Category: Cartographic Design

What’s New in Basemaps (March 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 50 communities, spanning 3 continents. They include several counties, metropolitan areas, and facility sites in Asia, Europe and … Continue reading

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How to Make Smart Color Choices in Your Maps

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As the map-maker, you are the most valuable tool when creating a narrative around your data. An important way to get the intended reaction out of your audience is to be conscious about what colors you use in your map. … Continue reading

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The Weird World of a Cartographer’s Brain -and Basketball

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What we choose to watch on TV says a lot about who we are and what we’re into. Of course viewing preferences between different sports will have a strong regional pattern, but what about the more subtle difference of preferring the … Continue reading

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February 2017 Living Atlas Community Webinar Recording Now Available!

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The recording of the February 2017 Living Atlas Community Webinar is now available! In this webinar, Jim Herries, Lisa Berry, and Jennifer Bell of Esri’s ArcGIS Content Team presented Esri’s latest SmartMapping techniques and showed how you can use them with Living Atlas layers … Continue reading

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What’s Coming in the Business Analyst Web App

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The upcoming update of the Business Analyst web app is planned for the end of February and will include several improvements and enhancements. Here is what we have planned: More Powerful Suitability Analysis  Incorporate competitive and complementary locations to make … Continue reading

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How To Cascade

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Cascade is a new scrollytelling app from Esri’s Story Maps team. Story telling is an inherently intertwined aspect of cartography. Cascade lets you focus on the narrative of your story, enabling maps to be more than lonely overburdened information graphics … Continue reading

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FREE Webinar! Debunk Myths with SmartMapping

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Join us February 23 for a free webinar! Jim Herries, Lisa Berry, and Jennifer Bell of Esri’s ArcGIS Content Team will present Esri’s latest SmartMapping techniques and show how you can use them with Living Atlas layers to gain insight … Continue reading

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The Esri Hydro Reference Overlay is a Hosted Tile Layer on ArcGIS Online

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Due to increased demand for access and stability, the Esri Hydro Reference Overlay is now served as a hosted tile layer on ArcGIS Online. The original webmap and layer will remain in place until September 2017. At that time, the … Continue reading

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Interactive Maps for Wild and Scenic Rivers Now Live on Rivers.gov

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by Andrew Keske, Alex Yesto, Ilana Cohen, Peter Bonsall, Sandy Margriter, Susan Rosebrough, Joan Harn, Cathi Bailey, Steve Chesterson Rivers often inspire us with their magnificent beauty and have long been recognized for providing us with not only water, but … Continue reading

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Beer vs Wine

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The beer/wine topic was a trap! To get us thinking about value-by-alpha. But now you’re here, and you might be like, well, I might as well read about value-by-alpha while I look at booze maps. {Would you like to read … Continue reading

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