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SAS-GIS® 9.1 Spatial Data and Procedural Guide Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243335D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-19
Document File: 220 page(s) / 2M

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SAS/GIS® 9.1

Spatial Data and Procedure Guide


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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. SAS/GIS ® 9.1: Spatial Data and Procedure Guide. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS/GIS® 9.1: Spatial Data and Procedure Guide

Copyright © 2004, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 1-59047-224-1
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4 Overview of SAS/GIS Software 3

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 Features of SAS Software 4
Data in SAS/GIS Applications 5
Using the SAS/GIS Interface 10

Accessing the SAS/GIS Tutorial 12

Chapter 2

4 Preparing Spatial Data 13

Assessing Your Spatial Data Needs 13

Examples of Common Spatial Data Tasks 14

Changing the Default Characteristics of a Map 17

Linking the Attribute Data to the Spatial Data 20

Saving the Map Characteristics 21

Chapter 3

4 Importing Spatial Data 23

Overview of Importing Spatial Data 23

The GIS Spatial Data Importing Window 24

Common Importing Procedures 27

Importing ARC/INFO Data 28

Importing DLG Data 29

Importing DXF Data 29

Importing Dynamap Data 30

Importing MapInfo Data 31

Importing SAS/GRAPH Map Data Sets 32

Importing TIGER Data 32

Importing Generic Spatial Data 34

Defining Composites in Imported Data 36

Defining Layers in Imported Data 38


Building Census Tract Maps 41

Chapter 4

4 Batch Importing 45

Overview of Batch Importing 45

Implementation of the Batch Import Process 46

Examples of Batch Importing 50

File Reference Table for Batch Importing 53

Hints and Tips for Batch Importing 53

Chapter 5

      4 Working with Spatial Data 57 SAS Data Sets 57


P A R T 1 Usage and Reference 1
Chapter 1

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