Tutorials

This topic provides a set of links to MAPublisher tutorials throughout the used to perform a number of common tasks. Find the tutorial that you would like to work through by clicking the links in the tables below.

To work through the MAPublisher tutorials, you need to access the tutorial data that was installed in:

Windows: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Avenza\MAPublisher\Tutorial Data
Mac: /Applications/Avenza/MAPublisher/Tutorial Data

Most of the MAPublisher tutorials were written in a generic way so that you can follow the steps using your own datasets.

Importing Map Data

Tutorial

Description

Link

Import a single data file

This tutorial shows you how to add a data file.

Import a Single Data File

Import multiple datasets simultaneously

This tutorial shows you how to add multiple datasets simultaneously.

Import Multiple Datasets Simultaneously

Import data to match an existing MAP Layer

This tutorial shows you how match imported data to an existing MAP layer.

Import Data to Match an Existing MAP Layer

Import data that requires optional settings

This tutorial shows you how to use optional format settings during data import.

Import Data that Requires Optional Settings

Import points from delimited XY text data

This tutorial shows you how to import delimited XY text data.

Import Points from Delimited XY Text Data

Import multiple data types

This tutorial shows you how to import different data formats together.

Import Multiple Data Types

Import multiple datasets with different coordinate systems

This tutorial shows you how to import different data formats with different coordinate systems together.

Import Multiple Datasets with Different Coordinate Systems

Import data to match an existing MAP View

This tutorial shows you how to import data and set the coordinate system using an existing MAP View.

Import Data to Match an Existing MAP View

Assign a source coordinate system before import

This tutorial shows you how to setup a MAP View and coordinate system before importing data.

Assign a Source Coordinate System Before Import

Transform a coordinate system on import

This tutorial shows you how to transform a coordinate system when importing data.

Transform a Coordinate System on Import

Import File geodatabase

This tutorial shows you how to import an File geodatabase and apply a spatial filter during the import process.

Import File Geodatabase

Import From ArcGIS Web Service

This tutorial shows you how to import an image layer from an ArcGIS Web Service available online.

Import From ArcGIS Web Service

MAP Views and Georeferencing

Tutorial

Description

Link

Create MAP View on import

This tutorial shows you how to create a MAP View when importing data, copy a MAP View from an existing MAPublisher document, and duplicate and delete a MAP View.

Create, Copy, Delete a MAP View

Transform Coordinate Systems by Drag and Drop

This tutorial shows you how to transform a coordinate system by drag and drop, how to drag new layers into different coordinate systems, and how to edit layer names using search and replace.

Transform Coordinate Systems by Drag and Drop

Specify a source coordinate system after import

This tutorial shows you how to specify a source coordinate system after adding data to the document.

Specify a Source Coordinate System After Import

Transform a coordinate system using the MAP View editor

This tutorial shows you how to transform a coordinate system using the MAP View editor and adjust the MAP View scale and position.

Transform a Coordinate System Using the MAP View Editor

Copy a coordinate system from one layer to another

This tutorial shows you how to copy a coordinate system from one layer to another.

Copy a Coordinate System from One Layer to Another

View coordinates and create a MAP Location

This tutorial shows you how to view map coordinates and create MAP Locations.

View Coordinates and Create a MAP Location

Create a new MAP View with Georeferencer

This tutorial shows you how to reference an unreferenced document and create a MAP View using the Georeferencer tool.

Using Georeferencer to Reference Vector Data

Export data to GIS formats

This tutorial shows you how to export features to GIS formats.

Export Features to GIS Formats

Export Document to Web Tiles

This tutorial shows you how to export the document to web tiles for web display.

Export Document To Web Tiles

MAP Attributes

Tutorial

Description

Link

Working with MAP Attributes

This tutorial shows you how to view, edit and zoom to MAP Attributes. It also shows you how to add a new column to the MAP Attribute table, change an existing column's properties, and create expressions to populate a column.

Working with MAP Attributes

Join tables

This tutorial shows you how to join the MAP Attributes table with another table from a file.

Joining Tables

Data Creation

Tutorial

Description

Link

Plot points, centroids and addresses

This tutorial shows you how to plot points, centroid and addresses.

Plotting Points, Centroids and Addresses

Create shapes with specific map dimensions

This tutorial shows you how to create shapes with specific map dimensions.

Create Shapes with Specific Map Dimensions

Geoprocessing

Tutorial

Description

Link

Crop data with MAP Vector Crop Tool

This tutorial shows you how to use the MAP Vector Crop Tool.

Cropping Map Features

Buffer art using an entered value

This tutorial shows you how to buffer art using an entered value.

Buffer Art Using a Value

Flip lines

This tutorial shows you how to flip lines.

Flipping Lines

Join lines based on attribute value

This tutorial shows you how to join lines based on attribute value.

Join Lines Based on Attribute Value

Simplify art

This tutorial shows you how to simplify art.

Simplify Art

Join points

This tutorial shows you how to join points together to create a line.

Joining Points

Join areas

This tutorial shows you how to join areas together.

Joining Areas

Using MAP Trim Tool

This tutorial shows you how to trim lines.

Using MAP Trim Tool

Using MAP Extend Tool

This tutorial shows you how to extend lines.

Using MAP Extend Tool

MAP Themes and Legends

Tutorial

Description

Link

Create an area stylesheet theme

This tutorial shows you how to create an area stylesheet theme.

Create Area Stylesheet Theme

Create a line stylesheet theme

This tutorial shows you how to create a line stylesheet theme.

Create Line Stylesheet Theme

Create a point stylesheet theme

This tutorial shows you how to create a point stylesheet theme.

Create a Point Stylesheet Theme

Batch generate stylesheet theme rules

This tutorial shows you how to batch generate stylesheet theme rules.

Batch Generate Stylesheet Theme Rules

Create a bar chart theme

This tutorial shows you how to create a bar chart theme.

Create Bar Chart Theme

Create a pie chart theme chart legend

This tutorial shows you how to create a pie chart theme and an accompanied chart legend.

Create Pie Chart Theme and Legend

Create a dot density theme

This tutorial shows you how to create a dot density theme.

Create Dot Density Theme

Labeling

Tutorial

Description

Link

Generate labels for a line layer using Label Features

This tutorial shows you how to label line features.

Labeling Line Features

Generate labels for an area layer using the MAP Tagger Tool

This tutorial shows you how to label areas using the MAP Tagger Tool.

Labeling Area Features Using MAP Tagger Tool

Create knockouts for labels

This tutorial shows you how to create knockouts for labels that hide contour lines.

Creating Knockouts for Labels

Labeling with MAPublisher Label Pro

This set of tutorials show you how to label with MAPublisher LabelPro, an available labeling add-on that uses custom rules and styles.

Labeling with MAPublisher LabelPro

Making Selections

Tutorial

Description

Link

Create an attribute selection, spatial selection, and art selection.

This tutorial shows you how to create selections including an attribute selection, spatial selection, and art selection.

Creating Selection Filters

Working with Images

Tutorial

Description

Link

Register an image with a reference file, register an image without a reference file, and export a place image.

This tutorial shows you how to register an image with an existing reference file, register an image without a reference file, and export a place image as a georeferenced raster file.

Working With Images

Grids, Graticules and Indexes

Tutorial

Description

Link

Create an index grid

This tutorial shows you how to create an index grid.

Creating an Index Grid

Create a graticule

This tutorial shows you how to create a graticule grid.

Creating a Graticule

Create a measured (UTM) grid

This tutorial shows you how to create a measured grid in UTM.

Creating a Measured Grid (UTM)

Create a feature based index and text based index

This tutorial shows you how to create both a feature based index and text based index.

Creating Feature and Text Indexes

Scale Bars and North Arrows

Tutorial

Description

Link

Create a scale bar and a north arrow

This tutorial shows you how to create both a scale bar and north arrow.

Creating a Scale Bar and North Arrow

MAP Web Author

Tutorial

Description

Link

Prepare a map for web tags

This tutorial shows you how to prepare a map for web tags.

Prepare the Map for Web Tags

Create web tag callouts

This tutorial shows you how to create web tag callouts.

Create Web Tag Callouts

Export to HTML5

This tutorial shows you how to Export to HTML5.

Export to HTML

Geospatial PDF Export

Tutorial

Description

Link

Export document to geospatial PDF

This tutorial shows you how to export the document to geospatial PDF format.

Exporting to Geospatial PDF

 

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Last updated: 12/2/2020