Learn to Use Map Templates, a New Resource from ESRI

                         Tune In to a Free Live Training Seminar about Using Templates to Improve Mapmaking Skills

Redlands, California—June 10, 2009—ESRI now offers map templates as a new resource to help ArcGIS software users make great-looking, professional-quality maps for print, the Web, and mobile applications.

Getting Started with Map Templates, a live training seminar airing at www.esri.com/lts on Thursday, June 25, 2009, will walk geographic information system (GIS) professionals and cartographers through the process of working with the templates. The times will be 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. (Pacific daylight time).

Mapmaking is an art that requires skill and, often, a lot of experience. But making high-grade maps will be much easier when using the cartography and data designs from these templates with your organization's geographic information. The templates, created by ESRI's cartographers, include examples of map documents, data models, and geoprocessing tools. Each template is a complete solution for a given type of map.

The seminar's presenter will explain how to get started using the templates and how to adapt the cartographic and data designs to other maps.

Attendees will also learn about

  • How to download map templates from the ESRI Resource Center at http://resources.esri.com/maptemplates
  • What the map template kits contain
  • How to use data with a map template
  • Different kinds of map templates (e.g., street, topographic, and local government maps)
  • Publishing map templates as mapping services via ArcGIS Online

Mapmakers from any organization who want to create professional-grade maps will find this live training seminar interesting and useful. GIS professionals and cartographers who are familiar with ArcGIS Desktop software and make maps on a regular basis will benefit.

A broadband Internet connection and an ESRI Global Account are needed to watch the seminar. Creating a global account is easy and free: visit www.esri.com/lts, click Login, and register your name and address. A few weeks after the live presentation, the seminar will be archived and available for viewing on the ESRI Training and Education Web site.

For more information about this free live training seminar, as well as upcoming classes, visit www.esri.com/training.

About ESRI Educational Services

With more than 200 courses to choose from, ESRI Educational Services is a recognized leader in geographic information system training. Courses cover a variety of topics related to ESRI software, the theory underlying GIS technology, and applying GIS tools to find solutions in particular fields, all while combining hands-on experience, interactivity, and instructional support to create an effective learning environment. Visit www.esri.com/training for more information.

About ESRI

Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysisESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.



Carla Wheeler, ESRI
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