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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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Getting Started
____ 1. Make sure your Fast Facts File is open; you’ll need to enter information into it. Your FFF should contain at least the name of each ArcGIS command, module, feature, tool, or wizard that you use.
____ 2. With ArcCatalog running, highlight your Digitize&Transform folder in the Catalog Tree. Choose File > New > Shapefile to bring up the Create New Shapefile window. Create a shapefile named Dig_Lines_shape. Make the feature type Polyline. Click the Edit button. Choose Projected Coordinate Systems > State Plane > NAD 1983 (US Feet) > NAD 1983 StatePlane Kentucky North FIPS 1601 (US Feet), then OK. In the Create New Shapefile window, click the Show Details box and read over the properties of the coordinate system you have selected. Click OK. Dig_Lines_shape.shp will appear in the Contents area of ArcCatalog.

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