Tag: Community Maps

ArcGIS Online World Topographic Basemap updated

The ArcGIS Online World Topographic Basemap (World_Topo_Map) was recently updated with contributions
from the user community. The World Topographic Basemap includes new content covering:

  • Chatham County, GA
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA

In addition, the basemap was updated for the following areas:

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Jacksonville, FL 

Many of these contributions were made through the Community Maps Program, For more information visit the Community Maps Program website or view the live map of current and forthcoming contributors.

If you have questions, please post them in the ArcGIS Online forums

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New Community Maps Program Newsletter

Yesterday the first issue of the Esri Community Maps Program Newsletter was published, containing information about recent participants in the program, tips and tricks for building basemaps, user success stories, workshops and training events, and other information.

 

The Newsletter also provides links to the Community Basemap blog where you’ll find help and technical information regarding the program, and tips like how to work with map templates, create cache, and more.

And links to the Community Basemap Resource Center where you can find support forums, galleries, videos and other resources that enable you to participate more effectively in the community maps program.

The newsletter is available via a free subscription.

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Latest community contributions to the World Topographic Basemap

The ArcGIS Online World Topographic Basemap has been recently updated with contributions from:

  • Henrico County, VA
  • Outagamie County, WI
  • Nanaimo, BC
  • Kamloops, BC
  • and updates for Toronto, ON

Here’s some of the content Nanaimo contributed viewed using the ArcGIS.com viewer:

Here’s a section of Toronto – note the 1/2 meter contour data:

 

And here’s Shiocton, in Outagamie County, WI:

These contributions have been made through the Community Maps Program, designed to enable GIS users worldwide to contribute their authoritative content and become part of a freely hosted GIS community basemap. The data is integrated with data from other providers using a map template, then published through ArcGIS Online as a free, hosted map service.

For more information visit the Community Maps Program website, or view the live map of current and forthcoming contributors.

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Recent community contributions to the World Topographic Basemap

The ArcGIS Online World Topographic Basemap has been recently updated with contributions from:

  • State of Utah
  • Lincoln County, Nebraska
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Iredell County, North Carolina

Here’s a portion of the content Tulsa contributed:

And here’s a view of the data from Virginia Beach:

These contributions have been made through the Community Maps Program, designed to enable GIS users worldwide to contribute their authoritative content and become part of a freely hosted GIS community basemap. The data is integrated with data from other providers using a map template, and then published through ArcGIS Online as a free, hosted map service.

These services are then freely available in a variety of ways- for example they’re built-in to basemap galleries in ArcGIS Desktop and free Web applications like the ArcGIS.com viewer and ArcGIS Explorer Online, and can also be used in custom Web applications and via ArcGIS for iOS.

For more information visit the Community Maps Program website, or view the live map of current and forthcoming contributors.

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Free Community Maps Program Webinar on Thursday, August 19

Through the Community Maps Program Esri is collaborating with user organizations around the world to build cartographically uniform and highly detailed global basemaps that GIS users can freely access for their projects.

Community-built basemaps reduce the cost of making data widely available and offer a reliable way to access critical information for use during disasters and other emergencies. Many organizations have already contributed their authoritative content to one of the three community basemaps: World Topographic Map, World Street Map or World Imagery. These maps are hosted and maintained by Esri as part of ArcGIS Online content and can be freely accessed through ArcGIS Desktop, a mobile or browser-based application, or for developers, through the free ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs.

Learn more by attending a free webinar on Thursday, August 19, 2010 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT, and learn how organizations around the world benefit by contributing their data. Just like access to the community basemaps, the webinar is free – all you need to do is register.

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ArcGIS Online Demographic maps updated

07/07/2010–The following ArcGIS Online demographic maps were updated from Esri’s 2010 estimates and projections:

In all cases, these thematic maps have updated breaks and/or colors. These maps are intended for use with other map information displayed on top and/or underneath, in a map
sandwich
or perhaps in a creative application.

The maps were updated on the standard and subscription servers
(services.arcgisonline.com, server.arcgisonline.com, and
premium.arcgisonline.com). If you have previously used these maps, you may
need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

Additional demographic maps will be updated after the User Conference, so contact
us
with your ideas and suggestions for data you’d like to see mapped this
way.

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ArcGIS Online services in the ArcGIS Online tiling scheme (WGS84) have been deprecated

6/30/10–Last December, a new set of ArcGIS Online services were published in the Google Maps/Bing Maps tiling scheme in Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WKID 102100). These services are meant to replace an older set of services in the ArcGIS Online tiling scheme in GCS WGS84. 

Many of you have already migrated to the newer services in Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere. These services are updated twice a year, and the latest update was this month. Those of you who haven’t migrated yet, we encourage you to make plans to do so. The older set of services in the original ArcGIS Online tiling scheme, while still available, have not had any content updates since June of last year. 

We announced last December that the older services would remain available for at least six months. We’ve heard back from some of you that more time was needed to complete your migration, and we have extended the retirement another six months until December 2010. If you are still using these services, you should be actively making plans to migrate your applications to use the services in Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere. The following table lists the services that are deprecated along with the associated service in Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere.

What services do I switch to?

If you are using one of these services in the ArcGIS Online tiling scheme that are deprecated

Switch to this service in the Google/Bing Maps tiling scheme

ESRI_Imagery_World
ESRI_Imagery_World_2D

I3_Imagery_Prime_World
I3_Imagery_Prime_World_2D

CSP_Imagery_World_2D

CSP_Imagery_World

GeoEye_Imagery_World_2D

GeoEye_Imagery_World

World_Imagery

ESRI_StreetMap_World
ESRI_StreetMap_World_2D

World_Street_Map

NGS_Topo_US
NGS_Topo_US_2D

USA_Topo_Maps

NPS_Physical_World
NPS_Physical_World_2D

World_Physical_Map

ESRI_ShadedRelief_World
ESRI_ShadedRelief_World_2D

World_Shaded_Relief

 

ESRI_BoundariesPlaces_World
ESRI_BoundariesPlaces_World_2D

World_Boundaries_and_Places

ESRI_BoundariesPlacesAlt_World
ESRI_BoundariesPlacesAlt_World_2D

World_Boundaries_and_Places_Alternate

ESRI_Transportation_World
ESRI_Transportation_World_2D

World_Transportation

EVC_Topo_World
EVC_Topo_World_2D

World_Navigation_Charts

ESRI_Boundaries_World

ESRI_Boundaries_World_2D

World_Reference_Overlay

ESRI_00-08PopGrwth_US_2D

USA_1990-2000_Population_Change

ESRI_Diversity_US_2D

USA_Diversity_Index

ESRI_MedianIncome_US_2D

USA_Median_Household_Income

Note for ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 users: The Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere coordinate system is not supported in 9.2. ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 or more recent is required to use services in the Google/Bing Maps tiling scheme.

If you have questions, please post them to our forum at http://forums.arcgis.com/forums/30-ArcGIS-Online.

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Community Maps podcast published

06/16/10—ESRI’s Matthew DeMerritt interviews ArcGIS Online team members Christophe Charpentier, Deane Kensok, and Colin Stokes about the Community Maps Program. This podcast provides an overview of the program and how users can participate.

Visit the ArcGIS.com gallery and view maps made using community basemaps of Washington, DC, San Francisco, and New York City, or take a quick tour of the Community Maps contributions using an ArcGIS Explorer Online presentation.

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Community map contributors

06/14/10—ArcGIS Online basemaps are open GIS community maps, with content contributed by a wide variety of users worldwide. A Web app lets you view who has already contributed content, and what’s coming online. Here’s the overview map with markers and shaded areas highlighting contributions and those coming online soon:

Zoom in to take a closer look, and click a marker to learn more about the contributor:

 

Take an ArcGIS Explorer Online community basemaps tour to see community basemaps in action.

We encourage you to contribute – visit the ESRI community maps site to learn more.

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Creating a seamless map with multiple cached map services in ArcMap

11/12/09–Here’s a little known technique the ArcGIS Content team sometimes uses when working with cached map services in ArcMap 9.3.1. Suppose your area of interest is along the border of the U.S. and Mexico. You prefer the cartography in the ArcGIS Online ESRI World Street Map service, but you need the detailed Mexico streets that are currently available only in the Bing Maps Road service. You could toggle between each map but that is cumbersome and doesn’t allow for a printable seamless map using both services. Instead use the “Advanced Drawing Options” in ArcMap 9.3.1 to combine the best attributes of each map.

First, we will add the Bing Maps Road service into ArcMap using the Roads layer (LYR file) link for Using Bing Maps with ArcGIS Desktop in the ArcGIS Online Help.

We will use a polygon feature class to mask out Bing Maps within the United States. Add the feature class to your map document and uncheck the layer visibility setting so that it won’t display on your map.

Right-click the data frame (Layers) and select “Advanced Drawing Options”.

In the Advanced Drawing Options dialog, check the “Draw using masking options specified below” option, and check “Bing Maps – Roads” in the Masked Layers box.

Click OK, and now the Bing Maps service only displays outside of the United States.

Finally, add the ArcGIS Online ESRI World Street Map service for a seamless view of both services.

We hope you find this technique helpful when working with cached map services in ArcMap 9.3.1.

Contributed by Jim Mason of the ArcGIS Content team

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