Category: ArcMap

Vector Basemaps Available in GCS WGS84 (Beta)

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For several years now, most world basemaps delivered on the web (including those from Esri) have been delivered in the Web Mercator coordinate system.  To be precise, the Esri basemaps are delivered in the WGS84 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) coordinate … 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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Check out Esri’s new tools for managing Planet imagery in ArcGIS

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Planet’s high-resolution satellite constellations image the entire world every single day. Both Planet and Esri aim to provide resources that help users turn this wealth of data into visible, accessible, actionable solutions. That’s why Esri has added tools for managing PlanetScope … Continue reading

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Esri User Conference Map How-to-a-palooza

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At this year’s Esri User Conference, there will be a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants-crazy-thematic-mapping-demo-fest session wherein the esteemed Dr. Kenneth Field and I trade barbs, quips, and mapping secrets. We’ll pool together some maps that we’ve made and take turns flying through how … 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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Introducing the Storage Capacity tool

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Have you ever developed elevation-storage relationships for water reservoirs? Did you find it to be a manual and tedious process? Historically, this is not an unusual experience, especially if you needed to assess those relationships over multiple sites while maintaining … 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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Global Elevation Analysis Services Enhanced with Higher Resolution Data

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The ArcGIS Online global elevation analysis services were updated last week to include 10 meter resolution elevation data for Norway, Finland, Denmark, Austria, and Spain. The updated services include Viewshed, Profile, and Summarize Elevation. Previously, elevation data for these areas … Continue reading

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Pro SDK Videos from Dev Summit 2017

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The technical session videos from the 2017 Esri Developer Summit are now online on E360, and with them the ArcGIS Pro SDK sessions.  The videos are a useful resource for the latest Pro SDK information and patterns.  Below is a handy list … Continue reading

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New Aspect-Slope Raster Function Now Available

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Use a newly available Aspect-Slope Raster Function that can be downloaded from Esri’s GitHub repository for raster functions to quickly and easily create an aspect-slope map from raster elevation data. Continue reading

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