Category: Community Maps

Mark your calendar for the September Community Maps webinar

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Please join the Esri Community Maps team on September 25th at 11:00 a.m. – noon, for another free webinar filled with exciting news about the Community Maps Program! Deane Kensok, manager of ArcGIS Content, will present an overview of the … Continue reading

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User Contributions have Improved the World Topographic Map

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The ArcGIS Content Team has improved the Community Basemaps by incorporating both new and updated content to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Thanks to the user community, the World Topographic Map was refreshed with 4 new contributors and 7 updates for cities and counties throughout the … Continue reading

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Ready-to-Use Content Included with Your Online Subscription

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One of the many useful features of your ArcGIS Online subscription is that it includes a rich and valuable set of ready-to-use content. This content includes maps, layers, and other geoservices, such as geocoding and routing, that are built into … Continue reading

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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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ArcGIS community helps build the World Imagery Map

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The World Imagery Map is the most popular ArcGIS basemap, with 7 billion requests in the first half of 2014 and growing all the time. The value of this map is directly linked to the excellent quality of its content … 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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