I am new at GIS, however, I need to create this grid with equidistant boxes similar to graph paper such that these can show approximate distance around different types of places.
How do I do it?
I am using ArcGIS 10.1.
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The simplest inputs to create the grid are to:
There are further options, such as creating a polyline or polygon geometry for the grid, or creating a separate point layer for use in labeling, etc. The two help files linked above (or available through the program) cover the other options and their use in more detail.