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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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What’s Next?
In this chapter, you used ArcCatalog to find and explore geographic data sets and to install those data sets in ArcMap. In the next chapter, you begin working with ArcMap extensively—looking at examples of the wide variety of GIS data types available.

1The length of time most students will require to complete the exercises in the Step-by-Step sections can be found in this textbook in the Preface to the First Edition.

2The blank to the left of each step number provides a space where you can put a check mark when you have completed the numbered step.

3As you work through the text, you will find blanks in which to enter requested information. Doing this keeps you on the right track. Rather than writing in the book, you might want to use notebook paper or type into a document file. Ask your instructor how best to proceed.

4You dismissed ArcCatalog in a different way. When there is more than one way to accomplish something (almost always the case), I will usually show you alternatives, just by having you use them. Note them in your Fast Facts File.

5If you don’t have any other folder connections, you are most likely starting ArcCatalog for the first time. These drives may or may not show up, depending on how your system is configured. Even if they don’t appear here, ArcCatalog has a way to make them accessible to you, in the same way that you added the “C” drive.

6In general, even though you set options, you cannot count on those remaining set if you terminate ArcCatalog ...

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