Files with the extension .mxd are ArcMap document files. MXD files are created by Esri’s ArcMap, a component of the ArcGIS suite of GIS software.
ArcMap is a component of Esri’s suite of desktop GIS software programs. Users of ArcGIS use ArcMap primarily to create, edit, analyze, and display geospatial information. Saved ArcMap files have the .mxd extension. This file format is only usable within ArcMap. To share maps created within ArcMap, most cartographers will […]
You can easily calculated geometry in ArcMap with a few simple steps. Calculating geometry in ArcGIS allows you to find the area and perimeter of your polygons. Here are the step for calculating the area of a polygon using ArcGIS. These steps can also be replicated for calculating the perimeter […]
If you want to create a zone of equidistance around a geographic feature you will need to understand buffering. Buffering is an important tool for determining the area covered within a specific location. For example, you may buffer school locations to visualize the areas that are within 1000′ feet of […]
ESRI is offering a free online seminar of note to those who use ArcMap: 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 […]