Andy Skinner

Andy is a Cartographic Designer who has been working with Esri in Redlands for 9 years, on projects such as the Urban Observatory, and Green Infrastructure, and most recently on the creation of some of Esri's vector basemaps. Prior to Esri, he was Manager of Cartographic Design at Rand McNally, and before that a Senior Cartographer at GeoSystems/MapQuest. He is originally from England, and worked for a number of years at what is now the University of Derby before moving to the USA. Andy can be contacted at: askinner@esri.com

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Working with Esri Vector Basemaps in ArcGIS Pro

Esri Vector Basemaps are available for use in ArcGIS Pro, and that opens up some new possibilities for you.

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Customizing Esri Vector Basemaps: The Basics revisited

This is an update of a blog and a sequence of story maps written in 2017 looking at the mechanics of customizing Esri's vector basemaps.

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Working with and Customizing Esri Vector Basemaps: The Basics

Have you ever had that moment where you thought 'This basemap would work really well, if only ...'? Now you can edit them yourself.

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Working with Fonts and Sprites: Being Creative with Esri Vector Tiles

Updated December 8, 2017:  The Esri Vector Basemaps were recently updated to a new version (v2). The best way to access them in ArcGIS O...

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A Dark Version of the Human Geography Basemap

Updated December 8, 2017:  The Esri Vector Basemaps were recently updated to a new version (v2). The best way to access them in ArcGIS O...

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A restructured ‘Terrain with Labels’ Vector Basemap

Updated December 8, 2017:  The Esri Vector Basemaps were recently updated to a new version (v2). The best way to access them in ArcGIS O...

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Introducing a Human Geography Basemap

Updated December 8, 2017:  The Esri Vector Basemaps were recently updated to a new version (v2). The best way to access them in ArcGIS O...

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Replacing the Sample Atlas Application

The 2012 Online Atlas sample app has been retired. Here's how to get a similar effect using nested Story Map apps.

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Exploit Your Basemap

Esri now provides a set of vector basemaps of the world for you to use, and you can customize both the look and the content. 

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