ArcMap Selection Types

January 19, 2009 by  
Filed under ArcGIS, ArcMap, GIS Tips

Selection is one of the most important features within ArcMap.  Understanding the various types of selection will not only increase your productivity but will enable you to find better techniques for your analysis.  Take a few minutes and watch the video below.  You will learn some tips to select by attribute, location, and graphic.

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Here is a brief outline for each selection type:

  • Select by Attribute
    • Selection Menu
      • Select by Attribute
        • Choose Selection Layer
        • Choose Selection Methods
        • Enter Query Statement
          • Field
          • Operator
          • Value
        • Select Apply
  • Select by Location
    • Selection Menu
      • Select by Location
        • Choose what features to select
        • Choose Selection Layer
        • Choose Selection Method
        • Choose Relation Features
        • Select Apply
  • Select by Graphic
    • Draw Graphic on Map
    • Selection Menu
      • Select by Graphic

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