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Mapping with ArcGIS Pro

By : Amy Rock, Ryan Malhoski
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Mapping with ArcGIS Pro

By: Amy Rock, Ryan Malhoski

Overview of this book

ArcGIS Pro is a geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information. This book will help you create visually stunning maps that increase the legibility of the stories being mapped and introduce visual and design concepts into a traditionally scientific, data-driven process. The book begins by outlining the steps of gathering data from authoritative sources and lays out the workflow of creating a great map. Once the plan is in place you will learn how to organize the Contents Pane in ArcGIS Pro and identify the steps involved in streamlining the production process. Then you will learn Cartographic Design techniques using ArcGIS Pro's feature set to organize the page structure and create a custom set of color swatches. You will be then exposed to the techniques required to ensure your data is clear and legible no matter the size or scale of your map. The later chapters will help you understand the various projection systems, trade-offs between them, and the proper applications of them to make sure your maps are accurate and visually appealing. Finally, you will be introduced to the ArcGIS Online ecosystem and how ArcGIS Pro can utilize it within the application. You will learn Smart Mapping, a new feature of ArcGIS Online that will help you to make maps that are visually stunning and useful. By the end of this book, you will feel more confident in making appropriate cartographic decisions.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Chapter 10. Leveraging Esri Smart Mapping

In Chapter 9Getting Started with ArcGIS Online, you learned about ArcGIS Online and the power that the platform has to store and display your data. You learned how to take data you have authored in ArcGIS Pro, upload it to ArcGIS Online, and display it in a web map that can be shared with anyone. Now, you will learn about the smart mapping abilities that ArcGIS Online has to help you save time and effort in creating visually appealing and meaningful web maps.

In this chapter, you will cover the following:

  • Leveraging Esri's smart mapping in ArcGIS Online
  • Creating beautiful and easy-to-understand maps in just a few clicks
  • Using smart mapping to help perform menial tasks to save you time
  • Using a new cross-platform expression language called Arcade
  • Creating new dynamic data from your data for use in symbology, labeling, and pop-ups

In this chapter, you will be using web maps and layers that can be found in the GitHub link provided at the beginning of this...