Category: Mapping

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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What’s new in Esri Vector Basemaps (May 2017)

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We kick off the month of May with a bunch of updates to the Esri Vector Basemaps. These changes include new features displaying in many of our map styles, improvements to existing map displays, and new content across dozens of … Continue reading

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A restructured ‘Terrain with Labels’ Vector Basemap

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Following some feedback we have made changes to the structure of the ‘Terrain with Labels’ vector basemap. Previously the basemap was carried in one reference layer, with all information designed to sit above your subject layer. A high degree of … Continue reading

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Happy Maps

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World Happiness Report  Every year, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network releases a measure of happiness for surveyed countries, then performs a statistical regression to estimate what factors might drive a sense of happiness up or down. It’s called the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud Arrives May 2017!

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ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud® Arriving Soon!  We are very excited to announce the release of ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud scheduled for May 2017! With ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, design and communication professionals have access to … Continue reading

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Firefly basemap starter pack for ArcGIS Pro

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Whoa, a Firefly basemap just went live! Check it! Visit this ArcGIS resource page to download an ArcGIS Pro project with all of the files and styles packaged up for a firefly basemap. Grab this firefly imagery set for point … Continue reading

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Lights On & Lights Out

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Update: Here is an ArcGIS Pro project package that get get you going on creating a firefly basemap, like the one used here. This is a map showing where, in the past four years, nighttime lights have appeared, or been … Continue reading

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A Simple Checklist for Nominating Your Maps and Apps into the Living Atlas

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This checklist provides an easy guide for nominating your maps, apps, and data into the Living Atlas of the World. This places your content among the best of ArcGIS Online, making users more likely to choose your authoritative contributions.

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What’s New in Basemaps (April 2017)

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Our Community Program contributors have added new and updated map layers to Esri’s Online Basemaps. There is new and updated content for 31 communities, spanning 3 continents. They include several counties, metropolitan areas, and facility sites in Africa, Australia, Europe, … Continue reading

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