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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)

Publishing a GIS service and creating a web map

Now that you have had a thorough review of the ArcGIS Online ecosystem, it's time to get hands-on by publishing a feature layer and creating a web map using it. You will upload a feature class of the census tracts in Sacramento County, California, showing the percent of income paid for rent and symbolize it in ArcGIS Online with a diverging color ramp, using the skills you learned in Chapter 5,Picking Colors with Confidence. The goal is to show where rent as a percentage of income is above the standard 33%:

  1. Open ArcGIS Pro and open the Chapter9.aprx project, and you will see one polygon feature called RentPercentOfIncomeSacramentoACS2016. This polygon layer shows the census tracts for California, and, in the data table, shows two fields: RentPercentage and Error.
  2. Make sure your active portal is set to ArcGIS Online. To do this, click your name in the top-right corner of ArcGIS Pro and make sure that under your name, you see https://www.arcgis...