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How to Make Smart Color Choices in Your Maps

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As the map-maker, you are the most valuable tool when creating a narrative around your data. An important way to get the intended reaction out of your audience is to be conscious about what colors you use in your map. … Continue reading

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How To Cascade

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Cascade is a new scrollytelling app from Esri’s Story Maps team. Story telling is an inherently intertwined aspect of cartography. Cascade lets you focus on the narrative of your story, enabling maps to be more than lonely overburdened information graphics … Continue reading

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Beer vs Wine

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The beer/wine topic was a trap! To get us thinking about value-by-alpha. But now you’re here, and you might be like, well, I might as well read about value-by-alpha while I look at booze maps. {Would you like to read … Continue reading

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Hacking a DEM Sunrise

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|This post can alternatively be read as a Cascade story map| You can wield the mighty mighty powers of the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to create all sorts of practical, and impractical, or just fun, topographic effects. Why? Making interesting … Continue reading

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Six Months of Drought in the American Southeast

Six months of drought in the American Southeast

Wildfires, which started in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the end of November, recently spread north into Gatlinburg, TN. Normally, prescribed burns, to reduce the forest understory’s accumulating fire fuel and maintain the natural cycle of fire in … Continue reading

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How to Smart Map in 3 Easy Steps

Smart Mapping is an exciting capability that can help you create beautiful and informative maps, quickly. It’s never been easier to craft visually stunning maps that tell the stories you want to tell. This guide will help you familiarize yourself with smart mapping and its overall workflow, so that you can get started making your own mapping masterpieces! To follow the same guide interactively, visit this story map.

In its simplest form, smart mapping is a solution custom created for your map and your data, which is why we call it “smart”! With just a few clicks, you can create a clear story about your data. Continue reading

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How To: Fake Plastic Maps

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Existential Introduction This post will show you how to make realistic-looking fake maps by faking realism over something real, in order to make it look realistically fake. Got it? Let’s do this! I’m a big fan of using transparency-laden color … Continue reading

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Put the ‘R’ in ArcGIS

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Earlier this month at the UC, I presented a demo on the R ArcGIS Bridge that showed how powerful it is when you combine the visualization and spatial analysis power of ArcGIS with the capabilities of R to solve problems. … Continue reading

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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Maps

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ArcGIS allows you to explore your data and make useful maps of it. When you choose “Change Style” in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS map viewer, smart mapping analyzes your data, and provides suggestions based on the fields and … Continue reading

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New ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting 10.1 tutorials available!

Two new ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting 10.1 tutorials have been posted to ArcGIS Online. They focus on different aspects of the solution, namely ENC production and paper chart production. Continue reading

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