Chapter Three - Spatial Data: Vectors, Rasters, and Data Tables

Chapter Goals

    1. Define and clearly explain vector data
    2. Define and clearly explain vertex and vertices
    3. Define and clearly explain geometry type" and the three vector geometries.
    4. Define, recognize, and explain the difference between shapefiles and feature classes.
    5. Define raster data and describe raster data structure.
    6. Define and and clearly explain DEMs and classification rasters
    7. Define and clearly explain data table
    8. Define and clearly explain attribute table and how it differs from a data table
    9. Define and clearly explain file explorer and it's purpose within GIS, knowing when to and when not to use it with spatial data.
    10. Recognize spatial data in spatial software, including naming the data type and, if applicable, the geometry type from the file icon.
    11. Define and clearly describe continuous data
    12. Define and clearly describe discrete data