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ArcGIS By Example by Hussein Nasser

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Preparing the data and project

Before we dive into the coding part, we need to do some preparation for our new project and our data.

Preparing the Yharnam geodatabase and map

The YharnamCo team has provided us with the geodatabase and map document, so we will simply copy the necessary files to your drive. Follow these steps to start your preparation of the data and map:

  1. Copy the entire yharnam folder in the supporting files for this chapter B04847_08_Files\yharnam\ to C:\ArcGISByExample\.
  2. Run yharnam.mxd under C:\ArcGISByExample\yharnam\Data\yharnam.mxd. This should point to the geodatabase, which is located under C:\ArcGISByExample\yharnam\Data\yharnam.gdb, as illustrated in the following screenshot:
  3. Note there are three types of trees: Type1, Type2 ...

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