Midway through 2014 the Community Maps team released the beta version of the new data preparation tools. These tools provided a simple way for Community Maps contributors to migrate their basemap layers to a format readily accepted by Esri Community … Continue reading
Please join the Community Maps team on November 6th, 11:00 a.m. – noon Pacific time, for another free webinar filled with exciting news about the Esri Community Maps! Here’s a quick look at this month’s agenda: Steve Sharp of the … Continue reading
Please join the Esri Community Maps team on September 25th at 11:00 a.m. – noon, for another free webinar filled with exciting news about the Community Maps Program! Deane Kensok, manager of ArcGIS Content, will present an overview of the … Continue reading
The World Imagery Map is the most popular ArcGIS basemap, with 7 billion requests in the first half of 2014 and growing all the time. The value of this map is directly linked to the excellent quality of its content … Continue reading
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