Creating Maps and Visualisations with ArcGIS

Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

This course teaches ArcGIS Pro techniques to create and share a variety of professional-quality information products including print maps, web maps, 3D scenes, animations, and charts.

This course is for: cartographers and GIS analysts, specialists, mapping technicians, and others who need to produce maps using ArcGIS software.

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Course details






2 days




ArcGIS Pro Workflows

Are there any prerequisites?

What skills will I learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Plan a cartographic project
  • Choose appropriate data to support cartographic needs
  • Create appropriate symbology, map elements, and layout designs for a given map project
  • Create labels and annotation that are easy to read by the map's intended audience
  • Produce effective maps for print and web delivery  

What can I expect?

  • Course topics

    Cartographic planning process  

    • Cartographic workflow
    • Defining map purpose, audience, and specifications  

    Evaluating data

    • Data considerations
    • Evaluating geometry and attributes
    • Evaluating scale
    • Choosing a coordinate system  

    Cartographic design principles

    • Design considerations for printed and web maps
    • Visual weight, contrast, and figure ground
    • Understanding effective use of color
    • Designing color schemes and symbols

    Advanced symbology techniques

    • Symbol-level drawing for advanced cartographic effects
    • Cartographic representations
    • Symbology considerations for map services

    Map text

    • Text placement guidelines for point, line, and polygon features
    • Type basics for cartography
    • Text-editing workflow
    • Creating labels with Maplex
    • Working with annotation

    Designing a map for the web

    • Design and performance considerations
    • Best practices
    • Types of map services
    • Specifying the tiling scheme
    • Analysing a map document
    • Previewing and publishing map services

    Creating maps for print

    • Design considerations
    • Coordinate system considerations
    • Cached and dynamic map services

    Creating map layouts and map series

    • Creating a balanced map layout
    • Map elements
    • Dynamic text
    • Creating a map series using data driven pages
    • Exporting a map series to a PDF document

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