Category: ArcGIS Online

New Learn ArcGIS Project: Hiking Red Rock Canyon

By Tamara Yoder, Data Content ArcGIS Online

Hiking Red Rock Canyon thumbnailHiking in Las Vegas, Nevada, can be a dangerous undertaking overall; with hot, arid climate and rugged terrain, hikers need to be cautious. Over one million hikers visit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area per year.  ArcGIS will be used to educate the general public about the relative difficulties of the park’s trails in a web app on kiosk computers in the visitor’s center. Trails are symbolized on the map by difficulty and users can click on trails to see pop-ups with additional information. Users can also create an elevation profile for any trail they select. The elevation profile shows a two-dimensional, cross-sectional view of the landscape that the trail traverses. Continue reading

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Esri Updates World Topographic Map


We are pleased to announce that the World Topographic Map has been updated with new content! As part of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community, with the Topographic Map alone averaging over one Million daily viewers. We … Continue reading

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Taming Typography with ArcGIS Pro

by Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer

Typography is one of the most important elements in map design. Successfully lettering your map includes the selection of typographic elements, deciding what to include, what to omit, how to portray your type and then where to position it. There are a good many cartographic conventions that help us in making these decisions such as using size to create a hierarchy of importance amongst the features you label, using color and style (e.g. italics) to denote certain features such as water and positioning labels so they don’t conflict with other symbols. Lettering your map is often called a ‘necessary evil’ because labels don’t really exist in the real world – yet they are fundamental to how we recognize and describe places on our maps. With ArcGIS Pro, lettering your map just got a whole lot easier so let’s take a look at some of the new and improved capabilities you can use to help you make beautiful maps with well-honed typography. Continue reading

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Asia & Australia SRTM 30 m in Esri World Elevation Services

SRTM 30 Asia & Aus

Esri World Elevation Layers  are enhanced with more detailed void-free 1 arc second (~ 30 meters) SRTM data for Asia and Australia. The Australian DEM (DEM-S), which is a cleaned and smoothed version of SRTM 1 arc sec, is courtesy … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Open Data Update


To celebrate June the Open Data team has brought you another update! When Admins login you can expect to see a slightly new and stylish interface for the Open Data admin application. Don’t worry we didn’t move your cheese, we … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Basemaps at the upcoming Community Maps Webinar

World Topographic Map

Please join us for another free webinar filled with exciting news about the Community Maps Program including:

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Incredible Antarctica and the Larsen B Ice Shelf

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Antarctica…one of the last wilderness frontiers.  With all the talk in the news these days about the Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica breaking apart, I thought I’d see what information I could find out about it from an imagery … Continue reading

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Maintenance upgrade to ArcGIS Online map servers on Tuesday, June 9


The Esri ArcGIS Online Basemap system (i.e.,, will be upgraded from ArcGIS 10.2 for Server to ArcGIS 10.3 for Server on Tuesday June 9. The update will improve system stability and performance, with no known issues at this … Continue reading

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How to Contribute Maps to the Living Atlas of the World

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In this blog, you will see how to contribute your maps, apps, Story Maps, scenes and layers to the Living Atlas of the World. The focus is on how to use the new “contributor app” for the Living Atlas of … Continue reading

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Updating your Community Maps Account Information


Hello Community Maps contributors! Has your contact information changed since you’ve registered with Community Maps? Then this blog post is for you!

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