Designing Maps with ArcGIS



This course teaches how to create attractive maps that are easy to interpret and properly designed for their audience and delivery medium, with an emphasis on applying fundamental cartographic design principles. You will learn how to follow a standard cartographic workflow to efficiently produce high-quality maps for print and online use.

Who Should Attend

Cartographers and GIS analysts, specialists, mapping technicians, and others who need to produce maps using ArcGIS software.


After completion of this course you will be able to:


Completion of ArcGIS II: Essential Workflows or equivalent knowledge is required.

Course Outline

Cartographic planning process 

Evaluating data

Cartographic design principles

Advanced symbology techniques

Map text

Designing a map for the web

Creating maps for print

Creating map layouts and map series