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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By : Daniela C Docan
Book Image

ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By: Daniela C Docan

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using common tools

There are three main classes of geoprocessing tools:

  • Data extraction (for example, clip and select)

  • Overlay (for example, intersect and spatial join)

  • Proximity (for example, buffer and point distance)

With geoprocessing tools, we can perform geoprocessing operations. The geoprocessing operations are used to obtain new feature classes or nonspatial tables for a specific analysis.

Getting ready

In this exercise, we will perform an analysis to identify the possible consequences of creating a cycling infrastructure on Dacia Avenue, taking into account the existing road network, as shown in the following image:

Both sides of the street contain the following elements:

  • One 2-meter-wide footway for pedestrians' movements

  • Two 3.2-meter-wide lanes for moving and stationary vehicles

  • One 2-meter median used to separate the roadway from the cycling infrastructure

  • One 1.7 meter cycle lane

Suppose that we add two 1.7-meter-wide cycle lanes to the existing road network. We should answer the following...