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Is there any tutorial about creating a heat-map in ArcMap 10.1?

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It's not a step-by-step tutorial but the steps have been outlined at Ask A Cartographer. – PolyGeo Sep 9 '13 at 3:48
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You could just use the Point Density and Kernel Density GP tools that calculates a magnitude per unit area from point or point/polyline feature, respectively, sand see if the results is something that you could accept to be a heatmap.

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what type of data I need to use for "Input point features"? I am using .shp and csv files but I am getting this message: "one or more dropped items were invalid and will note be added to the control" – KDot1254 Sep 9 '13 at 15:04

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