Acoustic remote sensing

Usually, when we talk about remote sensing we’re talking about how features reflect energy onto the electromagnetic spectrum. All but one of the public/commercially available satellites currently in orbit use this kind of information. I’m looking at you, GRACE, and your wonderful wobbles.

But there’s other ways to go about measuring and identifying stuff from a distance. Here’s a cool map of the quietest places in the US that was recently published in Science. To create the map, acoustics were measured at many points across the US over sustained periods of time. It looks like that point data was then interpolated (along with ancillart datasets) to create this final map.

Quietest Places Map

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Location Architect makes map creation a breeze for MicroStrategy users


Watch the new Location Architect video in our Maps for MicroStrategy series to learn how a Location Architect model for your MicroStrategy project makes map creation a breeze for business users. Adding a map to a report only takes a … Continue reading

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More Preparing Data Workshops Scheduled!


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

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AHN2 Netherlands in Esri World Elevation Services


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

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ArcGIS Open Data community

ArcGIS Open Data

Open data is a rapidly growing movement around the globe, focused on governments, businesses, health organizations and more, to share the decision making datasets they use to intelligently manage cities, counties, states, countries, or mitigate health crisis’s and natural disasters. … Continue reading

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Spatial Analyst in ArcGIS Pro


As you will have heard by now, ArcGIS Pro is now available for download.  What does this mean for you as a Spatial Analyst extension user?  Here we’ll cover some of the specific details about what you need to know … Continue reading

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2015 Community Maps Webinar Series Kicks off in February

Community Maps WebinarAfter taking a holiday break, it’s time for the Community Maps webinar series to kick back into gear with our first broadcast of 2015.  In this edition, we will be taking a look at both the past and future of Esri Community Maps. First, Sarah Osborne, from the ArcGIS Online Content team, will explore the continuing dramatic increase in ArcGIS Online basemap usage through 2014. We believe this increase is due to the authoritative content provided by Community Maps contributors. As an example of this, Sarah will be demonstrating some of the great apps that are driving this increase in usage. Following the retrospective look at 2014, other members of the Community Maps team will discuss exciting changes and enhancements that are coming for the program in 2015.

Whether you are a long time Community Maps contributor or are just interested in the program, this is a webinar you don’t want to miss.  The connection info is below, or you can just add the session to your calendar.  We look forward to seeing you there1

Date and Time:

Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:00 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)

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Teleconference information

Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-855-244-8681
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3207
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Access code: 807 089 132

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ArcGIS January 2015 Security Patch


Esri has released security updates for the ArcGIS Web adaptor for Java, ArcGIS Server, and Portal for ArcGIS.  A number of security issues are addressed with this patch as described in the associated KBA’s and we recommend our customers apply … Continue reading

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Analysis & Geoprocessing in ArcGIS Pro: Frequently Asked Questions

Last week, Esri offered a free online Live Training Seminar, Streamline GIS Workflows with ArcGIS Pro.  Several interesting questions were posted on the chat line regarding geoprocessing and spatial analysis in ArcGIS Pro, so I wanted to take a few minutes to answer some of the frequently asked questions. Continue reading

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South America & Western Europe SRTM 30 m in Esri World Elevation Services

SouthAmerica Preview

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

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