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Hello All,

I have posted a ArcGIS Quick Reference Card that we prepared as a handout at the ESRI User Conference. We have received a lot of positive feedback and thought that those of you using ArcGIS, and those just using GIS, might find helpful. The card includes:

- Common Editing Keyboard Shortcuts
- Changing Direction Systems and Units
- Common Unit Conversions
- Optional Distance Units
- General ArcGIS Tips
- ArcMap Tips
- ArcCatalog Tips
- Common Data Types Supported by ArcGIS
- Common VB Operators
- Common VB Functions
- Common Map Scales and Equivalents
- UTM Zones of the conterminous United States
- PLSS Subdivision and number systems

The PDF size is 19.5 by 9 inches, so it doesn't really fit nicely on standard printers. The final folded size is 6.5 x 9 inches.

-Tom

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Nice product, thanks for sharing. Good layout, love the puzzle cover...how was the puzzle created? Illy?

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Thanks for posting that. I could kick myself for not picking that up. I remember walking by the booth, and seeing that, but thinking it was an advertisement for a product, rather than what it is. As I can't really buy anything for my systems as work, I tend to shy away from most of the booths. Should have picked it up, though.

Thanks for posting it, as it's got some great tips on it.
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The maps were done in Illustrator, the card layout in InDesign, the puzzle was done in CorelDraw. We printed 3,000 cards on a heavy matte cardstock which were trimmed and folded.

We have had a lot of calls and emails from people this week saying essentially the same thing. "I saw the card and I wish I had picked it up" or "Can I get more copies for the people in my office". At the conference last Tuesday we handed out almost 1,000. By the end of Wednesday we had 100 left and we were out early Thursday morning. We kept a couple hundred in the office but are down to less than 50.

I put out the PDF version because we are waffling on whether to do a new print run or not.

-Tom

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cool, thanks! I think ArcGIS could benefit from a tip-of-the-day, since the functionality is so vast.
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Tom,
This is great! Not sure how I missed this at the conference? Too many booths and not enough time. Thanks.



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Prints out nice on tabloid size. Use a papercutter to cut off the excess, fold carefully, add a couple of staples to keep it together, and voila! It works.

(Still wish I would have picked this up at the conference. Especially since it seems I manage to come home with stacks of papers for things that are of no use to me).

Great little quick reference guide. Again...thanks!
David Toney, GISP
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Thanks Tom!

I missed out on all the conference schwag this year. It's nice to be able to download the 'good stuff' after the show.

add a couple of staples to keep it together

or you could duplex...

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Glad to hear everyone likes it.

We just sent our second run to the printers today. I have also uploaded a revised version that fixes a couple small mistakes (and one big one).

ArcGIS Quick Reference Card v2

-Tom

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add a couple of staples to keep it together

or you could duplex...

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If only our color printer would allow me to do that... :lol:
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Very nice. I actually asked at the ESRI booth at the AAG's this year in Chicago if they had something like this...




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