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What is ArcMap

ArcMap is a primary desktop applications for GIS professional It is a central application used in ArcGIS Desktop.

A Quick Tour of ArcMap

ArcMap Tutorial for Beginners

arcgis tutorial

Open ArcMap Application and Connect Folder

1. Open ArcMap application, a new untitled map open > Click Catalog tool from the Standard toolbar. Now see  the Catalog window opens on the right side.

catalog in arcgis tutorial

2. Navigate to the Folder Connections node > Right-click and choose Connect. To Folder > choose your Folder and OK .

Once you have established a folder connection, you can use the Catalog window to navigate folder, show your data or map.

3. Add data to ArcMap by dragging datasets into the data frame (Right-click an item and select Item Description to view and edit its metadata).

catalog connect folder in ArcMap

Georeferencing in ArcMap

Perform Ground to Image Georeferencing

Perform Image to Image Georeferencing


Shapefiles are simple, non-topological vector format for storing the Geometric location and attribute informatian of geographic features.

A Shapefile is one of the spatial data formats that you can work with and edit in ArcGIS. Geographic features in a Shapefile can be represented by points, lines, or polygons.

Create Shapefiles (Vector file) in ArcGIS

Digitization (Raster 2 Vector Conversion)

The Digitization is the process of converting information into a digital forms.

Digitization in ArcGIS


Layout is a decoration, and its final step for mapping.

layout in arcgis

A page layout is a collection of map elements organized on a virtual page designed and map printing. Common map elements include one or more data frames, a scale bar, north arrow, map title, and a legend. For geographic reference, you can add grids or graticules.

Create Layout in ArcMap

sikkim layout view arcgis- arcmap
Sikkim Population Density Map Layout

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