and populate a personal / file geodatabase
  • Create new shapefiles

Activity 1: Create a new shapefile

The following video shows how to create a new shapefile in your workspace (Note the importance of georeferencing).

Create three new shapefiles in your workspace; one for polygon features, one for multiline features and one for point features

Activity 2: Basic Digitizing

The following video shows some basic digitizing operations