The Living Atlas of the World has expanded to include new user community content in the World Topographic Map
The ArcGIS Content Team has just completed another update to the Living Atlas of the World. The user community has provided new and updated World Topographic Map content for cities, counties and universities in the United States, Canada, and Japan. Another thanks … Continue reading
StreetMap Premium for ArcGIS Middle East and Africa enhanced street dataset is now available. The dataset provides routing, geocoding, and high-quality cartographic display for a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa using ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS for … Continue reading
(By Adelheid Freitag, ArcGIS Online development team)
Esri’s smart mapping initiative helps to add professional touches to your maps automatically. In part 3 of this series (part 1 and part 2) we explore how smart mapping can make attractive map legends on-the-fly that use a clever approach to rounding numeric labels. A good map legend is one that is uncluttered, offers good representative examples, and uses rounded numeric labels that are easy to read and easy to remember. For most of us, “2,500” is easier to remember and work with than “2,437.8938” and is simply a better candidate for a map legend. Continue reading
In our first smart mapping blog we talked about how Esri has made it easier than ever for you to create attractive maps quickly and with confidence. Now, we explore the new continuous size and continuous color maps you can make with ArcGIS Online.
Smart mapping is about authoring visually powerful maps that let the data speak for itself. As one piece of that, we introduced new ways to apply size and color to your data to tackle long-standing issues with data classification, while simultaneously overcoming some of the well-known limitations of unclassed maps.
As a map author you now have the ability to fine tune how you apply colors and sizes to your data using a histogram-based interface. It’s time to raise your cartographic game! Continue reading
During the Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit ArcGIS Pro has been demo’d this week from the Nvidia Test Drive. The Nvidia Test Drive virtual machines are good examples of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). In the demos ArcGIS Pro is delivered in a … Continue reading
Pro in VMWare Horizon View
Desktop virtualization is increasing and will continue as more physical desktops are moved to VDI solutions and delivered from servers in a datacenter, either on premise or cloud based (DaaS).
Esri is committed to testing and benchmarking ArcGIS Pro performance, scalability, density and user experience in virtualization platforms. We have great collaborative relationships with the virtualization vendors that are most heavily used and that are delivering the best user experiences for our users. Continue reading
We want to introduce you to Smart Mapping, an exciting new capability built into the March 2015 update to ArcGIS Online. Smart mapping is designed to give people confidence and power to quickly make maps that are visually stunning and useful. This makes it easier than ever for you to create attractive maps, maps that tell important stories. Here’s more about what we added and what you can expect when you try smart mapping.
We added new ways to symbolize your data, ‘smart’ defaults, and data-driven workflows to the ArcGIS Online map viewer. Continuous color ramps and proportional symbols, improved categorical mapping, heat maps, and new ways to use transparency effects to show additional details about your data are all now delivered via a streamlined and updated user interface.
But smart mapping is more than just new kinds of maps (as exciting as those are!). To power this experience, we’ve articulated and then programmed in deep cartographic first principles that become a set of interconnected ‘smart’ defaults that create data-driven workflows. Continue reading
You can now use Python to create your own raster functions in ArcGIS. Previously, this was done in the .NET framework. Python is more accessible for users and allows you to plug into any of the Python libraries, such as … Continue reading
The ArcGIS Content Team recently completed updates to the World Topographic Map. The data for the World Topographic Map is provided by the GIS community. This map is designed to be used as a basemap by GIS professionals and as a reference map … Continue reading