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How to access ArcGIS online training courses?

The McGill community has access to a suite of on-line workshops developed by ESRI that cover some of the most important aspects of the ArcGIS software. The list of the freely available training can be found here.  Once you have selected one or more courses please send an email request to gicsupport@mcgill.ca and we will …

Define projection vs. project tool

The define projection tool overwrites the coordinate system information (metadata) stored with a dataset. If the coordinate system for a dataset is …

I cannot see my ArcGIS extensions

The extensions are installed with the software. However to access the associated tools you need to turn on the extension and open the …

How to set layer transparency

There are two ways to do it: 1. You can set layer transparency on the Display tab on the Layer Properties dialog …