GIS Video Tutorials

Organisation: The Rivers Trust

Location: National

Type: Technical Support & Training

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Below you can find links to a series of online video tutorials to help CaBA partnerships get started with using GIS.

Tutorials include:

  • An introduction to ArcGIS Pro: Get started using some of the most common tools and features in ArcGIS Pro.
  • An introduction to ArcGIS Online StoryMaps: Learn how to create a StoryMap using the new template and see how others are using them.
  • Making beautiful StoryMaps: Learn about finding the story and how to keep readers engaged, including tips on where to find high quality free imagery and on making infographics and animations to bring your StoryMap to life.
  • Creating maps in ArcGIS Online: Learn how to create, customise and share an online map.
  • Introduction to ArcGIS Online Dashboards: Be inspired by examples and get started creating a simple dashboard.
  • ArcGIS Online Admin: Tips and tricks to help you administer your ArcGIS Online Organisational account.
  • Working with LiDAR: Learn how to use freely available LiDAR to generate a DTM, start identifying potential opportunities for river restoration and calculate pond storage volumes.
  • Working with OS Data: Learn more about how CaBA partnerships can access and use OS mapping data.

We will add to this page as new tutorials are developed. If you have any questions, would like to see tutorials on a particular topic or need GIS support please Contact Us.

1. Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

Get started using some of the most common tools and features in ArcGIS Pro. These videos are particularly aimed at people looking to move from ArcGIS Desktop to ArcGIS Pro.

Introduction to ArcGIS Pro: Setting up a new project and optimising settings (6 mins)

Create a new ArcGIS Pro project and tips to optimise your settings.

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Introduction to ArcGIS Pro: Adding data from different sources (7 mins)

Learn how to add data from the CaBA Data Package, ArcGIS Online and Microsoft Excel.

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Introduction to ArcGIS Pro: Creating a new feature class (11 mins)

Create and edit a new feature class, use the measure and select data tools to query data and export a feature class to a shapefile.

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Introduction to ArcGIS Pro: Publishing to ArcGIS Online (15 mins)

Learn how to publish a hosted feature service and hosted tile layer from ArcGIS Pro to ArcGIS Online.

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Introduction to ArcGIS Pro: Working with map layouts (7 mins)

Learn how to customise a layout view in ArcGIS Pro and export your map to a variety of formats.

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Introduction to ArcGIS Pro: Introduction to model builder (8 mins)

Learn how to create a simple model and toolbox to automate your geoprocessing workflows.

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2. Introduction to ArcGIS Online StoryMaps

Find out more about ArcGIS Online StoryMaps and how they can be used to support your Catchment Partnership. Watch our “Creating a StoryMap” tutorials for tips and tricks and an introduction to developing your own StoryMap using the new ArcGIS StoryMap template.

Overview of ArcGIS Online and StoryMaps for CaBA Partnerships (20 mins)

What is ArcGIS Online? What are StoryMaps and how are CaBA partnerships using them? What resources do you need to get started?

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StoryMap Inspiration (15 mins)

Be inspired by how other CaBA Partnerships are using StoryMaps.

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Creating a StoryMap (20 mins)

Get started using the new ArcGIS StoryMap template (full length demo).

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Creating a StoryMap: Setting a title page and theme (2.5 mins)

Create a new StoryMap and set up the basics.

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Creating a StoryMap: Adding media (4 mins)

Learn how to add text, images, video content to your StoryMap.

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Creating a StoryMap: Using immersive blocks - Slideshow and Sidecar (6 mins)

Learn about immersive blocks including how to add Map Action buttons to a Sidecar.

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Creating a StoryMap: Using immersive blocks - Map tour (4 mins)

A quick demonstration of how to create a simple map tour.

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Creating a StoryMap: Using the swipe tool (2 mins)

Learn how to use the swipe tool with before and after photographs.

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Creating a StoryMap: Using Express Maps (10 mins)

Create and embed a simple, annotated map within your StoryMap - no GIS experience required.

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Creating a StoryMap: Preview & publish your StoryMap (4.5 mins)

Preview your StoryMap on different devices. Learn about autosave and what to do if you make a major error.

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Creating a StoryMap: Making a Collection (1 min)

Learn how to add multiple StoryMaps together to create a StoryMap Collection.

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Creating a StoryMap: Adding Google Analytics to your StoryMap (1 min)

Quick demo of how to add a Google Analytics ID.

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3. Making Beautiful StoryMaps

Learn about finding the story, communicating your key messages and how to keep readers engaged, including tips on where to find high quality free imagery and on making infographics and animations to bring your StoryMap to life.

Making beautiful StoryMaps: Sewage in our rivers StoryMap (1 min)

Be inspired by this great StoryMap example.

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Making beautiful StoryMaps: Why bother? (4.5 mins)

Learn about reader engagement and how the structure and look of your StoryMap can help keep your readers' attention.

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Making beautiful StoryMaps: Where to find stock photos (4.5 mins)

Tips and tricks to source high quality imagery for your StoryMap.

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Making beautiful StoryMaps: Making giffs and infographics (15 mins)

Tools and tips to help you started making giffs and infographics.

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Making beautiful StoryMaps: Layout and finding the story (7 mins)

Learn how to engage your audience, find the story and structure your StoryMap.

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4. Create an online map using ArcGIS Online

Learn how to create, customise and share online maps using ArcGIS Online. For those without access to GIS there is also a short demonstration of how to create a simple online map using Google My Maps.

Creating an online map: Adding data from the CaBA Data Package (10 mins)

Learn how to add data from the CaBA online data package and filter it to your catchment.

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Creating an online map: Adding data from the web (5.5 mins)

Learn how to add data from a variety of online source including the ArcGIS Online catalogue, the Living Atlas, a WMS and ArcGIS rest service.

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Creating an online map: Adding data from Microsoft Excel (3.5 mins)

Upload your own point data to ArcGIS Online from Microsoft Excel.

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Creating an online map: Customising symbology, pop-ups and labels (12 mins)

An introduction to creating static and dynamic pop-ups including hyperlinks, images and graphs, plus basic symbology and labels.

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Creating an online map: Sharing your map online (1.5 mins)

A quick overview of sharing your completed map with others.

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Creating an online map: Using Google My Maps (12 mins)

What if you don't have ArcGIS Online? This demo shows you how to create a simple online map without using GIS.

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5. Introduction to ArcGIS Online Dashboards

Learn how to create a simple dashboard and be inspired by others.

Dashboard Inspiration (15 mins)

Be inspired by example dashboards and see how other CaBA partnerships are using them to share citizen science data with volunteers.

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Creating a simple Dashboard (15 mins)

Get started using ArcGIS Dashboards and learn how to add and format elements.

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6. ArcGIS Online Administration

Tips and ticks to help with administering your ArcGIS Online Organisational account. Learn about credits and ways to manage your usage, how to delete old members and reassign content and licenses, and how to create a mask for your catchment.

ArcGIS Online Admin: Managing Credits (16 mins)

Tips and tricks for managing your credit usage.

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ArcGIS Online Admin: Creating a Catchment Mask (6 mins)

Find out how to make a catchment mask using view layers to help highlight data within your catchment maps.

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ArcGIS Online Admin: Managing Users (8 mins)

Learn how to manage user accounts if someone leaves your organisation and you want to assign the license and data to a new user.

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7. Working with LiDAR

Learn how to download freely available LiDAR and aerial photography and start working with it to generate a DTM and flow accumulation pathways, create valley cross sections, identify potential paeleochannels and calculate pond storage volumes. These tutorials use ArcGIS Pro.

Working with LiDAR: Downloading and symbolising LiDAR (12 mins)

Learn how to access freely available LiDAR and mosaic tiles into a DTM for your area of interest.

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Working with LiDAR: Merging LiDAR of different resolutions (6 mins)

Mosaic LiDAR tiles of different resolution into a single DTM.

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Working with LiDAR: Creating derived datasets (8 mins)

Learn how to use the Fill, Flow Direction and Flow Accumulation tools to generate a flow accumulation .

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Working with LiDAR: Comparing flow accumulation to river networks and creating cross sections (9 mins)

Generate cross sections from LiDAR to help identify paleochannels and potential opportunities for river restoration.

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Working with LiDAR: Mosaicking and displaying aerial photography (6 mins)

Use aerial photography to gain further insight into surface flow pathways.

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Working with LiDAR: Estimating pond storage volumes using contours (13 mins)

Learn how to estimate the storage volume of a bunded pond using LiDAR and GIS.

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Working with LiDAR: Estimating pond storage volumes modifying your DTM (14 mins)

Modify your DTM to represent an excavated pond and calculate the storage volume.

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8. Working with OS Mapping Data

Learn how CaBA partnerships can access a variety of OS Mapping Data including how to use OS MasterMap Data in ArcGIS Pro via a new geoprocessing tool and how to access OS basemaps through the OS Data hub APIs.

Working with OS Data: OS MasterMap Geoprocessing Tool (12 mins)

Find out how a new geoprocessing tool can help CaBA partnerships to use OS MasterMap data in ArcGIS Pro.

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Working with OS Data: The OS Data Hub (15 mins)

Learn how to access OS Basemapping via the OS Data Hub APIs.

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Further Resources

GIS Training and Support: Find out more about GIS training available to CaBA partnerships.

We will add to this page as new tutorials are developed. If you have any questions, would like to see tutorials on a particular topic or need GIS support please Contact Us.

These tutorials have been developed by the CaBA Technical Support Team and The Rivers Trust with funding from the EU Natural Course LifeIP Project.

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