The second lab for Cartographic Skills (GIS 3015) was ‘Introduction to Cartographic Design with CorelDraw X7’. The purpose of the lab was to learn how the basic tools needed for cartographic design worked by adding the basic map elements to a map exported from ArcMap. The outline for the counties, the location of the capitol city (Tallahassee) and other major cities, streams and lake, legend and scale for the Map of the State of Florida were created in ArcMAp and then exported from ArcMap as an .eps file. The .eps file was then opened in CorelDraw X7 and saved as a .cdr file. The original attribute colors for the cities and counties were changed using the find and replace tool. The symbol for Tallahassee was also modified. Images of the Flag of the State of Florida, Seal of the State of Florida and Northern Mocking Bird (state bird) were imported, appropriately placed and labeled using the text tool. CorelDraw appears to be a great program for cartographic design. However, to become proficient with CorelDraw will take practice. You will learn more of how CorelDraw works through trial and error and just exploring what it can do. Source.