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GIS Fundamentals: Thematic Maps

This third GIS Fundamentals course covers the basics of making several kinds of thematic maps, including choropleth, dot density, and proportional symbol maps.

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Course Info

  • Duration 10 video lessons (55 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2014
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  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. Introduction to Thematic Maps (3 mins)
  • 3. Getting Our Data (8 mins)
  • 4. Setting Up Our Map (9 mins)
  • 5. Data Classification (2 mins)
  • 6. Introduction to Choropleth Maps (2 mins)
  • 7. Choropleth Maps in ArcGIS (10 mins)
  • 8. Dot Density Maps in ArcGIS (7 mins)
  • 9. Proportional Symbol Maps in ArcGIS (5 mins)
  • 10. Course Wrap Up (2 mins)

Course Description

This is the third course in the Geographic Information Systems Fundamentals series. This course covers how to create thematic maps using Esri's ArcGIS software. We'll cover the basics of making several different kinds of thematic maps, including choropleth, dot density, and proportional symbol maps. These maps allow data to be arranged visually while appropriately highlighting important aspects of the built and natural environment.

Learn these skills

  • Data Visualization
  • GIS
  • Mapping
  • Technology
  • ArcGIS

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

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Mike Ernst

Mike Ernst

Mike Ernst is an urban planner and designer whose work has focused on participatory planning, community outreach and innovative urban design through creative and engaging visual communication.

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