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
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.
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!
If you want to share your map with others, using configurable apps is easy, and preferable to sharing using the map viewer (see Using a better map viewer to reach your audience). But if you need to share a map … Continue reading
By Denny Rivas. Center for Research in Water Resources. The University of Texas at Austin. Consider you are asked to undertake research on hydrology, in which you have to propose new methodologies using scarce available data, and look for novel … Continue reading
Does your Fire District have a mixture of densely populated urban and sparsely populated rural/wilderness areas? So does Cook County Minnesota, which borders Canada along the north shore of Lake Superior. Nine volunteer fire districts in the county provide fire … Continue reading
Are you an administrator who wants to automatically add members to your organization? This is a great option if you don’t want to send invitations through email. It’s also an easy way for K12 schools to add students to their … Continue reading
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