Charlie Frye and Aileen Buckley present Hitchhiker’s Guide to Cartography.
This session will provide an introduction to the key concepts of how maps work in ArcGIS as well as basic map design for maps that are embedded in other applications. In ArcGIS, understanding how a map is drawn is half the battle; awareness of processes such as how a layer gets symbols to use, what order layers draw in, or how ancillary processes, such as transparency, masking, and labeling, are part of a display framework. This session will cover the basics. The other half of the battle is actually designing a good map with purpose, and maps that are embedded in applications have unique design considerations. A clickable map that occupies a 3” x 4” window on a computer screen works differently than a map on a 24” x 36” sheet of paper; therefore, the basics of symbol selection, text, and data formatting for these maps will also be covered in this session.
This session was presented at the 2006 Developer Summit.
Slides for this session are available in the downloads section
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