Design & Cartography Matter

Looking for 10.3 or Pro content?

Documentation and other resources for this ArcGIS capability can be accessed from, a new site focused on ArcGIS for Desktop users. In about three weeks we will begin redirecting to that page. Documentation for 10.2 and earlier releases will continue to be accessible.

Don't wait. Begin exploring now!

Design & Cartography Matter

If you are motivated by making your knowledge meaningful and useful to others, then you will want to make your maps well. With ArcGIS 10.1 creating data and maps, and then serving them to ArcGIS Online has never been easier, but knowing how to create great looking data and how to apply sound cartographic principles still requires effort and expertise. The Mapping Resource Center contains a wealth of mapmaking resources to help you. These include

  • Ready to use map designs in the form of map templates
  • Tips for creating distinctive cartographic effects
  • A forum to collaborate with other map makers
  • A community of like-minded professionals

This map is interactive, you can pan or zoom by dragging a rectangle with your mouse while pressing the Shift-key or Shift- and Ctrl-keys.