Video Tutorial 7.1

Nicolas MalloyAuthor: Nicolas R. Malloy


Working with Data from the National Historic Geographic Information System

Learning Outcomes


Students who successfully complete this tutorial should be able to:

  • Locate and download historic data from the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
  • Practice decompressing a .zip file
  • Differentiate list settings in the Table of Contents
  • Perform a table join operation
  • Demonstrate an attribute selection
  • Illustrate how to create a new shapefile by exporting selected records
  • Analyze historic demographic data for changes over time.

Instructions


In this tutorial, you will download data from the NHGIS and use it to analyze historic demographic data for changes over time. Begin by watching the videos published by the NHGIS. The proceed to the Geospatial Concepts Tutorial 7.1 videos. Follow along with the activities in the videos using ArcMap.


NHGIS Videos


NHGIS Data Finder Tutorial by MPCIPUMS

NHGIS Data Finder Tutorial by MPCIPUMS

NHGIS Data Finder Tutorial by MPCIPUMS


Tutorial 7.1 Videos


Tutorial 7.1: Working with Data from the National Historic Geographic Information System
Part 1: Downloading data from the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)

Tutorial 7.1: Working with Data from the National Historic Geographic Information System
Part 2: Performing a Table Join(NHGIS)

Tutorial 7.1: Working with Data from the National Historic Geographic Information System
Part 3: Creating a New Shapefile using and Attribute Selection


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