Category: Open Data

Building the Forest Atlases with Open Data and Open Source

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Open Data and GIS improve forest management in the Congo Basin By Thomas Maschler and Asa Strong from World Resources Institute Open data enables citizens and communities around the world to engage in important societal and environmental issues. Besides stimulating … Continue reading

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Use ZIP Codes to discover how Americans think, feel, and live.

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In a new Learn ArcGIS lesson, ZIP Codes are your access into learning how Americans think, feel, and live. Get Started with Tapestry reveals demographic and socioeconomic data for any of the estimated 43,000 ZIP Codes throughout the United States. In the … Continue reading

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Esri Updates World Topographic Map with Community Contributions

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This basemap release includes new Community Map contributions to the World Topographic Map. Areas with new and updated content include several cities, counties and facility sites in the United States and the country of Suriname. Much of this release includes 32 counties … Continue reading

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BIM-GIS Integration with IFC

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GIS extends the value of digital Building Information Modeling (BIM) design data through visualization and analysis of structures in the context of the natural and built environment.  The integration of BIM and GIS enables deeper insight for better decision making, … Continue reading

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Scene Layers and the I3S specification at work across the ArcGIS Platform

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New capabilities for cross-platform 3D data distribution and visualization Authors: Chris Andrews, Pascal Müller, Johannes Schmid, Tamrat Belayneh, Dragan Petrovic, Sud Menon   One of the most exciting developments at the 2016 Esri User Conference was watching the sudden awareness … Continue reading

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Community content added to Esri’s online basemaps

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Large-scale content continues to pour into the online basemaps. Over 160 million features added to the Community Maps database so far this year! This basemap release includes new Community Map contributions to the World Topographic and World Imagery Map and updates to the World Street Map. Areas … Continue reading

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Enterprise meets Entertainment with the #WHERESTHELOVE Campaign

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Both the GIS and entertainment industry carry the power to shine light on social issues. Geographic Information Systems provide understanding by shedding light on specific areas that suffer from multiple, highly interrelated spatial challenges, while the entertainment industry guides and … Continue reading

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Community Contributions Enhancing the Living Atlas of the World

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New and updated map layers contributed through the Esri Community Maps Program released to the online basemaps! We recently released basemap content updates including new Community Map contributions for states, cities, counties, and universities across the United States and in … Continue reading

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Esri Visualizes NOAA’s National Water Model

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For the first time ever, you can visualize NOAA’s stream-flow forecasts throughout the continental U.S. in ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Desktop or freely via the REST endpoint. By accessing the National Water Model map services, hosted on Esri’s livefeeds2.arcgis.com server, … Continue reading

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Check out what’s new in World Imagery basemap

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In our continuing effort to improve our basemaps, the most recent update to World Imagery adds two new communities in addition to five updated ones.  The replacement imagery is from a more recent collection date and/or at a higher resolution than what was … Continue reading

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