Jim Herries
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Jim Herries is a geographer with Esri in Redlands, California. He serves as a principal product engineer on the team responsible for ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Jim is particularly engaged in thematic mapping and map visualizations, reflecting a drive to help GIS users bring their data to life on the map and stimulate insights. He constantly looks for ways to create clear, focused map information products that incorporate meaningful spatial analysis and evocative visualizations.

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Index Maps Help Inform Strategies

You can show individual thematic maps to your audience and expect them to assemble the information in their mind. You can also make an index map.

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Justice40 tracts now available in Living Atlas

Esri recently released the latest Justice40 Tracts from the Council on Environmental Quality into ArcGIS Living Atlas.

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Updates to American Community Survey Layers Now Available in ArcGIS Living Atlas

Access the most current American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates from U.S. Census Bureau via ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.

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Updates coming to American Community Survey layers in ArcGIS Living Atlas (Spring 2022)

The American Community Survey (ACS) layers in ArcGIS Living Atlas will be updated in March 2022 with the newest 2016-2020 data from the Census.

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Get (Re)Acquainted with Smart Mapping in Map Viewer

New ArcGIS StoryMaps collection on smart mapping

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A Straightforward Approach to Mapping Margins of Error

This blog digs into a simple approach to thematic mapping numeric data with their related error in a way that calls out significant error rates.

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Size maps get turbocharged in Map Viewer

Above-and-below styling, binary color schemes, rapid presets, and other enhancements have come to proportional symbol maps

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Explore before you map

Learn some easy tips for the start of your cartographic journey. Start each map with a few minutes of exploration to learn more about your data.

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Blend Modes for Thematic Maps

This blog focuses on blend modes that improve your thematic maps, especially for maps of polygon layers.

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