Category: Mapping

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 Coming in the Business Analyst Web and Mobile Apps

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The next update of the Business Analyst (BA) Web and Mobile apps is planned for the end of June. This update will include Esri’s 2017/2022 projections and estimates for the U.S., a major update for the BA Mobile App, and … Continue reading

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NAIP 2016 Image Layer is Now Available

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Did you know that Esri hosts a set of image layers with recent 1m (or better) resolution, multispectral imagery for the continental United States?  The Living Atlas includes a set of NAIP image layers hosted by Esri and these layers … 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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Use Arcade Expressions to Map the Land to Improvement Ratios in Your Area

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An interesting way to look at a community is to map various measures of the value of its parcels, including a measure called the improvement ratio. Many cities, but not all, tax their parcel owners based on the value of … 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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What’s New in ArcGIS Maps for Power BI (May 2017)

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We continue to update Maps for Power BI on a nearly monthly update cycle, and this month we bring interactive drive times, a new tooltip field well, and localized support for many languages.

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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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A Dark Version of the Human Geography Basemap

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In February I wrote about the release of a new sample vector basemap, the Human Geography Basemap, built specifically to support maps with subjects related to human geography. By request, we have built a dark version, and this is also available, as … Continue reading

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