- 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
- [Voiceover] Hello, my name is Adam Wilbert and I'd like to welcome you to Up and Running with ArcGIS. In this course, we're to quickly get you up to speed building maps in Esri Software's venerable mapping package. We're going to explore how to collect and organize geospatial data and how to combine features into a map layout. Then, we'll apply a substandard cartographic principles to our documents in order to arrive at a map that tells the story of our data. We'll start with an exploration of what geospatial data is, we'll see how to manage, explore, and organize geospatial data sets using our catalog, and I'll explain the differences between vector and raster data types.
Once we get oriented there, it'll be time to make some maps. With ArcMap we'll assemble geospatial data from a variety of real world, public domain sources. Then, with the data in place, it'll be time to visit the workings of ArcMap's data and layout views. We'll take a tour through some of the symbology options in order to bring just the right look to our completed map. Finally, we'll look at getting our maps out of the ArcGIS suite and into the real world. I'm excited to bring ArcGIS to the Lynda.com online training library, and I'm glad you've chose to join me. Now, lets get mapping.