Category: Imagery

How To: Fake Plastic Maps

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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

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World Imagery Updated with more DigitalGlobe and Contributor Imagery

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Last week, we updated the World Imagery basemap with more recent imagery from DigitalGlobe and other members of the GIS user community.  This latest update features DigitalGlobe imagery for Argentina, as well as the Caribbean and parts of Central America as shown … Continue reading

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Bump-ified Imagery

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There are lots of really complex ways of blending calculated hillshade onto aerial imagery. But there’s also a really simple way! With the addition of transparency support in thematic color gradients in ArcGIS Pro, you can whip up a bit … Continue reading

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Beta 2 has Arrived! – ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud

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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

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November 2016 Living Atlas Community Webinar Recording Available!

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The November 2016 Living Atlas Community Webinar is now available! In this webinar, Deane Kensok of Esri’s ArcGIS content team described Esri’s plans to update the imagery in the World Imagery basemap. He was joined by Vicki Bassett of DigitalGlobe who provided … Continue reading

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World Imagery Updated with more DigitalGlobe and Contributor Imagery

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We have updated the World Imagery basemap with more recent imagery from DigitalGlobe and several organizations from the GIS user community.  This latest update features DigitalGlobe imagery for large parts of Western Europe, as shown below. This is the third … Continue reading

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Spain’s high-resolution elevation in Esri World Elevation Services

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We are excited to integrate Spain’s lidar derived elevation from Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) into Esri’s World Elevation services (Terrain and TopoBathy). At 5 meters resolution (cell size), this update brings 6 times more details to Spain and a huge quality improvement over SRTM 1 arc sec … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro from the Cloud: Azure NV-Series

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The use of virtualization technologies is wide spread in companies of all sizes and nearly all industries.  Cloud-based desktop virtualization that can support high-end graphics applications such as ArcGIS Pro is the new area of focus. Microsoft Azure will soon … Continue reading

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FREE Webinar! Expanded Imagery Offerings from DigitalGlobe and New Vector Tile Basemaps

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Join us November 3 for a free webinar! Deane Kensok of Esri’s ArcGIS content team will describe Esri’s plans to update the imagery in the World Imagery basemap. He will also be joined by Vicki Bassett of DigitalGlobe to provide … Continue reading

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World Imagery updates: more DigitalGlobe, more Community contributions

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We continue to improve the World Imagery basemap with updates from DigitalGlobe and our GIS user community. This update features new and improved high-resolution imagery for areas covering most of Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Denmark, parts of New Zealand and … Continue reading

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