Desktop GIS software has many uses but most activities can be classified as cartography, geoprocessing or database development.
The Layout view in ArcMap includes a set of cartographic (map-making) tools. But just having the tools doesn’t automatically result in informative, nice-looking maps. Users need to become familiar with the art and science of cartography as well. We’ve identified some helpful reference documents and websites for ArcMap users who need to beef up their knowledge of standard cartographic practices. CHECK IT OUT