Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting to know the ArcMap interface, part of Up and Running with ArcGIS.
…The primary tool that we will use to assemble…the geo spacial data into a map is called ArcMap.…Let's go ahead and start ArcMap.…If you're on Windows 7, you're going to go down to the start…button, and in the ArcGIS program group, you're going to choose ArcMap.…Me, I'm on Windows 8, so I'm going to press the Windows…button here to jump back to the start screen And I…can either press the ArcMap 10.2 tile here, or just typing…ArcMap, and the search results will bring that up right here.…So let me go ahead and click on that to open up ArcMap.…After this flash screen disappears, we'll see that…we get this new Getting Started screen here.…
Over on the left, we have a file tree here that has a…bunch of templates and traditional layouts that we can make a choice from.…We have the option of starting a new blank map by…just choosing that blank map template and pressing the OK button.…Or we could take a look at these standard page sizes…here to get started with something that's already pre setup for us.…So for instance I have this architectural page sizes which has some standard…
- 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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