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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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Making a Model of the Wildcat Boat Solution
____ 1. Start ArcCatalog. Make a folder named Wildcat_Boat_Model in ___IGIS-Arc_YourInitials.
Make a folder connection to Wildcat_Boat_Model. From
[___] IGIS-Arc_AUX\Wildcat_Boat_Data
copy the Wildcat_Boat.mdb into
___IGIS-Arc_YourInitials\Wildcat_Boat_Model.
____ 2. Make a toolbox in the folder Wildcat_Boat_Model. Highlight the newly created toolbox in the Catalog Tree and choose File > New > Model. A Model window opens. Close the Model window.7 By the Toolbox icon in the Catalog Tree, change the name Model to Wildcat_Boat_Model. Right-click the new name. In the menu that appears, click Edit. The Wildcat_Boat_Model window appears.
____ 3. Construct a solution to the Wildcat_Boat problem, placing the intermediate data and feature class Final_Sites in
___IGIS-Arc_YourInitials\Wildcat_Boat_Model\Wildcat_Boat.mdb\Area_Features.
Refer back to Exercises 7-7 and 7-8 for input numbers and field names to use. Also use the following tables for hints for building the model. Run the model after every tool so that if something is going wrong you can catch it immediately. If you go back to ArcCatalog and refresh it you will know that the right feature classes are appearing. You can, of course, reduce the model window to see ArcCatalog.
Important note: It is easy to put model results into the wrong folder. Look carefully at every output specification. Make sure the output is going into Wildcat_Boat_Model, not Wildcat_Boat_Data (which you ...

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