Category: Mapping

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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Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro: Nvidia Grid vGPU Profiles

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During the development of ArcGIS Pro, the Performance Engineering Team at Esri has been testing ArcGIS Pro in virtualized environments with shareable GPU’s extensively within our lab.   ArcGIS Pro needs to virtualize well and since GPU acceleration can be shared … Continue reading

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Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro: CPUs and GPUs

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Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro Projects deploying ArcGIS Pro in virtualized environments are underway. As the IT industry virtualizes more desktops and applications, ArcGIS Pro will be virtualized and is expected to work well in those environments. For that reason the Performance … Continue reading

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Cascadia graces the cover of the 2015 Esri Map Book

By David McCloskey, Cascadia-Institute.org
(posted by Aileen Buckley, Esri Cartographer)

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Chosen to grace the cover of the 2015 Esri Map Book, this map, by the Cascadia Institute, with cartography by Benchmark Maps, shows for the first time the natural integrity of Cascadia as a whole bioregion.

Cascadia is named for the whitewaters that pour down the slopes of her mountains. Home of salmon and rivers, mountains and forests, Cascadia rises as a Great Green Land from the Northeast Pacific Rim.

Cascadia curves from coast to crest—from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains and Continental Divide. On the seafloor, Cascadia ranges from the Mendocino Fracture Zone to the Aleutian Trench in the corner of the Gulf of Alaska. Continue reading

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Take your terrain mapping to new heights

by Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer

Standard techniques for representing terrain, like a hillshade, are adequate for many applications, but you may want to represent terrain under different lighting conditions, or perhaps use more artistic techniques. In these cases you might need to go a little further than creating a simple hillshade. For this reason (and because we like making tools that extend what we can do!) we’ve built a new toolbox, called Terrain Tools, that helps you take your terrain mapping to new heights. 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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Civilian Topographic Map Released

The Civilian Topographic Map (CTM) is designed to allow you to easily create civilian style 25K topographic data and maps using Esri Production Mapping.  The first release of CTM includes a geodatabase data model as well as sample configurations for editing, quality assurance, and cartography for creating 1:25000 scale civilian style topographic maps. Continue reading

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Living Atlas of the World Updates Improve the World Topographic Map

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ArcGIS Online has been refreshed with new and updated content to Esri’s Basemaps. The user community has improved the World Topographic Map. We appreciate our users and partners who are supporting the Living Atlas of the World by contributing useful information and applying this content to enhance their … Continue reading

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Smart Mapping Part 4: Pairing Data with Maps

There are many kinds of thematic maps and each is highly flexible in its design. This variety is a blessing because we can tell a seemingly endless number of geographic stories. It is also a curse because thematic cartography is so open-ended and dozens of decisions may have no single, obvious answer: should I use color ramps or proportional sizes? If size, which shape? How much generalization to apply? What about data classification?  Smart Mapping is designed to change all of that.

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Visualizing Barcelona Spain using Imagery

Newer part of town with courtyards, parks and octagon shaped buildings.

Sometimes it’s fun to take a virtual vacation using imagery to explore new places from the comfort of your home, a Viewcation.  With the availability of high resolution imagery, fast computers and better performing internet networks this is possible for … Continue reading

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