ESRI’s ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World can be described as an evolving collection of authoritative, curated, read-to-use global geographic information curated by ESRI and the GIS user community. It includes imagery, basemaps, demographics and lifestyle, landscape, boundaries and places, transportation, earth observations, urban systems, oceans, and historical maps, all of which can be combined with your own data.
Most can be used without signing in, but you will need an ArcGIS Online account for the more interesting ones. Here are a few I found that were interesting. Continue reading
There are some ArcGIS users that export their maps to an Adobe format so a graphic artist can finish it up. Now inside Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator you can import data-driven maps with ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud. Check out the video below and read the Seattle Times case study.
Reminds me of my digitizing days!
If you have been making maps for a long time, then you remember ink on mylar, Leroy lettering sets, and adhesive-backed screentones like Zip-A-Tone and Letraset.
Now replaced with computer techniques, check out these five production processes in map making that are no longer in use.
Geographer (GIS Coordinator) – US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District
GIS Business Analyst – Bakersfield area
Instructional Designer – ESRI, Redlands
Registration for the CalGIS 2020 conference in Long Beach next year is now open. Check out their website and register today!
Twenty years ago, Ralph Nader suggested to Jack Dangermond that GIS deserved its own day as a means for outreach, celebration, and awareness building. Read more about it here.
Happy GIS Day to all those that are celebrating GIS Day!
The Mapping Indigenous Los Angeles project from the University of California Los Angeles is creating a series of story maps that bring together a variety of stakeholders to help highlight “multiple layers” of diversity and identity. At the heart of the site are the story maps themselves, which unfold to reveal the complex history of place and the Indigenous peoples who have helped shape and been shaped by them. The story maps vary in length and depth, but all feature a variety of text, photos, podcasts, and other materials that help viewers immerse themselves in the subject matter and deepen their understanding. Check it out!