Category: Community Maps

Setting up your own Profile Service

On-premise elevation Profile service

As some already know, there is an Elevation analysis Ready-To-Use service where you can easily create an elevation Profile for anywhere in the world.  That’s pretty cool, but some have wanted to host and serve their own data to create profiles for. Available … Continue reading

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User Contributions Continue to Improve Community Basemaps and the Living Atlas

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The ArcGIS Content Team continues to enhance the Community Basemaps by incorporating new and updated content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, enhancing the basemap content collection. Thanks to the user community, the World Topographic Map has been updated with new contributions for North America, Canada … Continue reading

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Community Maps recap from the 2014 Esri International User Conference

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Another successful User Conference is behind us. This year conference attendees were introduced to the Living Atlas of the World. The Living Atlas combines reference and thematic maps with topics relating to people, earth, and life. It is a collection … Continue reading

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New Community Maps “quick start” video available

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.

GP data prep tools

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!

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Upcoming Community Maps Webinar will feature latest news from the team

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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

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Road Centerline Data Prep Tool

A new Community Maps data prep tool is available for those contributing Road Centerline features.  This tool will convert your road polyline features and attributes to the Community Maps model so your roads can be used in the World Topographic Basemap.

The tool is split up into two separate (Part 1 and Part 2) GeoProcessing tools which are to be run in sequence. Continue reading

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Community Updates to World Imagery

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The latest World Imagery update on ArcGIS.com provides a widely-spread tour across the continent. Contributors in this release are from communities along the Great Lakes to coastal California, from one of the fastest growing prairie cities, to a community along … Continue reading

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Contribute to the Living Atlas of the World

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ArcGIS includes a Living Atlas of the World with useful and authoritative maps on many topics. The Living Atlas of the World is a collection of thousands of maps, intelligent map layers, imagery, tools, and apps built by ArcGIS users … Continue reading

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So What’s GeoNet?

In all the excitement of the 2014 Esri UC, you may not have heard about GeoNet. Maybe you heard the name from Jack’s announcement during the plenary, maybe you got an email or saw it from your social media connections, maybe you’ve logged in but were not sure where to go. In any case, I wanted to help you understand more about GeoNet, how it applies to you and how you can get started.

Purpose of GeoNet
GeoNet is here to extend the user conference experience to 365 days a year. Take all of the networking, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and product support from the conference and combine them into a single community that spans the globe. From that, you have GeoNet. Continue reading

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Introducing Esri’s Next Generation Hillshade

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by Rajinder Nagi, Esri Product Engineer Recently, we released an update to the Esri global collection of multi-scale, multi-resolution and multi-source World Elevation services. These global elevation services enable you to create stunning visualizations, calculate aspect or slope, and provide … Continue reading

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