Category: Mapping

Animal Crackers in My Soup!

Animal crackers in my soup
Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop
Gosh, oh gee! but I have fun
Swallowing animals one by one*

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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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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 0 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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