ArcGIS Explorer: An introduction to mapmaking using GIS

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ArcGIS Explorer is a free, basic and easy-to-use geographic information system (GIS). GIS is used for making maps and performing spatial queries and analysis. While the functionality of Explorer is very limited, and probably inadequate for many university-level users, it is taught here as an important stepping stone to the more complex and powerful ArcGIS Desktop.

  • Key principles of GIS and geographic data
  • Downloading and installing ArcGIS Explorer
  • The user interface and menu structure
  • 2D/3D navigation and map projection
  • Adding content to a map by drawing objects or opening existing GIS files
  • Applying new visual styles to map content
  • Querying GIS files
  • Importing digital imagery and extracting features
  • Saving maps and outputting map images