Category: Open Data

Fantasy Maps Pt 1 | Mountainification

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This is part one of a three-part blog extravaganza where I lay out how you might whip up a fantasy-style book-ish illustration-y map insert, in ArcGIS Pro. This technique, which is a total hack (but what isn’t, ultimately), can get … Continue reading

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Fantasy Book Illustration Maps in ArcGIS Pro

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As is the case with most map adventures, I started out working towards something else entirely, and the dark magic of GIS swept me in an altogether different direction. Here is a map from that unexpected journey… This map was … Continue reading

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Esri GeoDev Meetups + Code for Sacramento = One Outstanding Dev Tech Social!

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On June 6, Esri’s Developer Outreach Team and Code for Sacramento will be co-hosting a GeoDev Meetup at Sacramento’s City Hall. The event will begin at 6:30pm and will be quite the networking opportunity for developers within the Sacramento community. … Continue reading

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What’s New in Basemaps (May 2017)

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Our Community Program contributors have added new and updated map layers to Esri’s Online Basemaps. There is new and updated content for 22 communities. They include several counties, metropolitan areas, and facility sites in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania, … Continue reading

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Woodcut Bathymetry Maps

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Please do not read this blog post about how to create woodcut bathymetric maps. Here’s a close-up… You’re still reading?! Ok, I tried. So, this is an intricately machined woodcut map of oceanic bathymetry. Each 1,000 meter depth layer is … Continue reading

Posted in ArcGIS Pro, Cartographic Design, Geodata, Hydro, Mapping, Oceans & Maritime, Open Data, Telecommunications, Water Utilities | 7 Comments

Lightning Talks to Strike at UC Again!

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Every year we get users who are looking for opportunities to show off some of the work they’ve done over the past year. Nothing ends up being a better way to do so than with Lightning Talks at UC! Lightning … Continue reading

Posted in 3D GIS, Analysis & Geoprocessing, App Developers, Community Maps, Defense, Developer, Electric & Gas, Geodata, Health, Hydro, Local Government, Location Analytics, Mobile, National Government, Oceans & Maritime, Open Data, Petroleum, Public Safety, Security, Services, State Government, Transportation, Water Utilities | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Use Arcade Expressions to Map the Land to Improvement Ratios in Your Area

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An interesting way to look at a community is to map various measures of the value of its parcels, including a measure called the improvement ratio. Many cities, but not all, tax their parcel owners based on the value of … Continue reading

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Interesting and Absurd Uses of Digital Elevation Models

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At the 2017 Esri User Conference, Ken Field will dazzle you with an array of beautiful techniques and examples of Relief Representation. I’ll be there, too, as the peanut gallery, tossing in strange, maybe useful, sometimes ridiculous, examples of Digital … Continue reading

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Happy Maps

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World Happiness Report  Every year, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network releases a measure of happiness for surveyed countries, then performs a statistical regression to estimate what factors might drive a sense of happiness up or down. It’s called the … Continue reading

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Lights On & Lights Out

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Update: Here is an ArcGIS Pro project package that get get you going on creating a firefly basemap, like the one used here. This is a map showing where, in the past four years, nighttime lights have appeared, or been … Continue reading

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