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Group layers contain other layers. This gives the users a better organization of the layers in the map. They have similar behavior to that of single layers in the table of content. Hence turning off the visibility of a group layer will turn off the visibility of all the layers within the group.
This tutorial covers the steps of:
• Adding a group layer to the map
• Adding a layer to the group

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Layouts are a way of allowing you to make professional quality presentations. A page layout (often referred to simply as a layout) is a collection of map elements laid out and organized on a page, designed for map printing. Common map elements that are arranged in the layout include one or more data frames (each containing an ordered set of map layers), a scale bar, north arrow, map title, descriptive text, and a symbol legend. You can also include tables and charts in a layout as well.

This tutorial focuses on describing the creation of a map layout without using an existing map template. Also will cover the addition of:
• Map Title
• Legend
• North Arrow
• Scale Bar
• Text

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ArcMap provides three additional map windows to view the spatial data on your map: a Magnifier window, a Viewer window, and an Overview window. When you don't want to adjust your map display but want to see more detail, retain a particular view of an area, or get an overview of an area, open another window.

All these windows operate with Data view and not in the Layout view. You can also simultaneously open more than one of these windows.


In this tutorial you will learn how to work with Magnifier, Viewer and Overview windows.

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In ArcMap 10 You can explore a map in several ways. The Tools toolbar contains frequently used tools that let you navigate around the map, find features, and get information about them. The Tools toolbar contains eight buttons that provide zooming functions and allow you to define a custom view of the layer data.
In this tutorial, you will get to know some of the most useful ones:

  • Zoom In/Out
  • Pan
  • Fixed Zoom In/Out
  • Full Extent
  • Zoom to Previous/Next extent
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A layer serves as a shortcut to data. It also tells ArcMap how the data should be drawn. You can store layers in a place that is accessible to everyone in your organization who needs a particular set of data; the data will be displayed the same way for each of them.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • change layer color
  • change layer symbol
  • change display order
  • show and hide layer


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There are a couple of ways that you can save files/project so that you can re-use them later. The first option is to simply save the ArcMap document (an .mxd file.). Before saving your map, you ought to think a little about your folder structure.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to first save the map/project in .mxd file, then how to open an existing file.

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ArcMap10 can work and contain many layers of data. It can import a wide variety of GIS data types, including feature classes from a geodatabase, shapefiles, layer files, rasters (images), and CAD files, to name only a few. Often, GIS data obtained from public sources will already be in one of these formats.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add data to a GIS project to help you start creating your own map projects.

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ArcMap lets you create and interact with maps. In ArcMap, you can:

  • view, edit, and analyze your geographic data.
  • query your spatial data to find and understand relationships among geographic features.
  • symbolize your data in a wide variety of ways.
  • create charts and reports to communicate your understanding with others.
  • lay out your maps in a what-you-see-is-what-youget layout view.
  • create maps that integrate data in a wide variety of formats including shapefiles, coverages, tables, computer-aided drafting (CAD) drawings, images, grids, and triangulated irregular networks (TINs).

In this tutorial, you will get to know the user interface of ArcMap 10 and be familiar with its different window parts and functions.

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Welcome to "ArcMap 10 Basics", a new module designed for those wanting to understand just what ArcMap 10 is, how it works, and what you can do with it.

"ArcMap 10 Basics" is for those unfamiliar with arcGIS or ArcMap 10, who are looking to be introduced to the this increasingly popular and applicable technology. Please note that this tutorials is based on ESRI's ArcGIS software. The  tutorial features the following topics:

  1. Knowing the user interface
  2. Adding Data
  3. Saving and Opening files
  4. Working with Map Layers
  5. Navigating Around The Map
  6. Magnifier, Viewer and Overview Windows
  7. Creating Bookmarks
  8. Working with Vector Data
  9. Measuring
  10. Identify and Find Tools
  11. Select Feature Tool
  12. Working with Attribute Table
  13. Label Features
  14. Creating Thematic Maps
  15. Creating Map Layouts
  16. Creating Geodatabase & Feature Datasets
  17. Single / Multiple Importation Process
  18. Create Layer Group
  19. Set Scales For Dynamic Display
  20. Custom Attribute Scales
  21. Creating Point Maps
  22. Create Hyperlinks
  23. Create Custom Layout With Two Maps
  24. Adding Report to Layout
  25. Add Graph to Layout
  26. Join Tables
  27. Create Centroid Coordinates
  28. Use Data Queries to Extract Features
  29. Clip Features
  30. Dissolve Features
  31. Merge Features
  32. Intersect Layers
  33. Union Layers
  34. Buffer
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