Cartography with Map Production System--Atlas

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					                               Cartography with Map Production System--Atlas


Duration: 2 days (16 hours)



Overview:
PLTS Map Production System-Atlas (an extension to ArcGIS Desktop) is a cartographic production
application that provides tools for creating high-quality, high-volume map products, automated map books,
and reference grids based on product specifications. In this course, you learn how to use the Map
Production System-Atlas (MPS-Atlas) extension to create high-quality cartographic products. You work
with MPS-Atlas cartographic tools to create and manage a map series (map book) and learn different
techniques for symbolizing data, working with geographic representations, and creating dynamic text and
tables in the layout. Additionally, the course discusses creating and applying reference grids to layouts
using the Grid Manager tools.


Those completing this course will be able to:
•     Understand basic cartographic concepts.
•     Create a map series with the PLTS Map Production System-Atlas extension.
•     Symbolize features using batch symbolization methods.
•     Understand geographic representations and implement them with Visual Specifications.
•     Create and apply dynamic table elements to a layout or a map series.
•     Create reference grids.
•     Batch print and export cartographic products.


Topics Covered:
• Introducing the Map Production System-Atlas extension: Cartographic workflow with PLTS; Review of
    core cartographic concepts; Review of ArcMap layout tools; Working with labels and expressions;
    Creating and editing annotation; Overview of the MPS-Atlas components.
• Creating a map series: Map series options; Defining the area of interest; Working with templates;
    MPS-Atlas tab; Element tab; Adding map surround; Dynamic text.
• Managing the series: Data frame managers; Creating element rules; Element manager; Printing and
    exporting.
• Symbology: Symbology options with MPS-Atlas; Valid Value Tables and the PLTS Symbology
    Renderer; PLTS Map Gallery; PLTS Views.
• Visual Specifications tool: Representations in ArcGIS; Working with visual specifications; Configuring
    the VST tool.
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• Graphic Table Element: Defining the Graphic Table Element (GTE); Creating a new table; Defining
  data fields; Creating filters; Table properties; Applying to a map series.
• Grid Manager: Definition of Grid Manager; Grid Creation Wizard; Applying to a map series.
• Grid design: Creating the XML; Explaining grid components; Working with UTM Zippers; Exporting
  grids.




Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for project managers, spatial data managers, and GIS technicians who will be
involved in creating cartographic products using the PLTS Map Production System-Atlas extension. This
course is appropriate for anyone using PLTS Foundation as well as the PLTS Mapping Agency Solution
and PLTS Defense Solutions. This course is also appropriate for anyone using a stand-alone license of
the PLTS Map Production System-Atlas extension.


Prerequisites and recommendations:
Students should have completed Introduction to ArcGIS I or Learning ArcGIS Desktop or have
equivalent knowledge. Completion of Introduction to ArcGIS II and Cartography with ArcGIS is
recommended.



Software Used in Course:
This course is designed to work with the following software:
ArcGIS Desktop
ArcInfo 9.3


ArcGIS Extensions
Map Production System Atlas 9.2
PLTS Foundation 9.2


For further details please contact:
Midrand                              Queen Mofokeng                                  (011) 238 6300
KwaZulu Natal                        Patricia van Schalkwyk                          (031) 303 5356
Port Elizabeth                       Daphne Mhala                                    (041) 372 4566
Cape Town                            Kathi Wöhl                                      (021) 422 4620




ESRI South Africa | Reg No: 1989/006809/07 | VAT No: 4940101092
Block A, Whitby Manor, 167 14th Road, Noordwyk Ext 61, Midrand | P.O. Box 652, Halfway House, South Africa, 1685
Tel: +27 11 238 6300 | Fax: +27 11 238 6310 | Alternative Cell numbers: +27 83 601 2397 | +27 82 893 3108
www.esri-southafrica.com
P McKivergan (Managing Director), L Modise (Director)

				
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