Category: Geodata

Fantasy Maps Pt 3 | Touchability

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Of course it’s the very nature of a fantasy map insert to be revealed via a cover turn, smelled, and traced with a curious finger. So when it comes to creating a fantasy map that begs to be ripped out, … Continue reading

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Fantasy Maps Pt 2 | Scratchiness

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We are on a bold quest to reconstruct the Fantasy Map asesthetic in ArcGIS Pro. In Part 1 we hacked the Vector Field symbology to approximate hand-drawn mountainification. Here, in Part 2, we’ll talk about adding hand-drawn scratchiness to the … Continue reading

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Data Health Checks Are Back at User Conference 2017!

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Esri is, once again, offering the free GIS data health checks at this year’s User Conference. Sign up here! When your organization depends on a geographic information system (GIS) for its day-to-day operation, data errors can introduce unacceptable risk and unplanned … Continue reading

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Fantasy Maps Pt 1 | Mountainification

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This is part one of a three-part blog extravaganza where I lay out how you might whip up a fantasy-style book-ish illustration-y map insert, in ArcGIS Pro. This technique, which is a total hack (but what isn’t, ultimately), can get … Continue reading

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Fantasy Book Illustration Maps in ArcGIS Pro

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As is the case with most map adventures, I started out working towards something else entirely, and the dark magic of GIS swept me in an altogether different direction. Here is a map from that unexpected journey… This map was … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro Tips: Save Time With Bookmarks

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Whether you have a web browser full of bookmarked web pages, or you’re like me and you think you can remember the random keywords you searched to find that obscure land use data from 1865 (surprise, I never can), you … Continue reading

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Starbucks vs Dunkin’ Donuts Mega Map Blast

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Data is just maps waiting to be made. And the making of maps is such a fun ride that often there are a bunch of really cool maps that we just blow right through in the map-making process. At the … Continue reading

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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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What’s New In ArcGIS for AutoCAD 365

A new version of ArcGIS for AutoCAD 365 is now available for free download.  This popular Esri application is linking AutoCAD users with the ArcGIS platform. It provides self-service mapping to AutoCAD users through ArcGIS web services  along with the ability  to create and edit ArcGIS GIS data sets within AutoCAD drawing files.  The drawing files with ArcGIS data sets within them can be read and written by ArcGIS desktop and ArcGIS for AutoCAD creating flexible file-base and enterprise services interoperability workflows.  ArcGIS for AutoCAD works with 32bit and 64bit  basic-AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD Map 3D versions 2013-2017.  Although not certified at this time it may also be used with AutoCAD 2018. Continue reading

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Lightning Talks to Strike at UC Again!

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Every year we get users who are looking for opportunities to show off some of the work they’ve done over the past year. Nothing ends up being a better way to do so than with Lightning Talks at UC! Lightning … Continue reading

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