Thursday, June 11, 2009

How to make maps with ESRI templates

Do you wanna learn how to create maps using ESRI templates? ESRI now offers map templates as a new resource to help ArcGIS software users make great-looking, professional-quality maps for print, the Web, and mobile applications.

Getting Started with Map Templates, a live training seminar airing at on Thursday, June 25, 2009, will walk GIS professionals and cartographers through the process of working with the templates. The times will be 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. (Pacific daylight time).

The templates, created by ESRI's cartographers, include examples of map documents, data models, and geoprocessing tools. Each template is a complete solution for a given type of map. The seminar's presenter will explain how to get started using the templates and how to adapt the cartographic and data designs to other maps.

Attendees will also learn about:

• How to download map templates from the ESRI Resource Center at
• What the map template kits contain
• How to use data with a map template
• Different kinds of map templates (e.g., street, topographic, and local government maps)
• Publishing map templates as mapping services via ArcGIS Online

For more information about this free live training seminar, as well as upcoming classes, visit


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