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What’s New in Basemaps (September 2017)

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis content arcgis online basemaps cartographic design

Esri’s Community Program contributors have added new and updated map layers to Esri’s Online Basemaps. There is new and updated content for 12 communities. This release takes in several counties, cities and university campuses throughout the United States, as seen in … Continue reading


This brilliant new map visualizes travel time, not latitudes and longitudes

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  cool maps geo news

Most people use maps in their daily lives not to see the exact geographical location of a place, but to figure out how much time it’s going to take to get there. The time element dictates all kinds of decisions we make – should I take the metro or hail a cab to go to […]

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Mapping the bombing missions of the Vietnam War

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  esri maps story maps

Over the course of the Vietnam War, the United States and its allies dropped over 7.5 million tons of bombs on Southeast Asia. But until recently, no one outside the U.S. military really knew where all these bombs fell. That all changed in late 2016, when the U.S. Department of Defense released its Theater History […]

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Collector for ArcGIS v17.0.3 (iOS and Windows)

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis online collector collector for arcgis ios

We are pleased to announce the release of Collector for ArcGIS v17.0.3 on the iOS and Windows platforms today. Please read the details here! Please note: Android will be updating in October with added support for Trimble Catalyst!


Authoring 3D Layers and Creating Web Scenes in ArcGIS Online

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis arcgis online elevation hosted services

Creating 3D content for ArcGIS Online In this blog I am going to take the data provided in this ArcGIS Pro tutorial focused on creating 3D content in Portal for ArcGIS and show you how you can create 3D content … Continue reading


Mapping the Earthquake in Central Mexico

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  disaster mapping earthquakes geology mexico nasa

This crowdsourced map of collapsed and damaged buildings in Mexico City (in Spanish) appeared shortly after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico on 19 September [via]. NASA also produced a map, based on radar data from the ESA’s Copernicus satellites that compared the state of the region before and after the quake. Interestingly, the data … Continue reading "Mapping the Earthquake in Central Mexico"


Disruptive Technology Featured at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  api app developers apps arcgis developer community arcgis online

Esri recently attended TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, September 16-17th, 2017. The conference brings together entrepreneurs and next-generation products from across industries and the globe. Before the Disrupt conference started Esri, 750+ developers and a variety of other sponsors gathered … Continue reading


The Cantino Planisphere

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  1500s antique maps cantino planisphere world map

Maps aren’t always named for their creators. The Gough map and the Selden map are named the people who owned them last before bequeathing them to the Bodleian Library. The Cantino planisphere, a Portuguese map of the world showing that country’s discoveries in the Americas and along the African coast, is named after the person who, … Continue reading "The Cantino Planisphere"


Self-driving Lidar Wheelchair

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  consumer slam

Add this to the list of autonomous vehicles – the self-driving wheelchair. It can be summoned with a smart app. The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, or SMART, developed and deployed the first unit at Singapore’s Changi General Hospital … Continue reading

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You Are Here: An Anthology of SF/Fantasy Map Stories

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fantasy maps and literature science fiction

I can’t explain how I missed this one when it came out last fall. You Are Here: Tales of Cartographic Wonders is an anthology of 18 science fiction and fantasy stories about maps. Edited by N. E. White, it includes one story I’ve seen before: Charlotte Ashley’s “Eleusinian Mysteries.” I look forward to reading the … Continue reading "You Are Here: An Anthology of SF/Fantasy Map Stories"


What’s New in Basemaps (September 2017)

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis content arcgis online basemaps cartographic design

Esri’s Community Program contributors have added new and updated map layers to Esri’s Online Basemaps. There is new and updated content for 12 communities. This release takes in several counties, cities and university campuses throughout the United States, as seen in … Continue reading


This brilliant new map visualizes travel time, not latitudes and longitudes

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  cool maps geo news

Most people use maps in their daily lives not to see the exact geographical location of a place, but to figure out how much time it’s going to take to get there. The time element dictates all kinds of decisions we make – should I take the metro or hail a cab to go to […]

The post This brilliant new map visualizes travel time, not latitudes and longitudes appeared first on Geoawesomeness.


Mapping the bombing missions of the Vietnam War

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  esri maps story maps

Over the course of the Vietnam War, the United States and its allies dropped over 7.5 million tons of bombs on Southeast Asia. But until recently, no one outside the U.S. military really knew where all these bombs fell. That all changed in late 2016, when the U.S. Department of Defense released its Theater History […]

The post Mapping the bombing missions of the Vietnam War appeared first on Geoawesomeness.


Collector for ArcGIS v17.0.3 (iOS and Windows)

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis online collector collector for arcgis ios

We are pleased to announce the release of Collector for ArcGIS v17.0.3 on the iOS and Windows platforms today. Please read the details here! Please note: Android will be updating in October with added support for Trimble Catalyst!


Authoring 3D Layers and Creating Web Scenes in ArcGIS Online

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis arcgis online elevation hosted services

Creating 3D content for ArcGIS Online In this blog I am going to take the data provided in this ArcGIS Pro tutorial focused on creating 3D content in Portal for ArcGIS and show you how you can create 3D content … Continue reading