ArcGIS Explorer Desktop is a free, downloadable GIS viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualize, and share GIS information. Engine, SDE, the ESRI globe logo, GIS by ESRI, and the ArcExplorer logo are . tutorial. The tutorial guides you through some basic steps for getting data into. Learn GIS the easy way with learn2Map free GIS Tutorial and shapefile atlas.

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There is nothing to purchase. I found that very few people had a clue about TRI or what it could tell them about the risks posed by industrial facilities in their communities. I “picked up” my GIS and data skills as I went along as I had no professional training in cartography or GIS and it was not supported in my department. We’ve been online since and have created ‘s of pages. We would have to read instructions, line-by-line, and sort of imagine the geography described in the instructions and superimpose that with what we see as we progress to our destination.

But maps are more than a navigational aid. Once it’s done you may want to list it on our Global Environmental Risk Atlas website. Click here to see a few of the projects that we have done with GIS. While we try to assure the accuracy of this material, we cannot promise that it is absolutely accurate. Subscribe to RSS headline updates from: If you have a specific project in mind, I would love to hear about it.

Most of us use maps frequently. Maps make this task so much easier. Of course, if someone didn’t already have a GIS program and the expertise, the map layers wouldn’t do them much good.

If you have data, GIS project or custom shapefile needs send me an email. In our work we use GIS to map toxic facilities, air pollution and the like. These were the first interactive U. Showing folks maps of toxic facilities on the web was one thing, helping them learn how to do it themselves was something else. I have provided more background below if you are interested.


Others include environmental planning, traffic analysis and much more. No previous GIS or mapping experience is required! In just a few minutes you can begin to learn how to create sophisticated maps.

In my work, I’ve always used Maptitude because it’s faster, cheaper and has more free data than all the rest. Since then I have done more research and more mapping for on- and offline projects.

Please read on to find out what the tutorial includes and what you will learn. For a brief introduction to GIS, what it is, and how it is used, click here and then return to this page to learn more about how you will benefit from using this tutorial. I got my start doing environmental justice research as an undergraduate at UCSC.

I began arcexplorerr offering free map layers. This was all great, but it still didn’t “get it” for me. Outreach, at the time at least, really “sucked. States Counties Highways Railroads Airports And many more We also include sample layers for an individual county full instructions are provided that show you how to obtain these layers for any county for free.

You will have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages to determine what is best for you.

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Post arcexplordr at the MapCruzin Blog. Maps bring raw and often boring data to life. There are applications for maps and a need for mapmakers in nearly all fields. We have probably all done this. Some common uses for maps and GIS are to target sales and marketing areas; redraw congressional districts; find the best route between point a ttuorial point b; determine the race, ethnicity and income of folks living certain distances from a facility that pollutes the air; locate clusters of families with certain diseases.


It is one of the main reasons I went online with mapcruzin.

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Search below and you may find just what you are looking for. It has, but not as much as I had hoped. Accuracy arvexplorer Suitability The data, software and other items made available with this tutorial may come from a variety of U. In fact, the demo used to raise the funding for scorecard was a slightly modified version of our Santa Cruz TRI. Without simple street maps this relatively easy task would be much more difficult.

My need to do this grew out of my frustration as a researcher. Please understand that you use this tutorial, map layers and data at your own risk. It really tutoriial a limitless field and there is yet so much to do. Tutoriak “spin-off” was my being hired by Environmental Defense to do the first 2 years of the mapping interface for their Chemical Scorecard. Maps can provide answers to questions not found elsewhere and make you ask questions you never would have thought to ask.

You will not pay anything additional to learn how to use the program or for any maps. Folks could zoom in, pan around and click on facilities and get information about current and past Toxic Release Inventory TRI releases and transfers.

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Layers for the entire U. We created the first U. The easy-to-follow step-by-step distance learning online tutorial is based on free resources.

Learn more about us and view some of our projects and services. You are more than welcome to do so.

Once you get the tutorial and work through it, drop me a line and let me know how you are doing. A key piece fell into place awhile ago.