Mapping with ArcGIS Pro

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  • Using ArcGIS Pro to create visually stunning maps and make confident cartographic decisions 
  • Leverage precise layout grids that will organize and guide the placement of map elements
  • Make appropriate decisions about color and symbols
  • Critically evaluate and choose the perfect projection for your data
  • Create clear webmaps that focus the reader’s attention using ArcGIS Online’s Smart Mapping capabilities

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.

  • Build visually stunning and useful maps;
  • Understand the cartographic workflows and the decisions you must take before creating the map;
  • Learn to create appropriate map elements and layout designs
  • Use the ArcGIS Online's Smart Mapping technique to create clear webmaps
Page Count 240
Course Length 7 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781788298001
Date Of Publication 8 Mar 2018


Amy Rock

Dr. Amy Rock is a community geographer and an avid proponent of community leadership. Her research and projects include using GIS to examine economic relationships, economic accessibility, public participation in the federal block grant process, and commercial government GIS projects. She is currently teaching on the award-winning cartography program at Humboldt State University, and she is a director of their Online Geospatial Certificate Program.

Ryan Malhoski

Ryan Malhoski is a GIS developer with over 10 years of GIS experience. He has a bachelor's degree in GIS and urban planning from Sacramento State University. He is currently a GIS developer for the City of Sacramento in the enterprise applications division. He spent over 6 years working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a geographer, where he was the GIS lead and project manager for multiple civil works and military projects. Ryan volunteers for Code for Sacramento, a brigade of Code for America, where he has volunteered for 2 years and just recently became Captain of the brigade.