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Better Topographic Map Production Using ArcGIS

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If you are a member of a national mapping organization, you know the world is always changing. You create the authoritative products and services that continually update a nation of people who need to know where things happen. Your information enables governments, businesses, and constituents to solve problems. Learn more in our new Topographic brochure.


ArcGIS Online Now Available in Nine Additional Languages
ArcGIS Online is now available in Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish. Read more in the press release.

Building a GIS Helps Managers Achieve Optimal Operations
This book provides a step-by-step guide to the system design process using performance models and is intended for those tasked with implementing or updating their GIS.

Publish Your Custom Applications via ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online recently added several new configurable templates to the map viewer's application template gallery. Find out how to publish your maps in these configurable templates directly from ArcGIS Online.


Less Is More with the New Light Gray Canvas Map
Read an article explaining the new Light Gray Canvas map, which is available in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Explorer Online. The Light Gray Canvas map provides a neutral, uncluttered background that is useful for displaying economic, demographic, behavioral, health, and other data.

Esri Releases National Geographic World Basemap
A highly detailed basemap that is accessible via ArcGIS Online is now available. Read the press release to learn more.

Make Maps People Want to Look At
In this informative article, learn the five primary design principles for cartography that will help you make more effective maps.

Telling Stories with Maps
Read an interview with Allen Carroll, ArcGIS Online content program manager. Carroll is speaking about the Map Stories initiative at Esri. He is the former executive vice president and chief cartographer at National Geographic Maps.


The Importance of Cartographic Design
Read an interview with Dr. Anja Hopfstock regarding cartographic design in the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) environment.


Esri ArcGIS Provides Quick and Easy Access to S-57 Data
Esri ArcGIS software can now be used to visualize S-57 data with the symbology that the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) requires. The Esri S-57 Viewer can be downloaded at no cost; it allows users to quickly and easily display this data in Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) without data translation.

The Importance of a Marine Cadastre
In this podcast, Doug Vandegraft from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement talks about the marine cadastre and mapping ocean resources.

Shallow Survey 2012 GIS Portal
Visit this portal to
  • View data, maps, and apps that others have created with one common dataset
  • Upload data and maps that you have created and want to share with others
  • Create mashups with shared content and share them with others
  • Register existing web services of imagery, data, maps, and features
  • Create and interact with groups that share an interest in shallow


Maximize Imagery Data in ArcGIS
Imagery is some of the most informative geographic data available. Beyond depicting the complex features of our world, it reveals missing factors, exposes areas that require further analysis, and illustrates change over time. Read the brochure to find out more.

Disaster Decision Support System
Read about a system that features time-aware functionality, data integration, and remote-sensing image comparison.