I am fairly new to GIS. I'm working on a project for site selection i am trying to narrow down a base map to strictly Louisville, ky. Which doesn't seem to be working. I am also using census data for the project. I am also having trouble selecting only census data( block group) data for only Louisville. I would like it to only show Louisville or Jefferson county and no other areas for the census data. I can work with not being able to narrow down the base map but i really need to be able to cut the Census data to only show Jefferson county. Does anyone have any suggestion on how to do this?
If your census data has a state or county field you can write a short definition query to show only the data in certain states or counties. You could also select the census block data and export it out. You can also select the features in edit mode, copy and paste them into a blank layer. You can clip the data to an existing boundary.
Hope one of these options is what you are looking for.