Category: Cartographic Design

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

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Web map zoom levels updated

By Aileen Buckley, Research Cartographer

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Quite some time ago, I wrote a blog post about the zoom levels used for web maps. Since these have been expanded to include even larger scales, I am updating them here. There are now 23 levels that range from a global scale (zoom level 1 at about 1:591,000,000) to a local scale (zoom level 23 at about 1:70). 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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New Learn ArcGIS lesson: Big data and cartography in ArcGIS Pro

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In December 2016, the US Department of Defense released digital records involving bombing missions carried out during the Vietnam War. You can now turn all that data into a visually appealing map with a new Learn ArcGIS lesson, Cartographic Creations in … 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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Coming Soon! ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud Arrives May 2017!

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ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud® Arriving Soon!  We are very excited to announce the release of ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud scheduled for May 2017! With ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, design and communication professionals have access to … Continue reading

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Firefly basemap starter pack for ArcGIS Pro

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Visit this ArcGIS resource page to download an ArcGIS Pro project with all of the files and styles packaged up for a firefly basemap. Grab this firefly imagery set for point symbology. And this, alternate, warm-hue, set of symbols. Firefly? … 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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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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