2Creating and using ArcMap templates Session OverviewMap and layout designArcMap techniquesMap outputCreating and using ArcMap templates
3Affective and substantive design What is the ‘look’ or ‘feel’ of the map?Historical, modern, crowded, simple
4Affective and substantive design What is shown on the map and for what purpose?What is the substance of the map or layout?
5Map design considerations What is the map about?Who is the map for?How will the map be used?Are there technical limits?
6How should I tailor my map? Maps should be tailored to their audienceMap meant for a group of School District Officials:symbols & abbreviations unfamiliar to the general publicMaps should also be tailored to their usesReport map vs. Wall map:simple vs. elaboratecolor vs. black & white
7How can I present my data effectively? Graduated symbolsFeatures: locations, lines, areasValues: counts/amounts, ratios, ranksSource: ESRI, INC.
8How can I present my data effectively? Graduated colorsFeatures: areas, continuous phenomenaValues: counts/amounts, ratios, ranksSource: ESRI, INC.
9How can I present my data effectively? ChartsFeatures: areas, locationsValues: counts/amounts, ratios
10What should an effective map do? InformRevealClarifyConvince
17Understanding Fonts Fonts are the personality of a map Can be serious or carefreeMake sure they are legibleA single map will usually contain only 2 fonts: 1 serif & 1 san serif
18Understanding FontsCallouts use graphic elements to link a text element to a locationUse callouts sparingly; reserve them for when you need to clarify locations in a densely labeledUsing a callout for every label on a map would produce distracting and excessive visual clutter in most contexts
19Understanding Fonts Halos function much like shadows Also called "letter casing" & an "inline" in some design software, a halo can be used to decorate text or to subtly improve contrast with the background
20Elements of a effective map Carefully prepared & symbolized dataLegend to explain the symbolsA descriptive titleProjection informationA source statementOther elements:North ArrowScale BarNeatlineDisclaimer
21Elements of a effective map TitleNeatlineLegendNorth ArrowScale Bar
22Elements of a effective map Logo & CreationDateDavis Demographics & Planning, Inc. July 2008S:/district/sb_cnty/chaffey/arcmap/High School Boundaries.mxdData source
24Map Making Basics Layout view Adding elements to the layout Page & Print SetupLayout Tools toolbarDraw toolbarAdding elements to the layoutLegendNorth ArrowScale barChanging the map elements
25Page properties and techniques Page & Print Setup
26Page properties and techniques Set grids and guides
27Page properties and techniques Set grids and guidesUse them to align and distribute page elementsUse Graphics toolbar
28Map Making Basics Layout toolbar ZOOM IN ZOOM OUT PAN GO BACK to EXTENTGO FORWARD to EXTENTZOOM CONTROLFIXED ZOOM INFIXED ZOOM OUTZOOM WHOLE PAGEZOOM to 100%TOGGLE DRAFT MODEFOCUS DATA FRAMECHANGE LAYOUT
40Using ArcMap Templates What are templates?Contain static elementsSpeed map creationAre useful for creating map seriesStandardize layoutsCan be shared with other depts.Are stored in .mxt file format
41Using ArcMap Templates Using an existing templateAt start of ArcMap, choose a templateWithin ArcMap, switch to another templateLayout tool bar > Change layout
42Where are templates stored? ESRI produced templates are located in:
43Where are templates stored? Custom produced templates are saved in:Or can be saved on a network folder to be used by a dept.
44Using ArcMap Templates Create your own templateStart ArcmapCreate new map or open an existing map or templateCustomize your mapAdd layers & symbolsAdd other elements you want in templateDelete data layers before you save the templateSave map document as an ArcMap template