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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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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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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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Configuring the Basic Viewer template

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The Basic Viewer template, available in the ArcGIS Online template gallery, is a simple way to create an application that offers the following functionality: Search for locations and features Edit features and attributes Measure distance and area Easily navigate to … Continue reading

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Want Landsat? Access all the Band Combinations Online

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One of the advantages to working at Esri is the access to so many people resources to help answer questions.  The other day, I was writing a blog about the new Landsat 8 imagery available through ArcGIS Online.  I wanted … Continue reading

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Updates to the Living Atlas of the World 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 by adding new content for Berlin, Germany and new and updated content for cities, counties, national parks and universities in the United States. We … Continue reading

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Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS – Live Sites Showcase

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There’s been a lot of excitement around Web AppBuilder, because it enables you to create new custom web mapping applications in an intuitive, easy to use, WYSIWYG wizard-like environment. You can create apps that run on any device without having … Continue reading

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Maps and Imagery of the Nepal Earthquake

Compare pre- and post-event imagery to explore damage caused by the Nepal Earthquake.  *After earthquake imagery provided by Airbus Defense and Space.

The Esri Disaster Response team has assembled a collection of maps and imagery of the Nepal Earthquake (Himalayan earthquake) and the response effort.  These are available for you to use at no cost.  The collection includes a swipe map that compares imagery … Continue reading

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Landsat 8 Enthusiasts! Which Band Combination do you Use?

Natural Color with DRA (Dynamic Range Adjustment applied to maximize the contrast) Landsat 8 Bands 4,3,2.  This band combination provides an image that looks the way we think the earth and water should look from above.

What does Landsat 8 have to do with Earth Day?  Well for one thing, the latest Landsat 8 satellite imagery is some of the coolest imagery you can access, with remarkable images and information about the Earth being updated daily. … Continue reading

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