So far in this book, you have been doing GIS with ArcGIS Pro, which is a desktop software package. GIS has quickly expanded into the web, as it allows the sharing of GIS data without the need for complex desktop software. The web is the future of GIS and it is necessary to understand web GIS to keep yourself up to date. Esri, the maker of ArcGIS Pro, also has a powerful web GIS platform that ties into ArcGIS Pro. In this chapter, you will learn the basics of ArcGIS Online and how you can share your data and create great cartographic products that live online, accessible to the world. This chapter will be a high-level overview of ArcGIS Online, as a whole book could be written about it. You will learn important concepts about ArcGIS Online and how to perform simple tasks, but it is recommended to do more in-depth training in ArcGIS Online. Esri has provided a great set of step-by-step tutorials on how to perform tasks in ArcGIS Online, available...
Mapping with ArcGIS Pro
Mapping with ArcGIS Pro
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)
How Maps Get Made
Getting Started in ArcGIS Pro
Organizing the Page Structure
Picking Colors with Confidence
All Maps Are Approximations of Reality
Understanding and Choosing Projections
Clean Symbology and Uncluttered Maps
Getting Started with ArcGIS Online
Leveraging Esri Smart Mapping
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