Category: Cartographic Design

Steal These George Washington Map Textures for Pro, Please

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Did you know that George Washington was a cartographer? He was a surveyor and map maker in his early years, and continued to make his own maps for practical purposes throughout his life. Cool, right? Here is a map he … Continue reading

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Sun Glint Radial Hack

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While engaging in the miracle of human flight I like to look down at the wrinkled surface of our earth. And if the sun angle is just right, given the direction I’m facing, a radial sun glint chases me, shimmering … Continue reading

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Back 2 School: Vector Tiles in Azimuthal? Check it…

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This post comes courtesy of cartographer Jonah Adkins, from Newport News, Virginia. Jonah is a GIS alchemist, routinely crafting beautiful and insightful work, and sharing his process. … Vector tiles in Azimuthal Equal Area?? NO WAY! Way I’ve been learning … Continue reading

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Invitation to participate in an ArcGIS Pro Usability Study at the 2018 Esri Developer Summit

The ArcGIS Pro User Experience Team invites you to participate in a moderated Usability evaluation targeting one of four (4) specific areas: ArcGIS Pro Data Management (Fields, Domains, Subtypes, and Versioning),  Licenses & License Management, ArcGIS Pro SDK, and developing for Accessibility. Continue reading

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New to the Living Atlas – Firefly Demographics

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The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World has a new set of maps that make US Census data really shine (pun intended). Using the new Firefly Cartography style, these maps highlight distinct patterns about how the population and households are … Continue reading

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Steal These Globe-ifiers Please

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So I was making a series of maps to use in a bonkers new Story Map to continue my (apparently) annual contribution to the Geopolitical Curiosities serial (pt 1 | pt 2) and, as often happens to me, I fell down a … Continue reading

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Grid Line Tomfoolery

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Grid lines are handy for lots of reasons. They provide a local indication of direction, which is usually more accurate than a single north arrow, they provide a convenient means of visual tracking along shared ordinates, and they can help … Continue reading

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Graphic Complexity Index: A descriptor for 3D models in GIS

Models that represent the same real-world object may have vastly different characteristics.

In the last several years, Esri has put significant development into helping users consume, create, explore, analyze, and share 3D GIS data.  Users can automagically grow 3D data from 2D using procedural rules.  Users can sketch their own 3D shapes.  … Continue reading

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Not-So-Historic Survey Plan

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When I first saw this map of Waterloo, Ontario, by cartographer Warren Davison, I was so impressed with his application of texture and composition. Warren does beautiful work, but this map of his community shows specifically that the cartography of … Continue reading

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What’s New in Basemaps (January 2018)

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Esri’s Community Program contributors have added new and updated map layers to Esri’s Online Basemaps. There is new and updated content for 62 communities. This release includes several states, counties, cities, facility sites, and protected areas throughout Canada, Czech Republic, France, Israel, … Continue reading

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