Andy Skinner

Andy is a Cartographic Designer who has been working with Esri in Redlands for 10 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:

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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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Location of Alaska on USA maps

At the recent Northwest GIS User Conference, Dorothy Mortenson commented on the location of Alaska on U.S. maps.

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