Emily Meriam

With nearly 20 years of GIS experience Emily has mapped elephants in Thailand, wildlife poachers in the Republic of Palau, land use related issues around Yosemite National Park, and active wildfire incidents for the State of California. Presently she is a Product Engineer and Cartographer with Esri’s ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World where she styles and designs layers, maps, and apps with the Environment Team. When not making maps, she is a true geographer and loves traveling with her family.

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Climate Extremes: Heat

A serialized look at climate extremes related to the latest CMIP6 models. Here we discuss heat, how to think about it, and mitigation resources.

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Wildfire Aware App Design and Implementation

The Esri team responsible for the Wildfire Aware app shares key design and implementation decisions.

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Be Wildfire Aware with this new application

Esri's Wildfire Aware application brings together 22 layers to facilitate understanding about wildfires and surrounding areas.

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Using Living Atlas content to study current and future threats to global food security

Modeling the state of future agriculture.

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Creating a meaningful temperature palette

Colors and temperatures unite in the new temperature forecast layers that are now part of the Living Atlas library.

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Mangrove Ecosystems of the World

Find these unique ecosystems using the new European Space Agency Land Cover layer.

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Evapotranspiration Data in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

Use evapotranspiration data in Living Atlas from the Operational Simplified Surface Energy Balance (SSEBop).

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The world’s most populated and greenest megacities (and how we found out)

Use the two new land cover layers in Living Atlas to find out the amount of tree coverage in the world's mega cities.

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Sensory Overload: Where are America’s noisiest and brightest cities?

Are nighttime lights and noise a sensory overload where you live? Find out with the new USA Transportation Noise layer in the Living Atlas.

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