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Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS: A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS, 3rd Edition by Michael D. Kennedy

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Adding Data to Data Frames
You have to be careful here. If you use the Add Data option from the File menu, or use the Add Data button on the Standard toolbar, a data set is added to the active data frame. However, if you right-click a data frame name and get the menu that says Add Data (showing the Add Data icon), the data will be added to the selected data frame, regardless of whether it is active or not. In other words, Add Data operates differently depending on the source of the command.
____ 8. Make POINTS the active data frame. Then add the shapefile
____IGIS-Arc_YourInitials\Trivial_GIS_Datasets\some_points.shp
to the POINTS data frame. Now right-click the name some_points in the T/C. Examine the Properties of the shapefile named some_points. What is the Projected Coordinate System (under the Source tab)? _________________________________________________________. Using the Measure tool, determine the approximate distance covered by the data set in an east-west direction to the nearest tenth of a meter. ________________ meters.
____ 9. Activate the LINES data frame. Add the geodatabase feature class some_lines_arc, found in
___IGIS-Arc_YourInitials\Trivial_GIS_Datasets\Carto.mdb
to the LINES data frame. Change the name to just “some_lines”.
____ 10. From ___IGIS-Arc_YourInitials\Trivial_GIS_Datasets, add the polygon component of the coverage some_polygons to the ALL data frame. Change the name to just “some_polygons”.
____ 11. Switch to the Layout View. Something ...

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