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FREE Webinar! SmartMapping with Living Atlas Layers and Unveiling of the New Website

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online cartographic design living atlas living atlas community webinar living atlas of the world

Join us February 23 for a free webinar! Jim Herries, Lisa Berry, and Jennifer Bell of Esri’s ArcGIS Content Team will present Esri’s latest SmartMapping techniques and show how you can use them with Living Atlas layers to gain insight … Continue reading


Introducing a Human Geography Basemap

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis content arcgis online basemap mapping vector basemap

Esri just released a new sample vector basemap that is built specifically to make maps of subjects related to human geography. Just as the Topographic Basemap supports so many wonderful maps that require topography on a colorful basemap, the Human … Continue reading


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

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing app developers apps arcgis for server arcgis online

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


Intermediate Python Programming with “ArcGIS Blueprints” – book review

Feb 08 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  coding programming

“ArcGIS Blueprints” is a book for ArcGIS Desktop programmers who want to improve their Python programming skills and look beyond Python scripting. Whereas the author´s earlier book “Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook” focused on Python scripting, this book covers ArcGIS Desktop application development with Python. These applications come in the form of add-ins and Python […]

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Confused by Mobile GIS?

Feb 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  gis mobile gis

Mobile ArcGIS has been slow to take off. Part of the reason we suspect is due to the confusion around mobile GIS in general and making decisions on the best option for your particular needs. In this video we discuss mobile GIS apps. The core differences and factors which you will need to consider when […]

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Mapping Where America Depends on Trade

Feb 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  economics exports trade usa washington post

The Washington Post maps the parts of the United States most dependent on trade—and thus most at risk if the Trump administration starts a trade war with the U.S.’s trading partners.


Google Maps for Android Adds Information Tabs

Feb 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  android google google maps mobile

Yesterday’s update to Google Maps for Android includes tabs for nearby points of interest, driving information and traffic conditions, and transit schedules and recommendations. More at The Verge. Previously: Google Roundup for January 2017.


Into the night – training day on citizen science slides

Feb 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog under tags  #ditscience citizen cyberscience citizen science conference extreme citizen science

Last December, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) awarded funding to UCL Extreme Citizen Science group and Earthwatch as part of their investment in public engagement. The projects are all short – they start from January to March and included public engagement and training to early career researchers. “Into the Night” highlights the importance of light … Continue reading Into the night – training day on citizen science slides


More offshore drilling and “fracking” in California

Feb 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  articles ca california data data and analysis

Offshore oil and gas development is expanding in CA. This article explores the state’s regulatory framework, existing data, and data discrepancies. Federal Regulations for Offshore Fracking In the summer of 2016 the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) jointly released an environmental study that reviewed offshore fracking operations. […]

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There’s a New Tab in Town

Feb 07 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  georeferencing image classification imagery ortho mapping raster function template

At ArcGIS Pro 1.4 we introduced the Imagery tab. Now most of the commonly used raster tools can be accessed from a single location. Here is a quick breakdown of what can be found on the Imagery tab: Ortho Mapping … Continue reading