Just found this interesting article about why you want the highest resolution imagery possible for your projects. Check it out.
ESRI has announced the release of the ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor, available in beta on the ArcGIS for Developers website. The tool gives you a fast and easy way to create a custom basemap style.
By selecting an existing vector basemap, you can customize the layer colors and labels. You can edit everything from fill and text symbols to fonts, halos, patterns, transparency, and zoom level visibility. When you are finished, the styles are saved as an item in ArcGIS Online with a unique ID. The map viewer or any custom application can then reference the ID to display the basemap. Check it out.
Wanting to catch a look at some wildflowers in SoCal? You might still have some time. Check out this app by SCAG. Using precipitation, windstorm, natural habitats, and open space data, they mapped likely wildflower blooms and potential superblooms. You can also overlay transit data to plan your trip!
The City Health Dashboard is an online resource with community-level health, social, and economic data for the 500 largest cities in the US. The dashboard reports on 36 key measures of health, such as obesity and opioid overdose deaths, as well as the conditions that influence health, such as housing affordability and reading proficiency. The dashboard represents a first of its kind effort to provide city and neighborhood level data from multiple national sources, creating a one stop online resource to help city leaders and residents pinpoint and take action on gaps in health and opportunity. Check it out!