Tag: Cartographic Design

Road and Large-Scale Map Layers Added to the Living Atlas

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Updates to the Topographic Maps Available! This release incorporates new and updated coverage to the World Topographic Map for several cities, counties and facility sites throughout the United States. In anticipation of Super Bowl 50 we have added Levi’s Stadium and supporting … Continue reading

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Pitch Perfect – a mapping experiment

Sometimes a simple idea leads to something quite fascinating. Since its publication in 2013 I was inspired by Louis Spirito’s Baseball’s Many Physical Dimensions poster. The poster shows the relationship between the 30 Major League Baseball ballparks in the USA and provides a fascinating picture of how their spatial dimensions differ. Positioning them in the same imaginary location at the same scale was a great way to juxtapose each ballpark and create something visually interesting and informative. So how might this approach work for other sports? How, for instance, might it work for football (a.k.a. soccer) where the pitch markings at first glance appear consistent with one another?

Despite the apparent regularity of the markings on a football pitch they do in fact differ considerably in overall size because pitch length and width can vary within certain minimum and maximum dimensions. Then there’s the orientation as pitches can align to any point on the compass. The question, then, was…what happens if you map the 92 pitches of English and Welsh professional football clubs accurately and then overlay them? Would it create something interesting? Would most pitches be the same size? Would they overlay neatly or not? The result proved fascinating and the way in which the eventual map produced used remarkably simple techniques in ArcGIS for Desktop. Continue reading

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The New Year Starts with New Content! Updates to the World Topographic Map Available!

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The latest ArcGIS Online release includes new and updated content from our user community. Thank you to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching Esri’s online basemaps.  This release incorporates new and updated coverage … Continue reading

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Just in Time for the Holidays – Living Atlas Updates to Streets and Topographic Maps!

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Updates to the Streets and Topographic Maps Available! This release incorporates new and updated content to the World Street Map and the World Topographic Map for federal lands, cities and counties in the United States, and select locations in Australia, Canada, and South … Continue reading

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Updates to the Imagery, Topographic, and Streets Basemaps Available!

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The latest ArcGIS Online release includes new and updated content from our user community. Thank you to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching these amazing resources.  This release incorporates new and … Continue reading

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User Community Updates World Topographic and World Imagery Maps

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The ArcGIS User Community has provided new content and updates to the Imagery and Topographic Basemaps. As part of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community. Thank You to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching … Continue reading

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GeoPlanner Tools and Methods – Part III: Overlay Layers

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Are you an ArcGIS user familiar with selection methods such as Select by Location and Select by Attribute and tools such as Get Count and Clip? Similar functionality exists in GeoPlanner’s built-in analysis tools and dashboards. In this three-part miniseries, … Continue reading

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The Living Atlas of the World Just Got Better!

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The ArcGIS User Community has provided new content and updates to the Imagery and Topographic Basemaps. As part of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community. Thank You to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing … Continue reading

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Our User Community is updating the Living Atlas of the World

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The World Topographic Map and World Imagery Map have both been updated with new content! As part of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community. Thank You to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching these … Continue reading

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GeoPlanner Tools and Methods – Part II: Feature Count in a Gauge

Gauges can help you track progress towards a project goal.

Are you an ArcGIS user familiar with selection methods such as Select by Location and Select by Attribute and tools such as Get Count and Clip? Similar functionality exists in GeoPlanner’s built-in analysis tools and dashboards. In this three-part miniseries, … Continue reading

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