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Skidmore College GIS Lab

what you need to know to be able to navigate through the GIS network
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Holly Cartwright

on 23 April 2014

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Transcript of Skidmore College GIS Lab

underscore
t = town of
c = city of
v = village of
k = county of
}
first four letters of town, city, village, county
}
2 letter abbreviation of descriptive extension
underscore
s
}
2 letter state abbreviation
2 letter abbreviation of descriptive extension
t
c
v
k
}
County, Town, City, or Village
State Data
examples
a map of post offices in saratoga county
ksara_po
a boundary map of city of saratoga springs
csara_bo
a school district map of town of byram
tbyra_sd
examples
a map of post offices in new york state
a boundary map of california
sca_bd
s = state
GIS Users
Fall 2013
Spring
2012
hcartwright
achaucer
your name
folder
Completed Project Folder
Completed Project Folder
Project Name Goes Here
GIS Data
Paper
Presentation
etc...
Data
World
Country
US States

County

Cities &
Towns
US maps
and data
NY state
maps
and data
Saratoga
County
Maps
Northwoods
maps and
data
*use town abbreviations
NY
VT
NJ
WA
NY
VT
NJ
WA
Saratoga Springs
Maps
*use country abbreviations
*use state abbreviations
*use county
abbreviations
underscore
}
first 4 letters of country
2 letter abbreviation of descriptive extension
}
q = country
q
underscore
}
skid = skidmore
2 letter abbreviation of descriptive extension
}
Skidmore Campus Data
s
k
i
d
examples
a map of walking paths on campus
a map of trails in northwoods
skid_wp
skid_tl
underscore
year
}
Historical data might look something like:
*use skid abbreviation
sny_po
create a folder for yourself using your email name to save your own stuff
Where do I save my stuff?
So...
HERE!
Where do I find data?
HERE!
Where do I find
past projects?

HERE!
Where files are located on the GIS Network
How files of data are named in the Data Drive
every file name has two parts separated by an underscore
O
D
L
R
underscore
World Data
W
2 letter abbreviation of descriptive extension
}
describes location of data
2 letter extension that describes what the data is
first part
second part
Country Data
*some files won't fit this system so easily.
{
descriptive name
2 Things You Need to Know
^
and a half
any projects that are complete will be archived in the Projects directory and any complete data will be moved to the data directory
at the end of each semester, we'll email everyone with a name folder alerting them that we will be erasing everything in the GISUsers folder.
...and that's it!
that way you will have a chance to copy any files that you need
about the GIS Center
don't worry! We will contact you when all this happens...
Welcome to the
Skidmore College
GIS Center
!
You Are Here!
Before you get started, there are a few things we would like you to know...
Use arrow buttons on keyboard or click these arrows to navigate
Click here for fullscreen
You can click and zoom in and out with the mouse to look at any areas of this prezi again...
Don't worry about all these details....
GIS Projects
V:
GIS Library
W:
During the summer, we worked on moving around all of the files on the GIS Network...
Everything is organized now!
But don't panic!
(this is a folder in GIS Server)
please only save files in your own folder!
Thanks for bearing with us during this process!
So let's review what your experience using the GIS network should be like...
If you have any issues or have any questions feel free to ask Alex or one of the student workers if we are in the center at the time, or email Alex at achaucer@skidmore.edu or Holly Cartwright at hcartwri@skidmore.edu...
Step 1
U N D E R S C O R E
it will make sense once you see all these folders on the drive
Save everything you ever need to save to that folder. Copy the data you need from the library drive into your folder and work directly from that data.
If you are working on a project, let us know when it is complete so we can archive it!
If your files are not in your name folder, they will be deleted.
Skidmore
Campus
(you will see examples in a second...)
So we made this map to help you understand the new way of doing things!
To go along with this newly organized network, we have a new protocol for dealing with GIS data that you will need to know about before working with any files...
First, we will walk you through an overview of everything
and then we will explain what you need to do...
Disclaimer:
we haven't started re-naming files on the network yet... but we have designed a system of naming conventions that will soon be implemented... so stay tuned!
For example, we will probably want to have years for files that contain historical data, so we will have to bend the rules a bit.
Create a folder using your skidmore email name in the GISUsers drive. To get to this drive, click the GIS Server icon on the desktop. You should do this right now.
Step 2
Step 3
If you are working on a specific project and complete it, it needs to be archived in the GISProjects drive. If you feel capable of doing that yourself, create a folder with a good name that describes the project and save the final files there (GIS data, papers, powerpoints, etc). We will contact everyone at the end of every semester reminding them to do this and we can help you if needed of course.
Step 4
Delete your name folder at the end of the semester. Copy it to a usb stick or something so you have what you want out of it. It would be really awesome if everyone took care of their own folder so we don't have to bug people about it. If you are going to keep working on stuff next semester, you can copy your folder over to the next semester's folder.
Since we just put these changes into place, we aren't entirely sure how everything is going to work. If you have any concerns/complaints or ideas on how to make it better, please let us know!
Our goal is to have the GIS Center be as easy to use as possible, especially for people who have no GIS knowledge yet.
examples
a map of antique stores in the united states
data regarding tax info for australia
qaust_ti
qusa_a
You can also find the GIS Center on:
our website and our blog
Now for some examples...
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