It’s only January and already we have had over 40 communities around the world contribute map layers to Esri’s growing suite of basemaps this year!
In 2012 Esri released a sample application for building a thematic atlas online, and it proved to be popular with many of you who want users to be able to explore your maps easily and intuitively. It performed a useful … Continue reading
Happy New Year Folks! I know you have all been eagerly awaiting the first basemap release of the year. Well, wait no longer – it’s here! How does new and updated map layers and imagery content in five countries, spanning … Continue reading
The ArcGIS Content Team is winding down the year with one last basemap release. Don’t be sad, we have a lot planned for 2017! Why not consider contributing to the Living Atlas one of those New Year’s resolutions? This basemap … Continue reading
Last week Esri Vector Basemaps exited their beta period and are now available for production use. We blogged about that release and shared where to easily find them in the Vector Basemap group on ArcGIS Online. Now in this blog, … Continue reading
This is the time of year many are feeling a bit more generous, a little charitable. The ArcGIS Content Team is no exception. We have dug deep into our pocket and pulled out one big ole basemap release. A good … Continue reading
Our user community has provided updates to the World Topographic Map! Contributing to Esri Community Maps is easy! This basemap release includes new Community Map contributions to the World Topographic Map. Areas with new and updated content include the country of Thailand and … Continue reading
ArcGIS Pro is the premier professional desktop GIS application for creating and working with 2D and 3D spatial data. With Petroleum customers now using ArcGIS Pro to create map products, the Natural Resources team have worked closely with the Petroleum community and our ArcGIS Pro development team to streamline the way you create maps using industry standard symbols.
Shell Standard Legend
Shell developed a comprehensive cartographic symbol set to support hydrocarbon exploration and petroleum engineering called the ‘Shell Standard Legend’. In January of 2014, IOGP published this article which provided Esri style files for all organizations to use.
The Shell Standard – Red and Shell Standard – Green along with a very recent update of their true type fonts have been hosted within Esri’s official style gallery so that you can use them directly within ArcGIS Pro.
Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association
PPDM is a global, not-for-profit society within the Petroleum industry. As part of their support for operating companies, regulators, consulting companies, and data management professionals, they have a widely adopted industry standard symbology.
We have created the ArcGIS Pro version of this popular PPDM style file and hosted it within Esri’s style gallery along with the Shell styles mentioned above.
To learn how to use the Esri hosted Shell styles and the PPDM within ArcGIS Pro, please follow the steps listed in this blog article from Chait Gaddam.
Moving forward, the Natural Resources team will be providing more direct, industry specific product integrations (additional style files, field data collection templates, code samples, and more) so that our community can improve the way they leverage Esri products within their organization.
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