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ArcGIS Pro Tips: Top 10 Questions from the 2017 User Conference

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The 2017 Esri User Conference was the best attended ever, with the largest number of ArcGIS Pro users in attendance to date. It was so great to see the inspiring work you’re doing with Pro! With so many users, there … Continue reading

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Check out ArcGIS Apps for the Field at the 2017 User Conference!

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At the 2017 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California this week, there will be tons of presentations and events, covering hundreds of topics. To help you find your way to the Apps for the Field sessions and events, we … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro Tips: Guide for the Esri UC 2017

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As a GIS lover, I’m a geek for data. Here’s the 2017 Esri User Conference by the numbers: 5 days, 300+ exhibitors, 450+ hours of hands-on training, 1000+ sessions, 17,000+ attendees, and several thousand opportunities interact with each other and … Continue reading

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Check out Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS at the 2017 Esri User Conference!

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The 2017 Esri User Conference in San Diego is loaded with opportunities to learn about Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS. Come and learn best practices for your workflows, get answers to your questions, and discover the next generation web version of … Continue reading

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Interesting and Absurd Uses of Digital Elevation Models

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At the 2017 Esri User Conference, Ken Field will dazzle you with an array of beautiful techniques and examples of Relief Representation. I’ll be there, too, as the peanut gallery, tossing in strange, maybe useful, sometimes ridiculous, examples of Digital … Continue reading

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Esri User Conference Map How-to-a-palooza

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At this year’s Esri User Conference, there will be a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants-crazy-thematic-mapping-demo-fest session wherein the esteemed Dr. Kenneth Field and I trade barbs, quips, and mapping secrets. We’ll pool together some maps that we’ve made and take turns flying through how … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro Tips: Thinking About Linking – 2D and 3D Views

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One great advantage of using ArcGIS Pro is the 3D GIS capabilities built into the app. You can visualize your data and see patterns that you might not notice in 2D. Two dimensional maps are what you think of as … Continue reading

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You Asked, We Answered: The Top 10 UC Questions for ArcGIS Pro

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A whole month has passed since the 2016 User Conference. I had the pleasure of meeting so many users, having really great conversations, and answering your questions about ArcGIS Pro. Every user that I met is doing something amazing with … Continue reading

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ArcGIS for Local Government and ArcGIS for State Government at the 2016 UC

Interested in ArcGIS for Local Government or ArcGIS for State Government?  Attending the 2016 Esri User Conference?

Great!  You’ll have many opportunities throughout the UC to learn about, see in action and discuss the configurable state and local government maps and apps included in ArcGIS.

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During the UC Expo visit the Solutions Area in the Government Neighborhood to learn more about ArcGIS for State Government, ArcGIS for Local Government and ArcGIS for Continue reading

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Cartography using ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud

For the past year or so, I’ve been part of a team at Esri that is developing the ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud application. Our goal is that this extension will provide Adobe Creative Cloud users with web maps so that they can download these maps directly into their Adobe design environment from ArcGIS Online. For example, with ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, a  user  can  sign  into  their ArcGIS  Online  account  directly  from  Illustrator,  find geographic  content  that  fits  their  map  requirements,  and download this content into their Adobe Illustrator file. It is a seamless  workflow  since cartographers  and  designers  can create a map with spatial data without having to leave Adobe Illustrator.  The  result  is  a  vector  map  containing specifications  that  are  set  by  the  user. Designers and cartographers can then leverage Illustrator’s graphic editing power to design their map as they desire.

There  are  a  lot  of  mapping  and  GIS  organizations  and companies who have a GIS analyst or team and a designer or team  of  designers.  These two  groups,  GIS  analysts  and graphic designers, often have different priorities during their map-making  process,  and  this  application  we’ve  been developing  provides  a  collaborative  tool  for  analysts and designers  to  work  together  in  their  organization’s  map-production  workflow.  GIS analysts can add  their  well-prepared  and  precisely  analyzed  map  data  to  their organization’s  ArcGIS  Online  account,  and  designers  can easily  access  this  data  from  Adobe  Creative  Cloud applications. Allowing designers the opportunity to create their maps in a graphic design tool that they are familiar with greatly improves the map editing workflow efficiency and results. Of course there is the third type of user – the person who is skilled at both GIS and graphic design. The ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud application is a great tool for these users as well.

A lot of static mapping is completed in Adobe Illustrator. In fact, as a cartographer myself, this is how I create most of my static maps, and even some design for interactive mapping. The GIS-export-to-Adobe Illustrator workflow for static mapping is  the  one  I  was  trained  to  follow  at  the  University  of Wisconsin-Madison. After I was hired as a cartographer at Kulshan  Cartographic  Services  in  Bellingham  I  discovered that this workflow is also common practice in the professional cartography world. Now that I am at Esri, it is very exciting to be part of a team that is making this process a lot easier and reproducible.

We have been conducting usability testing, and our plan is to have the beta version of ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud released around the same time as our Esri User Conference this June. Visit esri.com/adobecc for more information and to sign up to be notified when the beta version is available.

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