Category: Mapping

More Attractive, More Intuitive Point Symbols Coming to ArcGIS Pro

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Pipeline and Gas Utility Customers Will Get the Ability to Personalize Updated Point Symbols Maps present data in a geographic context to enable pipeline and gas utility staff to better perform many tasks and workflows. In the office and out … Continue reading

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Community content added to Esri’s online basemaps

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Large-scale content continues to pour into the online basemaps. Over 160 million features added to the Community Maps database so far this year! This basemap release includes new Community Map contributions to the World Topographic and World Imagery Map and updates to the World Street Map. Areas … Continue reading

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Improved OGC Client Capabilities using Custom Parameters (September 2016)

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ArcGIS Online continues to improve its ability to work with Open Geospatial Services like WMS, WFS and WMTS. As part of the September update to ArcGIS Online, the map viewer brings together a couple of new enhancements. It is now … Continue reading

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What’s New in Esri Vector Basemaps (September 2016)

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The Esri vector tile basemaps (beta) were updated with new data content and map style refinements. The ArcGIS Online update earlier this week also affected the vector tile basemap display. The two recent releases together made noticeable improvements to the maps such as: improved … Continue reading

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What’s New in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (September 2016)

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The astrological sign for people who are born in September is Virgo – the 6th sign in the zodiac. Virgos are typically known to be analytical, kind, hardworking and practical.

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Enterprise meets Entertainment with the #WHERESTHELOVE Campaign

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Both the GIS and entertainment industry carry the power to shine light on social issues. Geographic Information Systems provide understanding by shedding light on specific areas that suffer from multiple, highly interrelated spatial challenges, while the entertainment industry guides and … Continue reading

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Here it comes! Map Use, 8th Edition

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Keep your eyes open for the upcoming release of the 8th edition of Map Use from Esri Press!  Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, eighth edition, is a comprehensive, foundational textbook, providing students with the knowledge and skills to read and understand maps, and offers professional cartographers a thorough reference resource. The e-book will be our on September 19 and the print book on November 7. Learn more here: Esri Press| Map Use | Reading Analysis, Interpretation, eighth edition

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Community Contributions Enhancing the Living Atlas of the World

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New and updated map layers contributed through the Esri Community Maps Program released to the online basemaps! We recently released basemap content updates including new Community Map contributions for states, cities, counties, and universities across the United States and in … Continue reading

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Legend item labels – singular or plural

By Aileen Buckley, PhD, Esri Research Cartographer

Legend Item Labels thumbnailI recently got a very good question from one of our users—”Is there a cartographic convention or guideline for legend item labels being singular or plural? Do plural labels imply something different if there are both singular and plural entries?”

Let’s start with the first question. As a rule, legend items labels should be singular nouns. Continue reading

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New Contributions and Sample Style for Vector Tile Basemaps (Beta)

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As part of the continued effort to release Esri Vector Tile Basemaps as a production version of maps on ArcGIS Online, we recently updated the Beta set of vector tiles used in the display of our tile layers.  This data … Continue reading

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