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2013 Manual Instruction Niagara College Graduate Student Mapping Dmitry Tatarenko Niagara College GIS/GM Postgraduate Program

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  • 2013

    Manual Instruction Niagara College Graduate Student Mapping

    Dmitry Tatarenko

    Niagara College GIS/GM Postgraduate Program

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    1.1. Table of Contents

    1. Introduction................................................................................................................ 1

    2. Geodatabase creation .................................................................................................. 1

    2.1. Geodatabase .............................................................................................................. 1

    2.2. Data Collection ........................................................................................................... 1

    3. Uploading Collected Data ............................................................................................ 2

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    1. Introduction

    The document served as a manual instruction for Niagara College Graduate Student Mapping

    web application to setup and update purposes. The manual provides all the basic steps of

    creating and modifying project data.

    2. Geodatabase creation

    Create a new or add data to existing geodatabase file (Figure 1). New file should be created in

    CSV format. (the detail description of the format can be founded here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values).

    Figure 1 Geodatabase in CSV format

    2.1. Geodatabase

    Minimal Geodatabase configuration should include the following students data:

    last and first names;

    year of graduation;

    current position;

    employer name;

    employer address (street number, street name, city, country and postal code

    should be separated with comma)

    2.2. Data Collection

    Based on the student data (First Name, Family Name, Year of Graduation, Graduation

    Program) next data should be collected from different public reliable resources (e.g.

    LinkedIn) (Figure 2.) :

    Student current position (title),

    Employer Name (Name of organization),

    Employer address (as a street number, street name, city, country and postal

    code)

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    Figure 2 Data Collection

    3. Uploading Collected Data

    Go on https://www.arcgis.com/home/signin.html and sign in with your ESRI Global

    Account (Figure 3).

    Figure 3 Authorization Procedure

    After authorization click on the My Content button. From the My Content list, choose

    needed map to modify.

    In the table of contents, all imported layers can be observed (Figure 4).

    Current Table of Contents includes the following layers:

    2008-2013 Niagara College EMA Graduate Students;

    1999-2012 Niagara College GM GIS Graduate Students;

    City Level Cluster (data regarding cities where students work);

    Country Level Cluster data regarding countries where students work);

    Country Boundaries

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    Figure 4 List of layers

    Each layer can be changed, renamed, or modified, etc. by access to layers properties( Figure

    5)

    Figure 5 Layer properties

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    Pop-up properties can be set by clicking on Configure Pop- Up button

    Figure 6 Pop-up Properties

    All pop-up properties should be set as follow by Configure Attributes menu( Figure 7) :

    Figure 7 Configure Attributes

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    Symbols for current layer can be set in layers properties and clicking on Change Symbols

    menu (Figure 8)

    Figure 8 Symbols Change

    Range of symbols visibility can be set by Set Visibility Range (Figure 9) . This makes symbols

    to appear depending on the map scale. Symbols sizes for project are:

    - Student Symbol (45 px)

    - City Level Symbol (50 px )

    - Country Level Symbol (90 px)

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    Figure 9 Set Visibility Range

    Visibility Ranges for project are :

    Student Symbols (In closer than:1:18,489,298, Out farther than - )

    City Level Symbols (In closer than: 1:36,978,596, Out farther than: 1:36,978,596)

    Country Level Symbols (In closer than: - Out farther than: 1:50,000,000 (Continent))

    To add a new data, click on Add button and choose Add Layer from File (Figure 10.)

    Figure 10 Add Layer from File

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    In the Add Layer from File wizard choose a root to the CSV format of geodatabase file that

    was prepared in previous steps. To georeference the students location choose World address

    property (Figure 11).

    Figure 11 Address georeference

    In the Add CSV Layer wizard, Address Field Name should be specified as Address Location

    Field. Click Add Layer. Newly imported data will appear on the map (Figure 12).

    Figure 12 New Layer

    All parameters of the new layer can be set as mentioned bellow.