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Mapmaking: A community hands-on workshop for Science Festival 2016: Mapmaking and GIS

Michigan State University Map Library, April 16, 2016

Log in to ArcGIS Online

Go to ArcGIS Online sign in page

  • Username: MSUScienceFest
  • Password: Spartans
  • Go to "My Content" and click the down arrow next to one of the available web maps.  Choose 'Open in Map Viewer'

arconline add new content

 

Search for layers and click "Add" next to the layer you want.  Some will only display if you are zoomed in.

Adding layer to ArcOnline

Changing Symbols

  

 

  1. Click on the down arrow next to a layer
  2. Choose 'Change Style'
  3. Atribute should be 'show location only'
  4. Click Options
  5. Click on the existing symbol to change it

 

Adding Layers

   

 

   Click on "Add" -- "Search for Layers"

   Search for "north country trail" then click "Add" next to the entry

Files for the Workshop

These are Shapefile layersYou may either download them here or, if you are attending the workshop, from the desktop of your laptop.

In ArcGIS Online, click on Add - Add layer from File.  Browse to the file location then click "Add Layer."

To change the picture, right-click on the picture below and select 'Copy Link Location." Then in ArcGIS Online next to a layer select "Change Symbols," Options, Change Symbol, Add an Image, then paste in the URL.  Click Apply, and Done.

Name of Feature File(s) for download Icons (copy link)
Cell Phone Towers in Michigan cell-mich2.zip  

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Fish Stocking Sites

fish.zip

Quilt Stores within 150 miles of Lansing

quilting-all.zip

Businesses Named "Spartan"

spartans-in-mich.zip

 

These are text layers

Right-click on each link location and choose "Copy Link Location." Then In ArcGIS Online, click on Add - Add layer from web -- paste URL -- Pull down the list and choose "A CSV File" and click "Add Layer."

To change the picture, right-click on the picture below and select 'Copy Link Location."

Then in ArcGIS Online next to a layer select "Change Symbols," Options, Change Symbol, Add an Image, then paste in the URL.  Click Apply, and Done.

Name of Feature File(s) for download Icons (copy link)
Waterfalls in Michigan                                        mi-waterfalls.txt
MSU Main Library library.txt

Map Data Sites

Subject Guide

Kathleen Weessies
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