The USDA National Aerial Imagery Program (NAIP) has 2020 California aerial imagery services available. Also provided are services for earlier NAIP years and links to source data downloads and related files containing specific imagery dates. Click below for more info and links to the image services.
This color palette generator is a handy online tool that quickly creates a set of colors especially designed to make any data visualization, such as pie charts, bar charts, and maps, more effective. Check it out!
Burbank just got their LARIAC6 imagery. The projection that was used is a little different. It did catch me by surprise when I was comparing it to LARIAC5 imagery.
LARIAC5 – NAD_1983_StatePlane_California_V_FIPS_0405_Feet
LARIAC6 – NAD_1983_2011_StatePlane_California_V_FIPS_0405_Ft_US
Just enough to make ArcGIS Desktop complain!
NAD 83 (2011) is a new NAD 83 “realization”. It does not use a new datum. It is a refinement of the NAD 83 datum using data from a network of very accurate GPS receivers at Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS). From the point of view of GIS use, the difference is very slight and it will not be an issue when overlaying your older NAD 83 data.
Landsat image services in ArcGIS Online will be updated this spring with Landsat Collection 2 imagery, recently released by the US Geological Survey (USGS). Landsat Collection 1 imagery will be retired. Click below to read more about it.
Ok, this is a new one for me! Never heard of “technical debt”. I think it is more of a marketing ploy, but you be the judge. Click below to read the article.
The National Maps Corps is an online crowdsourcing mapping project with volunteers successfully editing structures in all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Structures include schools, hospitals, post offices, police stations, cemeteries, and other important public buildings. By updating and verifying structures data, volunteers are making significant contributions to USGS National Structures Database, The National Map, and ultimately US Topo Maps.
If you have some time, why not do a little data editing? Click below and check it out.
Check out this ESRI blog post about adapting planetary coordinate systems to then view in a 3D globe application like for Mars.
The OGC membership recently approved the new Indoor Mapping Data Format (IMDF). Read about it here.
This one is interesting. The GIS Department for Carlton County, Minnesota, used ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS Hub, and ArcGIS Dashboards to help administer a drive-through flu vaccine clinic. Online forms created with ArcGIS technology made registration for the clinic safer, faster, and easier for the public. Dashboards provided real-time statistics, enabling county officials to quickly analyze how many people were being vaccinated. Click below to read the article.
Join the ArcGIS Earth team on February 24 for a technical session at the ESRI Federal GIS Conference to introduce the newest capabilities available in ArcGIS Earth. Whether you’re a first-time user or a seasoned professional, this session is designed to bring value to all ArcGIS Earth users by delivering a product overview as well as a demonstration of some of the newest, most exciting capabilities currently available, and a sneak peek into what’s on the roadmap. The session will be followed by a live Q&A with the product team to field all your questions related to ArcGIS Earth. Click here for more info and to register.