Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a legend, part of Learning ArcGIS.
…Map legends let the reader know what symbology choices you've made, and…help them to send the message or story that you're trying to tell.…Legends include examples of the various point and bind styles that you've…chosen for your map features, and describe how features may have been classified…in the groups, either by graduated symbol sizes or by using a customized…color ramp and sequential color patches like we have here with our populations.…Though the Table of Contents includes all…this information for your own benefit, when…outputting the map it usually needs to be noted somewhere on the map sheet itself.…Now that we have two data frames here though, we have…to pay attention to which one is currently the active data frame.…
I can see which data frame is the active data frame by…looking for the bold text over here in the Table of Contents.…This one here, this new data frame, is our…locator map that we added in the last movie.…And it's currently the active data frame.…I can also see a faint dotted line around this…
- 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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