Tag: vector basemap

What’s new in Vector Basemaps (October 2017)

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New Map Style Nova is a brand new vector basemap map style that brings an extraterrestrial look and feel to mapping our world. The colors and fonts are reminiscent of something you’d expect to see in the latest Sci-Fi movie, as … Continue reading

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Working with and Customizing Esri Vector Basemaps: The Basics

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Vector Tile Layers can be used to create multi-scale maps that are efficient, high-resolution and customizable. Esri’s Living Atlas Content Team has created vector tile versions of most of our traditional basemaps (plus some new ones), and these work well in … Continue reading

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Esri Vector Basemaps (August 2017 updates part 2)

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We kicked off the month of August with a round of data updates in the Esri Vector Basemaps. We close out the month with another update of content spanning the globe. The entire western hemisphere, North and South America, was … Continue reading

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Working with Fonts and Sprites: Being Creative with Esri Vector Tiles

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For an interactive version of this blog click here. Vector Tile Layers are used to create multi-scale maps that are efficient, high-resolution and customizable. Since they became available the Esri Living Atlas Content Team has built vector tile versions of … Continue reading

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Updated Vector Basemaps and New mapstyler (August 2017)

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With this latest update, there is a handful of news to report on the Esri Vector Basemaps. The vector maps now display at larger scales. There’s a new styling app called mapstyler. Data contributions from more than two dozen communities were added … Continue reading

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What’s New in Esri Vector Basemaps (June 2017)

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With our latest update to the Esri Vector Basemaps, we’ve continued to update data and expand coverage of the maps, released a new suite of maps and layers in GCS WGS84, and provided the option to use the vector basemaps … Continue reading

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Esri Vector Basemap Updates (June 2017)

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This latest blog related to the Esri Vector Basemaps reports on a bunch of updates made to the vector tile set published on ArcGIS.com. These changes include dozens of new and updated data for contributed communities and other areas of the map … Continue reading

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Animal Crackers in My Soup!

Animal crackers in my soup
Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop
Gosh, oh gee! but I have fun
Swallowing animals one by one*

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A Dark Version of the Human Geography Basemap

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In February I wrote about the release of a new sample vector basemap, the Human Geography Basemap, built specifically to support maps with subjects related to human geography. By request, we have built a dark version, and this is also available, as … Continue reading

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What’s new in Esri Vector Basemaps (May 2017)

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We kick off the month of May with a bunch of updates to the Esri Vector Basemaps. These changes include new features displaying in many of our map styles, improvements to existing map displays, and new content across dozens of … Continue reading

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