Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding scale bars, north arrows, and titles, part of Up and Running with ArcGIS.
…Before we can call our map complete, there are…some last minute additions that we need to consider making.…They can all be found under the Insert menu here in the menu bar.…The first one I'll talk about is the Scale bar.…Scale bars tell the reader the size of the area…being mapped and allows them to make measurements across the page.…Scale bars are useful for when you are in control of the output medium.…For instance, if this is going to…be displayed on the computer screen, you'll have…no idea if somebody's on a giant 30 inch monitor or a smaller 17 inch screen.…The nice thing about a Scale Bar is that it is a graphical representation of scale.…
It gets larger as the map gets larger and smaller as the map gets smaller.…Let's go ahead and insert a Scale Bar into…our map by selecting it from the Insert menu.…Here we get a scale bar selector.…And there's a whole variety of scale bars that are already designed for us.…We go through and pick one out that we like.…I'm going to choose this Alternating Scale Bar One.…
- Understanding vector vs. raster data
- Modifying metadata
- Adding data to a map
- Importing data from online providers
- Labeling features
- Joining data
- Clipping data to a study area
- Working with map layouts
- Creating a legend
- Printing and exporting the map to a file
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Exploring Geospatial Data
3. Organizing the Map
4. Creating Data
5. Finishing the Map
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