6.1.3. ArcToolbox

ArcToolbox (Fig. 12) is where all of the geoprocessing and spatial analysis tools are located. There are hundreds of tools available and they range from basic to advanced. The toolbox can be accessed in both ArcMap and ArcCatalog by clicking the text icon01 icon from the standard tools menu or by selecting Geoprocessing > ArcToolbox from the main menu. To easily find a tool, type the name of the tool into the Search window to save time from manually searching through the toolbox. In the following sections, some of the more basic toolbox tools will be discussed, but this is by no means an exhaustive tutorial.

Fig. 12. An overview of the toolboxes in ArcToolbox.