Diana Lavery

Diana loves working with data! She has over a decade of experience as a practitioner of demography, sociology, economics, policy analysis, and GIS - making her a true social science quantoid. Diana holds a BA in quantitative economics and an MA in applied demography. She is a senior product engineer on ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World's Policy Maps team. Diana enjoys strong coffee and clean datasets, usually simultaneously.

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Pivot rows of long tabular data to columns for joining to features

Reshape long data to wide data by using my newest favorite geoprocessing tool: Pivot Table.

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Top 10 Tips for Policy Mapping

Learn easy ways to make your maps clear when mapping public policy topics. These 10 easy tips will help your maps tell a strong policy story.

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Configurable Apps Create More Interest in Your Maps

Take ten minutes to configure an app to draw attention to your web maps!

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Turn Raw Data into a Feature Layer

There are multiple ways to turn a flat file of raw data into a feature layer in ArcGIS Online.

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Smart Choices for Basemaps and Color Ramps When Mapping Demographic Data

Highlight significant areas on your map by creating a high contrast between the basemap and your layer symbology.

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My First Impressions of ModelBuilder in ArcGIS Pro

Running a multi-step procedure of geoprocessing tools over and over again? ModelBuilder lets you store your entire process!

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Explore, Collect, and Share Maps About Issues Important to Your Community

Esri’s new Maps for Public Policy site gives you instant access to hundreds of policy maps that reveal important facts about your community.

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Make your work easy to find, understand, and use by others

Some simple ways to take your Item's Details Page from empty to complete and increase the visibility of your items.

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Mapping American Community Survey (ACS) Data Just Got Easier

Over 900 attributes from the ACS are available at your fingertips, including many of the new computer ownership and internet connectivity fields!

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