Category: Community Maps
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
The highly-anticipated Preparing Data for Community Maps Workshop self-study materials have been released! Now you can participate in this training at any time, from anywhere. You can watch the videos, review the lecture slides and complete the exercises at your … Continue reading
The ArcGIS Content Team has scheduled two additional offerings of its Preparing Data for Community Maps Workshops. If you were not able to attend a previous class, or weren’t aware that they were available, we highly encourage you to attend … Continue reading
by Rajinder Nagi, Lead Community Elevation In a country like Netherlands, where about half of its land is less than 1 meter (3.3 ft) above sea level, having detailed and precise elevation data is vital for applications like flood management, climate … Continue reading
by Rajinder Nagi, Lead Community Elevation Esri World Elevation Layers are enhanced with more detailed void-free 1 arc-second (~ 30 meters) SRTM data (Version 3.0) from NASA for South America, Western Europe, Central America and Caribbean Islands. With this update, … Continue reading
Hundreds of organizations in Esri’s user community are helping build the Living Atlas of the World by contributing their authoritative content. The Living Atlas of the World is composed of a variety of collections, all of which are supported by the ArcGIS … Continue reading
By Don Cooke
ArcGIS now comes with so much free content that it has evolved into a Living Atlas of the World. Esri gets Content for the Living Atlas from three sources:
- Partners including Navteq, which is now known as “Here,” and Digital Globe
- Open sources such as OpenStreetMap
- The community of ArcGIS users, many of whom serve as data stewards for important foundational themes Continue reading
The ArcGIS Content Team has created new Preparing Data for Community Maps Workshops. The main focus of these workshops are the Community Maps Data Prep Tools. The workshops also introduce students to the Living Atlas of the World, and provide an overview of each step in the Community Maps workflow. Continue reading
After more than two years, the venerable Community Maps Resource Center is getting an upgrade. This means more and better organized resources to help you join and participate in the growing Living Atlas community.
The first thing you will notice when visiting the new documentation center is that the look and feel is consistent with other ArcGIS documentation collections, with a blue, tabbed navigation bar at the top and a Home page that contains quick links to the documentation topics and other resources, including videos, blog posts and our Living Atlas of the World Discussion Group on GeoNet.
The documentation categories step you through all of the facets of Esri Community Maps membership – from a detailed explanation of how the program works and who is currently participating, to instructions on how to contribute your Living Atlas content and take advantage of the published products to build useful applications. There is even a comprehensive library of support resources to help answer your questions.
One of the more noticeable and important enhancements in this site is the expanded information on the variety of data layers accepted by Esri Community Maps. Where the former resource center focused almost solely on basemap layers, the new doc center includes details on how to contribute to other Living Atlas themes, such as imagery, elevation and hydrology.
Of course, the new site also includes updated documentation on the entire Community Maps contribution process, from applying and preparing your content, to uploading and reviewing it prior to publishing in the Living Atlas of the World.
This documentation, which incorporates the new Data Preparation Tools workshop, will ensure that all Community Maps members have the information they need to be successful contributors.
The Living Atlas is a curated subset of ArcGIS Online content. It’s comprised of authoritative content in the form of maps, map layers, and analytic models on thousands of topics from Imagery to Demographics and Landscapes to Urban Systems. Every item in the Living Atlas is ready-to-use, which means it’s displaying clean, authoritative data with high quality cartography and documentation, making the data easy to find, easy to understand and easy to use in your GIS workflows. Continue reading