ArcGIS Living Atlas

Top ten US national parks, by visitor count

Here is a map of the ten most popular US National parks, by visitor count. The updated data comes from this list and the shapes come from the federal community, shared at Living Atlas.

The maps are made in ArcGIS Pro using the Imhof style resource applied to the luscious Living Atlas terrain (global DEM, all scales) image service. Here’s a general (not national-park specific) Pro project package all set up with the elevation data and style applied, if you’d like to download it and crank out these maps yourself.

You can make comparative layouts like this in Pro; here’s how. And here’s how to lock all the map frames at the same scale.

Did you notice that nice grainy paper texture? You can add textures to your maps too; here are some texture tile layers available in Living Atlas. Wondering how you can apply a paper texture tile layer atop all elements of a multi-map layout? Check out this clever hack from Tommy Fauvell.

Happy National Parking! John

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I have far too much fun looking for ways to understand and present data visually, hopefully driving product strategy and engaging users. I work in the Content team at Esri, pushing and pulling data in all sorts of absurd ways -and then talking about it. I also get to spend time with the Story Maps team, working on fun and useful user experiences. When I'm not doing those things, I'm chasing around toddlers and wrangling chickens, and generally getting into other ad-hoc adventures. Life is good. Loads more how-to posts: esri.com/arcgis-blog/author/j_nelson/ My YouTube channel: youtube.com/c/JohnNelsonMaps Loads of Styles for Pro: esriurl.com/nelsonstyles Instagram: instagram.com/johnmnelson/

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