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On April 2, 2013, an informal working group of twenty-five (including four Esri staffers) participated in a 1.5-hour webinar to discuss the development of a new, improved version of the Arc Marine Data Model (also known as the “Marine Data … Continue reading
by Robert Kimball and Paul Reig, Aqueduct Project, World Resources Institute Water is not just an environmental issue – it has the power to create risks and opportunities that can impact companies, investors, and entire economies. Further proof of this … Continue reading
With the newly elected 113th United States Congress starting its term, Esri is pleased to offer the new USA 113th Congressional Districts dataset and map service to all ArcGIS users.
On Thursday afternoon 6 September 2012, the 150 seat Lecture Theatre 2 at Victoria University of Wellington’s Pipitea Campus was full to overflowing with policy analysts, people who work with statistics and spatial data, students and people interested in a presentation which explored the design principles for statistical mapping. Continue reading
Download PPTs, exercises, and data/maps for the Methods for Visualizing Space-time Data and Using and Creating ArcGIS Basemaps workshops presented at the 2012 Education UC. Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that the new 2010 U.S. Census datasets with their new geometry and attributes are now available as layer packages on ArcGIS.com. Block Group, Tract, County, and State are all represented as polygons with over 40 attribute fields containing population totals by age and race, along with family and household information. Census Blocks are represented as points with total population and household information.
Average family size by Block Group
Visit the Esri Data & Maps United States Census page on the ArcGIS Content Resource Center for a list of all the census layers available for download on ArcGIS.com.
One of the most common problems that can occur when working with vector data is maintaining coincidence.
Maintaining coincidence between adjacent polygon features is important when modeling real word information in a GIS. There are a number of tools in ArcGIS 10 for Desktop that allow users to edit and create features that share boundaries, thus helping to eliminate gaps, slivers, and overlaps.
By Kenneth Field, Esri Research Cartographer
In part 1 of this blog entry, you learned about some of the design considerations for creating a large-scale 3D map and prepared your 2D building data in ArcMap. In part 2, you will use ArcScene to create 3D representations of your building data and also transfer your data to Google SketchUp for further model building. Part 3 will use the models to create a 3D map using an isometric projection and show you how to symbolize features. Continue reading
?By Kenneth Field, Esri Research Cartographer
With the release of Esri CityEngine, advanced tools now exist for creating rich 3D content for urban planning, architecture, entertainment, and GIS, but does 3D allow you to build useful static maps? Can we make 3D static maps with ArcGIS and what are the design considerations?
3D views of our world are nothing new in cartography, and you don’t have to have moving, interactive, or animated interfaces to create interesting 3D maps, as useful as they are in their own right. Continue reading
Previous blog posts have introduced you to data driven pages and product library but referred to them as separate, standalone tools. In this blog I’d like to show you how to use product library to manage your data driven pages. Now you might be asking why I would want to store my data driven pages in product library. Remember, product library helps you enforce and standardize your map production processes by centrally managing all of your production related information such as business rules, documents, workflows, and spatial information. By storing your data driven pages in product library you can take advantage of product library’s capabilities such as search, history tracking, check-in and check-out capabilities, permissions, and so forth.
In the following steps I’ll walk you through a basic workflow for importing and managing a US State map book in product library.
1. In ArcCatalog, create a new file geodatabase.
2. In ArcMap, add the Production Cartography toolbar and click the Product Library window button.