Category: The ArcGIS Book

Story Maps 101

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Get Started Telling Stories that Inform, Engage, and Inspire By Allen Carroll. Storytellers often turn to maps to illuminate and contextualize their words. Maps are the visual representation of where events happen. As such, maps and stories complement each other,

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My Favorite Hacks of 2017

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“Hack”, “how-to”, whatever the handle, to me it means putting some maybe-unexpected pieces together in a somewhat-unexpected way to create something with interest. You know, ideally. Luminance Hack Ah, it’s so simple. So simple. Just use symbol layers in Pro … Continue reading

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Digital Map Mashups

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By Christian Harder and Clint Brown. The idea of a digital map mashup—recombining various geographic layers—is one of the great force multipliers in modern cartography. This ability to easily share and repurpose digital content has allowed individuals to create far … Continue reading

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Map Design 101

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Drawing your audience into the story you’re telling  By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Maps are interactive, rewarding experiences, and not just pretty pictures. The most valuable maps are information products that are visually interesting from the first time you … Continue reading

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Learn to Smart Map

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By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. The world is full of data, and maps help you make sense of it. There is a growing need to turn geographic data into compelling maps. People just want to create beautiful, interactive maps … Continue reading

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Web Mapping 101

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What is a Web Map, and How Do You Make One? By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Web maps are online maps created with ArcGIS that provide a way to work and interact with geographic content organized as layers. They … Continue reading

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The Continuing Evolution of Mapmaking

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By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Since the earliest recorded human history, maps have served to preserve and transmit geographic data by means of a visual representation. As such, they appeal to both the creative and logical aspects of our … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Conversation

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Maps and geographic science provide a platform for bringing people together  By Scott Morehouse. People are visual learners and seem to be instinctively attracted to maps. Maps help us instantly perceive patterns, relationships, and situations. They not only organize and

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Mapping for Everyone

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Online Mapping is Transforming GIS—and the World By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Maps are important. Everyone understands and appreciates good maps. GIS users create and work with maps every day—they provide the basic experience and a practical interface for … Continue reading

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Apps: Extending the Reach of GIS

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By Christian Harder and Clint Brown. Every GIS map has an interface—a user experience for putting that map to use. These experiences are called “apps,” and they bring GIS to life for all kinds of people. And like other apps, … Continue reading

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