Tag: Vector

Back 2 School: Vector Tiles in Azimuthal? Check it…

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This post comes courtesy of cartographer Jonah Adkins, from Newport News, Virginia. Jonah is a GIS alchemist, routinely crafting beautiful and insightful work, and sharing his process. … Vector tiles in Azimuthal Equal Area?? NO WAY! Way I’ve been learning … 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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Exploit Your Basemap

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Updated December 15, 2016:  The Esri Vector Basemaps are no longer in beta release and are now available to use in production web maps and apps. The best way to access them in ArcGIS Online is through the Esri owned … Continue reading

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Understanding Esri Vector Basemap File Structure

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Updated December 15, 2016:  The Esri Vector Basemaps are no longer in beta release and are now available to use in production web maps and apps. The best way to access them in ArcGIS Online is through the Esri owned … Continue reading

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Customize Esri Vector Basemap Boundaries and Labels

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Updated December 15, 2016:  The Esri Vector Basemaps are no longer in beta release and are now available to use in production web maps and apps. The best way to access them in ArcGIS Online is through the Esri owned … Continue reading

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QA/QC for Arc Hydro Terrain Preprocessing Vector Data: The Arc Hydro health check using Data Reviewer

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The Arc Hydro team has developed a data health check process that uses the ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension to assess and diagnose the quality of water resources data. The ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension is a set of functions and processes … Continue reading

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Displaying Speed and Direction Symbology from U and V vectors

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This blog shows you how to calculate and symbolize wind or current speed and direction when the underlying data is stored as U and V vectors. 

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Tips for using Visibility and Range results in ArcGlobe

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Once you’ve done some visibility analysis with the Visibility and Range template, you may find it helpful to view the results in 3D.  Range domes, linear lines of sight, and trajectories are 3D features, so they display in 3D by … Continue reading

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Getting better vectors from your rasters with ArcScan

By Aileen Buckley, Mapping Center Lead

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I’ve often had the situation where I wanted to use a raster data source as a single-color map background layer, but the cell size or other data processing output resulted in a ‘blocky’ or ‘pixelated’ appearance to the data at the map scale I need. A simple raster-to-vector data conversion served only to recreate the boxes or ‘saw-tooth’ or ‘stair-step’ lines from the original raster. The ArcScan extension has tools that reduce or remove this problem, and create an output vector data layer with smooth polygon boundaries or more naturally sinuous lines.

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