Category: Open Data

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

Posted in Analysis & Geoprocessing, ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, Cartographic Design, Electric & Gas, Geodata, Hydro, Imagery, Location Analytics, Mapping, National Government, Oceans & Maritime, Open Data, Petroleum, Public Safety, risk assessment, Sciences, Spatial Statistics, State Government, Transportation, Uncategorized, Web | Tagged | 13 Comments

A Simple Checklist for Nominating Your Maps and Apps into the Living Atlas

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This checklist provides an easy guide for nominating your maps, apps, and data into the Living Atlas of the World. This places your content among the best of ArcGIS Online, making users more likely to choose your authoritative contributions.

Posted in ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, Community Maps, Mapping, Open Data, Portal for ArcGIS, Services, Story Maps, Web | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s New in Basemaps (April 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 31 communities, spanning 3 continents. They include several counties, metropolitan areas, and facility sites in Africa, Australia, Europe, … Continue reading

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Configuring charts and stats in ArcGIS Open Data pages

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ArcGIS Open Data was renamed to ArcGIS Hub on June 28, 2017. The past month has seen a few releases of ArcGIS Open Data, which most notably include the ability to create dynamic charts and dynamic statistics on your site … Continue reading

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Insights for ArcGIS – Get connected to any data source e.g. Google Sheets

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The Insights team has been kicking the tires on an ambitious project to enable Insights to connect to any data source.  That’s right, I said any data source. NoSQL data stores Web services RDMSs Cloud drives With several patterns under … Continue reading

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