Tag: Cartographic Design

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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GeoPlanner Tools and Methods – Part I: Find Existing Locations

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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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Use your data in GeoPlanner

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Want to bring your own datasets into GeoPlanner for ArcGIS? With GeoPlanner, leveraging your own data is easy. You share your feature data to ArcGIS Online and then access this data in GeoPlanner for visualization, sketching, analysis, and evaluation. Below … Continue reading

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GeoPlanner for ArcGIS at UC 2015

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Planning to attend the 2015 Esri User Conference and want to learn more about GeoPlanner and how it can help you solve complex Geodesign problems? Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of sessions that will feature GeoPlanner and its underlying design and … Continue reading

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Taming Typography with ArcGIS Pro

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by Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer Typography is one of the most important elements in map design. Successfully lettering your map includes the selection of typographic elements, deciding what to include, what to omit, how to portray your type … Continue reading

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Cascadia graces the cover of the 2015 Esri Map Book

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Chosen to grace the cover of the 2015 Esri Map Book, this map, by the Cascadia Institute with cartography by Benchmark Maps, shows for the first time the natural integrity of Cascadia as a whole bioregion. Continue reading

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Take your terrain mapping to new heights

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by Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer Standard techniques for representing terrain, like a hillshade, are adequate for many applications, but you may want to represent terrain under different lighting conditions, or perhaps use more artistic techniques. In these cases … Continue reading

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Dark Gray Canvas expands coverage

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Our most recent map update greatly expands the large scale coverage of the Dark Gray Canvas Base and Reference layers. Europe, including Russia, was added at scales ~1:288k down to ~1:9k (levels 11 to 16). This is the first ArcGIS.com basemap … Continue reading

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Dark Gray Canvas basemap now available for your use

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Just as the dark sky at night allows the stars and nebula to shine, a new basemap from Esri allows you to create exciting new maps of your data. The Dark Gray Canvas basemap is now available on our production servers … Continue reading

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A Dark Canvas for Bright People: Update

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Recently we blogged about a beta service for a Dark Gray Canvas basemap, available for you to try out and comment on, prior to a full release as an Esri Basemap. That blog can be found here. The original release … Continue reading

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