If you right-click anywhere in the areas containing toolbars (or use Customize > Toolbars), you get a list of all the available toolbars, with an indication of which ones are displayed. To get an idea of the extensive capability of ArcMap (and for future reference), type the list into your FastFactsFile. Give a moment of thought to each toolbar, regarding what sort of capability it might provide as you type it.
Done? Yes ___ No ___
At the bottom of the list notice that there is a toolbar named Customize. ArcMap is software that you can “adjust” to your own specifications. You can customize toolbars and commands. Even when you find out how (I touch only lightly on this subject in this book), customize carefully. The more you customize an interface, the more difficulty you will have when confronted with the standard interface, say, on another computer. Further, if you share your computer with another person, he or she may have trouble operating the interface.
Click the Identify button. Point to a polygon with the mouse cursor and click. Examine the Fields and Values that appear in the Identify window. LC_CODE1
is the number of the land cover type (see table below); COST_HA is the cost in U.S. dollars per hectare.2
Dismiss the Identify window.