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The World Street Map was recently updated to include additional coverage for the Middle East and North Africa. The World Light Gray Base and World Light Gray Reference canvas maps were updated with similar coverage.
The World Street Map was recently updated to include additional coverage for Ghana and India.
Esri released its beautiful Ocean Basemap in June 2011. Some of you have been asking for a style that contains the colors used to symbolize the bathymetry in that basemap. Now you can download the Ocean Basemap color style, which contains the colors used to display the bathymetry in the Esri Ocean Basemap. Continue reading
Last night, the ArcGIS Online team updated the following map services with updated coverage in Europe and Russia: World Street Map—This map also includes updated coverage for Japan World Transportation World Boundaries and Places World Boundaries and Places Alternate The … Continue reading
The ArcGIS Online team recently updated the following map services with updated coverage in North America: World Street Map World Transportation World Boundaries and Places World Boundaries and Places Alternate The latest update has a number of improvements from the … Continue reading
By Tim Ormsby, Esri Technical Writer
Basemaps are the background maps that give visual context to your subject matter. A layer of ordinary features—like airports—gains depth and meaning when you display it on reference geography (figure 1). Esri basemaps look better than anything most of us could make on our own—and they take no time to compile and just a moment to add to your map.
By Aileen Buckley, Mapping Center Lead
In case you missed the original announcement back in mid-December, National Geographic and Esri have collaborated on the production of a new basemap that reflects the NG cartographic design, typographic style, and map policies.
This basemap provides a visually appealing background for web mapping applications for mobile users, consumers, and educational purposes, and is also well suited as a general reference map for many GIS projects. Continue reading
The National Geographic basemap has now been added to the File > Add Data > Add Basemap dialog in ArcGIS Desktop 10. It has also been added into the list of basemaps that appears if you choose the File > Add Data From ArcGIS Online command in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1.
In the Add Basemap dialog, the Shaded Relief basemap entry has been removed in order to make space for the National Geographic basemap and keep the number of basemaps to 12. However, we have updated the Terrain basemap so that it includes the Shaded Relief service. So if you want to add shaded relief to your map, choose the Terrain basemap, and then in the Table Of Contents you can choose between the terrain service and the shaded relief service, whichever looks best for your map. The layer also includes reference overlays that you can turn on.
With the most recent ArcGIS Online update the National Geographic basemap (announced in a previous post) can now be directly accessed from the basemap gallery in the ArcGIS.com map viewer and Explorer Online.
The World Street Map was updated a few days ago, and we encourage you to take a look, especially if you haven’t used this service recently. We already mentioned that we extended the coverage to include more detailed data in metropolitan areas around the world. This map also features new data from DeLorme and NAVTEQ. You’ll notice as well that the cartography has been updated. Continue reading