The Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric) tutorial series has expanded, with a further two tutorials now available. The Geofabric is a specialised Geographic Information System. It registers the spatial relationships between important hydrological features such as rivers, water bodies, aquifers … Continue reading
Posted in Hydro, National Government, Water Utilities
Tagged Australia, Australia BOM, Australian Government, BOM, Bureau of Meteorology, catchment, GeoFabric, Hydro, Hydrologic, Hydrological Geospatial Fabric, lake, monitoring point, pond, River, stream, tutorials, water, Water information, Water Resources
The NOAA Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active to extremely active season this year. In their 2013 Hurricane Outlook, NOAA states there is a “70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms” with “3 to 6 major hurricanes”. With Hurricane … Continue reading
by Tim Whiteaker, Research Associate, Center for Research in Water Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org. I recently needed to create a mesh of hexagons covering a study area in the Arctic for a research proposal. These hexagons … Continue reading
Posted in Analysis & Geoprocessing, Hydro, Local Government, Location Analytics, National Government, Petroleum, Public Safety, Spatial Statistics, State Government, Transportation, Uncategorized, Water Utilities
Tagged Geoprocessing package, geoprocessing tool, hexagon, sampling scheme, tessellation
Every time an election occurs, maps become a key component in telling the story, but what type of map best tells the story of the winners and losers? Red/blue choropleths? Areas shaded in an array of purples? Value by alpha maps? Dot density by County? Ultimately, the areas used (e.g. Counties) are arbitrary, exhaust space and dictate the visual pattern we see. We can warp them into cartograms but these sometimes distort geography too much for them to make much sense. The patterns we see are as much a product of the boundaries as the voting patterns of real people in real places. This blog entry explores different ways to map election results and describes a different type of map we made to show the 2012 Presidential election results…it’s a multiscale dasymetric dot density web map (viewable on ArcGIS Online).
Posted in ArcGIS Online, Mapping, National Government, Spatial Statistics, Story Maps
Tagged @kennethfield, ArcGIS Online, dasymetric, dot density, Election, Election Results, thematic mapping
by Steve Kopp, Geoprocessing and Spatial Analysis Team, Esri
Jump-start your conference a day early by joining us for the 20th annual pre-conference Water Resources Workshop on Sunday July 7th. The Water Resources Workshop is a FREE, full day workshop focused on emerging trends in the integration of GIS and Water Resources and how you can use them in your work.
Posted in 3D GIS, Analysis & Geoprocessing, ArcGIS Online, Community Maps, Editing, Electric & Gas, Geodata, Hydro, Imagery, Local Government, Mapping, National Government, Oceans & Maritime, Public Safety, Services, State Government, Transportation, Uncategorized, Water Utilities, Web
Tagged Aquaveo, Arc Hydro, Arc Hydro Groundwater, Austin, esri, Groundwater, Hydro, Hydrography, Kisters, lake, River, stream, Surface water, UC, UC 2013, University of Texas, User Conference, water, Water Resources
We have created a new ArcPad Package type for organisations within ArcGIS Online. You can load two different types of package: Templates and Projects.
Upload your current ArcPad Templates and use ArcGIS Online as your content management system for distribution to field workers.
Once downloaded and opened, a template creates a new project. The template is reused and each created project can be uploaded to ArcGIS Online for collation within ArcGIS for Desktop e.g. a Council has different contractors working in the field and everyday the contractor must show the work they have done. Using the official Council ArcPad Template Package, they collect data each day and post the project folder back to ArcGIS Online. The GIS administrator can then download the data and compile the results.
Posted in ArcGIS Online, Defense, Electric & Gas, Local Government, Mobile, National Government, Oceans & Maritime, Petroleum, Public Safety, State Government, Telecommunications, Transportation, Water Utilities
Tagged ArcPad, Package, projects, template
Look no further than the Esri Hydro Resource Center! We now have an online experience entirely devoted to WETLANDS, that was curated by our friends at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Please browse our pages to learn about … Continue reading
Posted in Hydro, Local Government, Mapping, National Government, State Government, Water Utilities
Tagged Hydro, hydrology, marsh, Mitch Bergeson, National Spatial Data Infrastructure, National Wetlands Inventory, swamp, US Fish and Wildlife Service, water, Water Resources, Wetlands, wetlands data, wetlands mapper
by Rich Nauman, Product Engineer, Esri. Do you need to use soil data in your analysis? Simply open the SSURGO Downloader Application, navigate to your project area, click the map to open a pop-up and then click the download link … Continue reading
Posted in Electric & Gas, Hydro, Local Government, National Government, Public Safety, State Government, Transportation, Water Utilities
Tagged agriculture, bedrock, component table, corn suitability, Dangermond, hydric, hydric class, hydro classification, hydrology, nauman, range forage, soil, SSURGO, steel corrosion, Wildlife
by Tommy Dewald, USEPA Office of Water The National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHDPlus) is a suite of geospatial products that build upon and extend the capabilities of the NHD (1:100,000 scale) by integrating it with the National Elevation Dataset (30M) … Continue reading
Posted in Community Maps, Hydro, Local Government, National Government, State Government, Water Utilities
Tagged Dewald, EPA, EPA WATERS, fate-and-transport, Horizon Systems, Hydro, lake, McKay, National Elevation Dataset, National Hydrography Dataset, NHD, NHDPlus, NHDPlus Version 2, NHDPlusV2, Office of Water, River, stream, USEPA, USGS, water, Water Resources, Watershed Boundary Dataset