By Kyle Bauer, Learn ArcGIS Team, and Paul Barker, Product Engineer In the new Manage a Mobile Workforce lesson on the Learn ArcGIS website, you’ll learn how to streamline the process of transferring data to your GIS. This lesson lets you take on the … Continue reading
By Kyle Bauer, Learn ArcGIS Team
One of the most deforested regions in the Amazon rainforest is Rondonia, Brazil. The construction of roads has increased deforestation since the 1960s. In 2011, a Brazilian judge prohibited the construction of a road that would have traveled through a large stretch of protected land in Rondonia, with the goal of preventing more deforestation in the rainforest.
In the new Get Started with ArcMap lesson on the Learn ArcGIS website, you’ll learn to use ArcMap to estimate how much deforestation was prevented by prohibiting the proposed road. You’ll compare roads and deforestation within the study area to determine the pattern of existing deforestation. Then, you’ll digitize a road in the protected area to see what the pattern would have been there. At the end, you’ll communicate the results by designing a map.
Time: 3 hours
Build skills in these areas:
- Adding data to a map
- Analyzing relationships between data
- Digitizing features
- Symbolizing and organizing data
The ArcGIS Online platform includes a rich set of imagery content that is available to you with your ArcGIS Online subscription. The imagery is available for different coverage areas, at different levels of detail (from 250m to 1m per pixel … Continue reading
Is ArcGIS 10.2 crashing when attempting to add shapefiles to ArcMap? We see your error reports coming in and we want you to know there’s a fix! For more details about this issue, please see this blog.
This reminder comes from Kirsten Pinkston in Esri Technical Support.
There are over 7 billion people on the planet, 50% percent of which live in urban areas. By the year 2050, this figure could reach or exceed 70%. This increase in urbanization will have a profound impact on our lives. … Continue reading
Basemap layers play an important role in the field work that you do – they provide a geographic reference when collecting or updating data in the field. You can choose from a number of Esri-provided basemap layers or you can use the landbase, aerial imagery or any other reference layers you create and manage within your GIS.
When you need to work offline – Esri basemaps can be downloaded directly to your smartphone or tablet using the Collector app and we provide quite a few of them for you to choose from. Continue reading
At ArcGIS 10.2 there is a shapefile issue which results in a crash. This is caused by a buffer overrun that is most likely to occur when there are large numbers of fields in the dBase file.
The patch to fix this issue is available now for ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop, Engine and Server users.
The Esri development team would like to invite you to participate in a moderated and recorded usability study of a new application for GIS professionals currently under development.
Who we’re looking for…
- Existing ArcGIS for Desktop users
- ArcGIS Online and App users interested in professional GIS software
- Users of Esri Solutions (Local Government, Water Utilities, Land Records, 3D cities and campuses)
- Users with varying degrees of experience who author maps, analyze \ edit data, and manage GIS content
In total, we’re looking for 30 committed testers.
How it works…
Our sole intent and goal for this study is to assess the usability of our next generation professional desktop software; we want you to test our software, we’re not testing your computer, nor ArcGIS skills.
To consider you as a usability tester, we require that you are registered and approved by your employer to attend Esri User Conference and complete a pre-screening questionnaire—details below. Your time in the test lab is about 40 minutes.
Your test session will be recorded and observed by one or more members of the development team.
We thank you in advance for your time and look forward to meeting you in San Diego.
Web maps are increasingly becoming the principal manner in which we publicly share our GIS stories. For many of our users, designing content within ArcMap is the best way to ensure quick authoring with the ArcGIS Online map viewer. Because … Continue reading
By Damien Demaj Late last year I introduced ArcGIS users to sports analytics, an emerging and exciting field within the GIS industry. Using ArcGIS for sports analytics can be read here. Recently I expanded the work by using a number … Continue reading