Learn Best Practices for Making and Sharing High-Quality Maps

ESRI Seminars Will Explain How to Use Map Templates and Other Resources

Redlands, California — March 03, 2010 —
ESRI’s expert cartographers create map templates to help ESRI software users make their own top-quality, beautiful maps for use in print, online, or mobile applications.

Next week, ESRI will host a free, live training seminar to demonstrate how to use these valuable templates and other resources. Best Practices for Working with Map Templates will air at www.esri.com/lts 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 www.esri.com/bettermaps 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 www.esri.com/lts, click Login, and register your name and address. A few weeks after the live presentation, this seminar will be archived and available for viewing on the ESRI Training Web site .

About ESRI Educational Services

With more than 200 courses to choose from, ESRI Educational Services is a recognized leader in geographic information system training. Courses cover a variety of topics related to ESRI software, the theory underlying GIS technology, and applying GIS tools to find solutions in particular fields, all while combining hands-on experience, interactivity, and instructional support to create an effective learning environment. Visit
www.esri.com/training for more information.

About ESRI

Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com/news.


Carla Wheeler
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