Displaying Layers from Vector-Based Datasets
FORD_VCTR and the shapefile
contain a few arcs digitized from the USGS 7.5-minute topographic quadrangles Ford and Coletown. In particular, the arcs trace the banks of the Kentucky River and some highways and Interstates from the quad sheets. The datasets have been converted to Kentucky State Plane coordinates (survey feet) in the NAD 1983 datum.
Since we will be adding several layers to the data frame, you should be aware of the different ways to accomplish this. As a reminder, first, you know of the File > Add Data sequence. Also, there is an Add Data button on the standard toolbar. Also, if you right-click on the word Layers, you can select Add Data. In each of the preceding cases, an Add Data window appears. The most efficient way to add data is by dragging the feature class from the partial ArcCatalog window that shows up (without its Preview section taking up screen space) when you click the Catalog icon on the ArcMap Standard toolbar. Note these four ways in your Fast Facts File.
Use Connect to Folder to place the
folder in the Catalog Tree. Add the cole_vctr.shp shapefile from
[___]IGIS-Arc\River. Lines appear in the data frame, some of which outline the river and are parallel to the set of points of Boat_SP83 (which will also be referred to as the GPS track). Also, a small island is depicted.
To the left of the window you may see ...