ArcWatch: GIS News, Views, and Insights

June 2015


Mapping News in the Netherlands

By Carla Wheeler
Esri Writer

Esri Netherlands produces maps for the Dutch media to illustrate political, economic, technology, sports, and other stories. During the recent provincial elections in the Netherlands, BNR Nieuwsradio published maps on its website that showed which parties won the greatest percentage of votes in each municipality. Maps created with Esri technology also have been used to tell other data-driven stories, from the bird flu outbreak in the Netherlands to the Ebola virus crisis in Africa. Read the article.

Mapping News in the Netherlands
Using maps provided by Esri Netherlands, BNR Nieuwsradio staff could see where various parties were winning the provincial elections in the Netherlands.

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