Weather is a factor that can seriously impact your business, and having accurate information in a timely manner can help you make better decisions. We have a special presentation, AccuWeather: Weather, GIS and Big Data, planned this year at Esri … Continue reading
Here at Esri we talk with our customers on a regular basis, and one of the things we’ve learned is how many ArcGIS power users also use Tableau for business intelligence, slicing and dicing data, and visualizing patterns. We think … Continue reading
Speed. Power. Effectiveness. Master the art of using Esri Maps for Office to attain all three by enriching your spreadsheets with data. Last week we shared how you can supercharge your PowerPoint presentations in under 2 minutes using Esri Maps … Continue reading
Here’s a pretty cool workflow for classifying video collected from a plane or UAV. What follows is a quick and dirty approach that is designed to give you a first look at what’s on the ground. Step 1 – Capture … Continue reading
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 couldn’t have done it without you; Thank … Continue reading
When your organization depends on geographic information system for its day-to-day operation, data errors can introduce unacceptable risk and unplanned costs.
Beginning at the 2011 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Esri provided customers an opportunity to see just how clean their data really is. Since then, the Data Health Checks, as they are called, have become a staple service at every User Conference. Continue reading
Esri’s hosted content on ArcGIS Online now includes five new layers to use in your water resources maps and analyses.
- USA National Hydrography Dataset – High Resolution (USGS)
- USA Watershed Boundary Dataset (USGS)
- USA Polluted Waters (EPA)
- USA Polluted Waters – Heavy Metals (EPA)
- USA National Hydrography Dataset Plus Version 2.1 – Seamless Vector Denormalized (USGS)
To use these services, you can either add them to your ArcGIS Online (AGOL) map directly from their respective AGOL content item or make a direct connection to the landscape1.arcgis.com server in ArcMap (Add ArcGIS Server connection).
Using Esri Maps for Office, you can make interactive, dynamic maps that add geographic content to your PowerPoint presentations.
Many of you may have heard of Esri Maps for Office. It lets you do really cool things with data without needing to fire up GIS software like ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS Online. In fact, all that you need to start making gorgeous and insightful maps is something you probably already have installed on your computer – Microsoft Excel. If you use PowerPoint, even better!
There’s a lot already documented on how you can turn boring tabular data in Excel into visually compelling heat maps, cluster maps, hot spot analyses, and more. But what not many people know is that you can also add extra firepower to your PowerPoint presentations using Esri Maps for Office.
Whenever possible, Smart Mapping aims to offload work from the map author to the machine. The goal is not to take control away from the author, but rather, make informed, intelligent choices and partner with the map author so we can all work faster.
Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of Smart Mapping.
By Tamara Yoder, Data Content ArcGIS Online
Hiking 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