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Bridges of London

Sep 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  art bridges cities london

Illustrator Lis Watkins created this hand-drawn map of London’s bridges for the AA and Londonist. At Mapping London, Ollie O’Brien notes that the bridges are shown “in their approximately correct geographical position, and correct distances apart, although the width of the Thames itself is greatly exaggerated, as a fish jumping out of the river announces in … Continue reading "Bridges of London"


MGRS/USNG Coordinates to Web Map Made Easy

Sep 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online defense emergency response intelligence law enforcement

Have you ever received files containing coordinates in Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) or United States National Grid (USNG) format and wondered… “what now?  Can I use these coordinate values as easily as I use XY values?”  If so, we … Continue reading


Mapping glacier grief across the globe

Sep 26 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  climate change geo news

A sense of constant loss is looming from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The glaciers are melting. And the facts detailing the mostly irreversible process are shocking: In the last three decades, the extent of Arctic sea ice has declined by about 10%, with most of the damage happening in the last 10 years. The […]

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Explore Climate Trends with the Water Balance App

Sep 25 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps developer hydro living atlas

Most discussion of climate change has focused on temperature or sea level rise, but changes in freshwater availability will be an even larger challenge in many regions of the world. This topic is often ignored because it is difficult to … Continue reading


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"