The Basics of ArcGIS

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To learn more about ArcMap click here to get to the ArcGIS website help page which will walk you through the basics of ArcMap.

What is ArcMap?

ArcMap represents geographic information as a collection of layers and other elements in a map view. This is the most used application of ArcGIS used. Here you can add layers of maps, edit the layers and create finished maps to present.

The ArcMap screen will look similar to this:

Here you can import layers from the internet or your computer and manipulate these layers. From this screen you can access your tool box and make your finished map product.