Wildfires, which started in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the end of November, recently spread north into Gatlinburg, TN. Normally, prescribed burns, to reduce the forest understory’s accumulating fire fuel and maintain the natural cycle of fire in … Continue reading
Smart Mapping is an exciting capability that can help you create beautiful and informative maps, quickly. It’s never been easier to craft visually stunning maps that tell the stories you want to tell. This guide will help you familiarize yourself with smart mapping and its overall workflow, so that you can get started making your own mapping masterpieces! To follow the same guide interactively, visit this story map.
In its simplest form, smart mapping is a solution custom created for your map and your data, which is why we call it “smart”! With just a few clicks, you can create a clear story about your data. Continue reading
Making vector basemap design changes that support your map or story. To experience this blog as an interactive story map, go here. For the last 12 months Esri has provided a set of vector basemaps of the world for you … Continue reading
Existential Introduction This post will show you how to make realistic-looking fake maps by faking realism over something real, in order to make it look realistically fake. Got it? Let’s do this! I’m a big fan of using transparency-laden color … Continue reading
Earlier this week we updated our Vector Basemap (beta) tiles with additional community content, newer commercial data, and improved map appearance for parts of the world. This is the ninth Vector Basemap update since our Beta 2 release in mid-May. … Continue reading
Recently, Microsoft informed us that they will no longer provide any fixes or troubleshooting for Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Given this Microsoft statement, Esri can no longer support distribution of VBA, and so the upcoming ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 … Continue reading
We are excited to announce the release of Beta 2 for ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud! We added the following updates to the app, and we are looking forward to hearing your feedback on these and others as we … Continue reading
The pre-conference (pre-con) workshops at the Esri Developer Summit (DevSummit) in Palm Springs on Sunday, March 5th and Monday, March 6th are the best way to kick off the conference. What better way to ramp yourself up on Esri’s latest … Continue reading
Can your GIS talk?
Does it say the right things?
In the era of too much information, demand for a smart solution to automatically interpret data for a specific audience is rising. GIS is no exception. Maps help us understand the geography, but more is possible. That’s why I’m excited about something new we’ve been working on. We named it GeoDescriber. Continue reading
Our user community has provided updates to the World Topographic Map! Contributing to Esri Community Maps is easy! This basemap release includes new Community Map contributions to the World Topographic Map. Areas with new and updated content include the country of Thailand and … Continue reading