Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Free ESRI Live Online Training Seminar

Next week, ESRI will host a free, live online training seminar. Best Practices for Working with Map Templates will air at on Thursday, March 4, at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. Pacific standard time. Cartographers, geographic information system (GIS) professionals, and ArcGIS Desktop users of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. Some familiarity with ArcGIS Desktop is recommended.

Using the cartography, sample data, and tools provided in the templates, GIS professionals and others can produce professional-quality maps that support an organization’s daily operations. This seminar explores techniques and best practices to integrate one’s own data with a map template and share the resulting work with others.

Attendees will learn:

* How to access map templates
* What types of resources are included with a map template
* Considerations to take into account when configuring data for use with a map template
* How to create a template-based map that showcases their work
* Best practices for sharing their work

In addition to this online seminar, ESRI will host a free half-day seminar, Better Ways to Design and Share Maps, this spring. The seminar will be held in more than 60 cities nationwide from April through early June 2010. Visit for more information.

At the half-day seminar, attendees will learn tips, best practices, and more efficient workflows for making maps using the maps, data, and services readily available in ArcGIS. They will also find out about valuable information and tools available from the online ArcGIS Resource Centers and learn how to share maps with colleagues and the GIS community.

A broadband Internet connection and an ESRI Global Account are needed to watch the Best Practices for Working with Map Templates online seminar on March 4. Creating a global account is easy and free: Visit, click Login, and register your name and address.


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