Tutorials


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Getting Started
An 8 minute introduction to Depiction's most used features. Learn about starting a new depiction file, Revealers™, adding, managing and displaying content, menus in Depiction, creating your own elements and more. The tutorial is based on version 1.2.2 but for the most part it is the same as 1.4. The main difference being that the background tiler buttons are now in the upper right hand corner.
 
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Depiction Elements Explained
Depiction comes with 56 default elements. Spend about 20 minutes to learn about most of them.
 
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Route Elements Explained
In Depiction, you can add as many route elements as you like, then show turn by turn directions, modify them with waypoints and alter their paths with road barriers and explosions. This video will help you learn how to use this powerful feature.
 
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Geo-aligning Images
In Depiction, you can align any digital image of a map, aerial photo, satellite photo, etc. to your background. This video will help you learn how to use this powerful feature.
 
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Bringing Census data into Depiction
The 2010 United States Census made a huge amount of demographic data publicly available. Learn to bring this data into Depiction and display and work with it visually.
 
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Elevation Data Retrieval
Several Depiction elements interact with elevation data, and higher resolution data can be very useful. This video will help you learn how to obtain this data in the United States, and use it in Depiction. NOTE: the USGS Seamless front page has changed: to access the data entry page, or "Continue" under NED on the Seamless front page.
 

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Interactions
Make your maps and data come alive with Depiction interactions. Learn more about this powerful feature, to simulate real or imagined events in your area.
 
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Mapping Employees
One of Depiction's most valuable features is the ability to easily turn a spreadsheet into an interactive scenario. This tutorial shows how to use Depiction and the Small Business Add-on to quickly create a depiction with employees mapped to their home location.

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