Category: Mapping

Legend item labels – singular or plural

By Aileen Buckley, Esri Cartographer

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I 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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Esri Visualizes NOAA’s National Water Model

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For the first time ever, you can visualize NOAA’s stream-flow forecasts throughout the continental U.S. in ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Desktop or freely via the REST endpoint. By accessing the National Water Model map services, hosted on Esri’s livefeeds2.arcgis.com server, … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Maps for Office open beta – sign up now!

We are pleased to announce the ArcGIS Maps for Office 4.1 beta is now publicly available! Maps for Office 4.1 brings you improved speed, better usability, and many bug fixes. Head over to the Early Adopter Community and join the beta today!

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Check out what’s new in World Imagery basemap

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In our continuing effort to improve our basemaps, the most recent update to World Imagery adds two new communities in addition to five updated ones.  The replacement imagery is from a more recent collection date and/or at a higher resolution than what was … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro Tips: Shortcut Savvy Navigation

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I’ve experienced moments like this on more than one occasion. Maybe you’ve been there too: “Ok, I’m almost done tracing this building, but the top left corner is just outside of the view. Great, now I need to adjust my view … Continue reading

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Community Contributions Improve the Living Atlas of the World

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Community Maps contributors have provided new and updated map layers that support many of Esri’s online basemaps! This basemap release includes new Community Map contributions for states, cities, counties, and universities across Canada and the United States. These contributions help … Continue reading

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Earth Imagery at Work MOOC — sign up now!

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This brand new, online 6 week free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Imagery starts on September 7th.  If you’ve ever wanted more real world experience working with imagery, this MOOC is for you.  Learn practical applications of imagery through hands … Continue reading

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Navigator for ArcGIS maps are now available for Africa and the Middle East

Navigator maps for Central Africa, East Africa, North Africa, South Africa, and West Africa are now available.

Twenty-seven new maps are now available for Africa and the Middle East at the country, regional, and continental levels. Here’s the breakdown: 2 new continental maps for Africa and the Middle East 5 new regional maps for Central Africa, East … Continue reading

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