Smart mapping is an exciting capability that will change how you make maps in ArcGIS. Whether you're an expert or novice, with smart mapping it's never been easier to create visually stunning maps that tell the stories you want to tell.

How does it work?

We've updated the map-making workflow based on the philosophy that making visually beautiful maps should be easy for everyone. Here is what you can expect:

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Workflows analyze your data and suggest the best way to represent it.

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We also suggest visible ranges so you'll see your data at scales that makes sense.

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Smart defaults take the guesswork out of setting up many of the map properties.

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You get to preview your styling choices on your screen.

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Based on the basemap you select, we can automatically suggest and coordinate colors and other map styling.

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With Smart Mapping, you can easily explore your data to discover new patterns.

Making Your Data Work for You

Use the Change Style button to make changes to how your data is displayed. See your changes immediately on your map. Make as many changes as you like until you're happy with how your data looks.

The Getting Started with Smart Mapping video shows you how to get started with smart mapping and ArcGIS Online.
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