Participating in Community Maps is easier than ever. The Contribution Management App (CMA) streamlines applying, contributing and tracking your contribution. The app even has a short “click-though” agreement that grants Esri permission to use the content while your organization retains ownership of the intellectual property.
We’ve also added easy to use geoprocessing tools to further simplify preparing your data for participation. This is a suite of tools you can run from ArcGIS Desktop to select only the fields we need for mapping and format them for uploading. This is far simpler than the previous requirement of migrating content to a special data model.
These enhancements are covered in a new five-minute video that walks you through the CMA and demonstrates how to prep a data layer using the GP tools. It’s a great way to get up and running with Community Maps in a hurry.
Please watch the new video and think about adding your favorite layers (like tree inventory, building footprint or municipal parks) to the basemaps!
After taking a short break to focus on the 2014 Esri International User Conference, the regular Community Maps webinar will be back on August 21st at 11:00 am Pacific time. This month’s webinar will include two main topics: Shane Matthews … Continue reading
The 2014 Esri International User Conference and Education GIS Conference will feature plenty of opportunities for anyone who is interested in Community Maps. Whether you are a long time Community Maps contributor or just want to find out what it … Continue reading
Please join us on April 24th from 11:00 – 12:00 Pacific time for our next Esri Community Maps webinar. This edition will feature two prominent members of our ArcGIS Online Content team sharing information that is sure to be of interest. … Continue reading
You may have recently noticed some new behavior when zooming in to larger scales in the ArcGIS Online basemaps. Previously, in areas that lacked content at large scales, you would get a gray box with a “Map data not yet available” label. … Continue reading
It is time to announce the speakers for the next installment of the monthly Community Maps webinar. This time we are thrilled to be joined by two members of the larger Community Maps content team – Caitlyn Raines and Brian … Continue reading
We would like to extend a big thank you to the more that one hundred Community members who responded to the Community Maps membership survey run November-December 2013. Many respondents were especiallygenerous with “longhand” comments and suggestions that we’re still … Continue reading
Over 125 attendees joined representatives from the Esri Community Maps team on December 19th to kick off of our new webinar series. The one hour online session included a discussion of the recent Community Maps survey, a demonstration of new … Continue reading
The Esri Community Maps team is happy to announce the first installment of what we hope will become a regular webinar series. Please join us on December 19th at 11:00 am (Pacific) for a one hour webinar where we will discuss the results from our recent contributor survey. We received some very interesting feedback, and we are looking forward to sharing it, along with our responses.
In this webinar we will also provide details on tools that we are building to simplify the data preparation process for Community Maps contributors who prefer not to migrate their basemap layers to the Local Government Information Model. We may even have a demonstration so that you can see what to expect when these tools are released.
We will save time to answer questions that you might have during the webinar, so make sure you plan to attend.
Webinar connection details
- Date: December 19th, 2013
- Time: 11:00 am Pacific time
- Duration: 1 hour
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If you have any questions, or suggestions for future webinar topics, please contact us.
Want to see your Community Maps contribution published faster? Use the Local Government Information Model.
One of the most common questions potential Community Maps contributors ask is “How long will it take to see my map layers in the World Topographic Map after I submit them”? While there are many factors that can influence the … Continue reading