What can you do with INSROP GIS

Here are some of the key tasks you can accomplish with INSROP GIS.

Get documentation on data sets

All data sets included in INSROP GIS are documented in the INSROP GIS Help System. This documentation includes information about the contents of the various data sets, data processing steps (lineage), technical information, possible restrictions regarding use of the data etc.

Display data

Both spatial data and tabular data can be displayed. Spatial data can be displayed in views, while numeric tabular data can be displayed as charts.

Query/select data

A query involves selecting features or feature attributes based on some criteria. Most common queries involve a selection of features in a table based on attribute values being equal or less/greater than given thresholds. If the table is a feature table, or manually joined or linked to a feature table, the selected features are also shown as being selected in the view displaying the spatial features. See ArcView for more information on tabular queries.

A major advantage of a GIS is that features can also be spatially selected. Features can be interactively selected on the screen using the mouse to click on a specific feature or drag a rectangle to select features intersecting this rectangle. More sophisticated spatial selections involve what in ArcView is called 'Theme on theme selection'. This option selects spatial features based on their relation to other spatial features. See ArcView for more information on spatial queries.

Analyze data

ArcView also provides opportunities for statistical analysis of tabular data. See ArcView Help for more information.

Print results

In ArcView, the information to be printed must be included in a layout. A layout may be printed to a printer or a file, or exported in a number of graphical file formats for import to other software products, e.g. word processors.


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