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This is a freely available Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course geared towards GIS and weather and climate  students and practitioners. This course is intended to teach basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts, methods and terminology using weather and climate case studies. 

Section 1 - Basic GIS Fundamentals

Exercise 4 - Cartographic Mapping

Technical skills you will learn:

  • Work in the Layout View to design a map.
  • Work with different map elements.
  • Disseminate and share your map.

Required Software

ArcGIS 10.0 or higher

ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro Download (28.82 MB)


Jennifer Boehnert, National Center for Atmospheric Research

J. Greg Dobson, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Patricia Carbajales, Clemson University

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