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Training Documents

Training IconAvailable self-paced training documents are listed below. Prior to getting started, find out how to download and install the Esri ArcGIS Desktop software by visiting the Software section of this website. Also find out information on available licensing levels, what each level offers and how to request licenses, by visiting the Licensing section of this website.


ArcGIS Desktop
​​This section offers the basics for those new to using Esri GIS desktop software. Listed documents offer step-by-step instructions and provide a strong foundation for understanding and maximizing the capabilities of the software.

  • pdf iconHow to Add Web Services in ArcGIS Desktop (MD iMAP 2.0)
  • pdf iconHow to Add WFS Services to ArcGIS Desktop
  • pdf iconHow to Apply Color Infrared Symbology to an Image Service
  • pdf iconHow to Geocode in ArcGIS Desktop
  • pdf iconHow to Join Data and Cartographically Display Results in ArcGIS Desktop​
  • pdf iconHow to Use the Maryland Composite Locator in ArcGIS Desktop
  • ArcGIS Online​
    This section offers guides for those using Esri ArcGIS Online (AGOL) and the MD iMAP Template administered through AGOL. An ArcGIS Online user account is required. Go to the ArcGIS Online Overview page to find out how to obtain these credentials.

  • pdf iconHow to Build An ArcGIS Online Application
  • - Sample Data​
  • pdf iconEsri Quick Start Guide to ArcGIS Online Organizations
  • pdf iconBrowser Setting Adjustments for Issues Configuring MD iMAP Template in Google Chrome
  • Please contact the GIO Office at service.desk@maryland.gov for more information or with suggestions for additional training resources.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)
    This section provides tutorials to access the Maryland LiDAR topography services. Listed documents provide step-by-step instructions for accessing and deriving data from LiDAR Image Services.

  • pdf iconHow to Access the Maryland LiDAR Topography Server
  • pdf iconHow to Extract from Image Services in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • pdf iconHow to Access Image Service Functions in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • pdf iconHow to Reclassify Raster Datasets in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • pdf iconHow to Generate Contours in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • pdf iconHow to Perform a Viewshed Analysis in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • pdf iconHow to Delineate Watersheds in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • pdf iconHow to Build LAS Datasets and Render in 3D Using in ArcGIS for Desktop

  • Video Tutorials for all of these training modules are also available from the MD iMAP YouTube Channel

    CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) Software
    This section offers the basics on how to access MD iMAP services using non-Esri desktop software. Listed documents provide step-by-step instructions for those working in MicroStation, but can be adapted for users working in other software environments.

  • pdf iconHow to Access Image Service in MicroStation v8i​ (MD iMAP 2.0)
  • Six Inch Resolution (Statewide Coverage)
    - XWMS File - MD iMAP Imagery Six Inch State Plane Feet EPSG:2248​
    - XWMS File - MD iMAP Imagery Six Inch State Plane Feet HARN EPSG:2893​
    - XWMS File - MD iMAP Imagery Six Inch State Plane Feet 2011 EPSG:6488​
    - XWMS File - MD iMAP Imagery Six Inch State Plane Meters EPSG:26985​
    - XWMS File - MD iMAP Imagery Six Inch State Plane Meters 2011 EPSG:6487​
    - XWMS File - MD iMAP Imagery Six Inch Web Mercator EPSG:3857​
    - XWMS File - MD iMAP Imagery Six Inch WGS 1984 EPSG:4326​

    Three Inch Resolution (Select Coverage)
    - XWMS File - MD iMAP Imagery Three Inch State Plane Feet EPSG:2248​
    - XWMS File - MD iMAP Imagery Three Inch State Plane Meters EPSG:26985​
    - XWMS File - MD iMAP Imagery Three Inch Web Mercator EPSG:3857​
    - XWMS File - MD iMAP Imagery Three Inch WGS 1984 EPSG:4326​

    Other
    ​​This section offers instructions on other resources, including internet browser-based tools and open source products. Listed documents offer step-by-step instructions and provide a strong foundation for understanding and maximizing the capabilities of each resource.

  • pdf iconHow to Use the Maryland Statewide Imagery Download Tool
  • pdf iconHow to Use the Maryland Statewide LiDAR Download Tool
  • To obtain more information about scheduling single user or group on-site training, please contact the GIO Office at service.desk@maryland.gov.


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