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

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Once it’s done you may want to list it on our Global Environmental Risk Atlas website. There is nothing to purchase. Once you get the tutorial and work through it, drop arcexploorer a line and let me know how you are doing.

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.

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You will have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages to determine what is best for you. Beyond this, we make no guarantee as to its suitability for any purpose.

We do promise that using this tutorial, associated programs and data may be fun, entertaining, educational and even very frustrating at times. In our work we use GIS to map toxic facilities, air pollution and the like. Learn more about us and view some of our projects and services.


It really is a limitless field and there is yet so much to do. 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 tuforial how you will benefit from using this tutorial. We assume no liability or responsibility for errors or inaccuracies. Others include environmental planning, traffic analysis and much more.

Since then I have done more research and more mapping for on- and offline projects. A key piece fell into place awhile ago. Arcsxplorer understand that you use this tutorial, map layers and data at your own risk. Search below and you may find just what you are looking for.

There are applications for maps and a need for mapmakers in nearly all fields. Without simple street maps this relatively easy task would be much more difficult. In my work, I’ve always used Maptitude because it’s faster, cheaper and has more free data than all the rest. We’ve been online since and have created ‘s of pages.

Email me and I’ll find it for you. Some common uses for maps and GIS are to target sales and marketing areas; redraw congressional districts; find the best route between point a and 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.

You will not pay anything additional to learn how to use the program or for any maps. Subscribe to RSS headline updates from: It has, but not as much as I had hoped.


You are more than welcome to do so. Folks could zoom in, pan around and click on facilities and get information about current and past Toxic Release Inventory TRI releases and transfers.

Free GIS tutorial and shapefile atlas using arcexplorer

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 have provided more background below if you are interested.

Please read on to find out what the tutorial includes and what you will learn. Maps bring raw and often boring data to life. 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.

My need to do this grew out of my frustration as a researcher. One “spin-off” was my being hired by Environmental Defense to do the first 2 years of the mapping interface for their Chemical Scorecard.

Showing folks maps of toxic facilities on the arecxplorer was one thing, helping them learn how to do it themselves was something else. Post them at the MapCruzin Blog. Maybe some that have never been applied before.