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The Esri Hydro Reference Overlay is a Hosted Tile Layer on ArcGIS Online

Hydro Reference Overlay

Due to increased demand for access and stability, the Esri Hydro Reference Overlay is now served as a hosted tile layer on ArcGIS Online. The original webmap and layer will remain in place until September 2017. At that time, the … Continue reading

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Federal Agencies Working Together to Improve Data in the Living Atlas

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The United States Geological Survey (USGS)’s Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) has been updated.

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USGS Historical Topographic Maps in ArcGIS Online and ArcMap

By Aileen Buckley, Esri Research Cartographer

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), with the help of Esri, has posted almost 186,000 topographic maps from its national map series online. You can view these maps in an app called USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer. You can also add images of the maps to your project in ArcMap, then use the images to digitize features, make measurements, or perform other operations. Continue reading

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Stream Gauges Map Goes Global!

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Since incorporating the Live Stream Gauge Map into the Community Maps program, a number of state and county governments have contributed their gauge networks to the map, and now, we’ve added the first set of international contributors. Real-time stream gauge … Continue reading

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Incredible Antarctica and the Larsen B Ice Shelf

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Antarctica…one of the last wilderness frontiers.  With all the talk in the news these days about the Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica breaking apart, I thought I’d see what information I could find out about it from an imagery … Continue reading

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175,000 U.S. Historical Maps–Now Online!

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More than 175,000 historical topographic maps from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are now available on ArcGIS Online. For over 130 years, the USGS has prepared these detailed maps to accurately show the complex geography of the nation. Maps cover … Continue reading

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How we made the Rim Fire Critical Points of Interest Map

Rim Fire Critical Points of Interest Map

Creating a map showing a fire perimeter with ArcGIS Online is more straightforward than you might think. The most important layer—the fire location and perimeter—is a publicly shared layer in ArcGIS Online that is generated from a data feed provided … Continue reading

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Trace America’s Streams using Streamer, by USGS

Streamer

The USGS National Geospatial Program is proud to announce the release of a dynamic map called Streamer, which allows a web user to map upstream and downstream traces and generate reports for each trace (including a map of the trace; its direction, … Continue reading

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EPA’s new app and website: How’s My Waterway?

How's my waterway?

by Brad Cooper, INDUS Corporation, Member of the EPA/How’s My Waterway Team EPA’s new app and website, How’s My Waterway, helps people find information on the condition of their local waterways using a smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer. It … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? The USGS on NHD Feature Names Inspection

by Cynthia Deischer and Ray Postolovski

Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

Romeo and Juliet meet in Shakespeare’s tale.  They are predestined from the start because of their surnames. Juliet tells Romeo that a name is an artificial and meaningless convention.  Meaning what matters is what something is, not what it is called.  However in the geospatial community, a name is far from meaningless and what something is named is just as important as what something is.  Continue reading

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