ArcGIS Pro

Iceberg Map: Part 1, Cartography

Here is a map showing over 300 thousand historic iceberg locations. The source data comes from “The Antarctic Iceberg Tracking Database,” an amazing collection of tracked iceberg locations and attributes. Here is that data merged into a single feature layer.

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If you would like to observe an impeccably professional, superbly narrated, how-to video then I can’t help you. If you’re willing to settle for much less, then perhaps you wouldn’t mind whiling away six minutes of your allotted time on this earth with this…

…You’re still here? In that case, if you’d like to try this out for yourself, or just play with the data and methods, here is a bevy of resources…

Also, at 2:50 mark I DID mean to say “International Dateline,” or at least the 180 degree line of longitude. Whew, accidentally sort of right.

Anyway, here are some of the things covered in this video, in case you have to explain to your boss why you are watching YouTube…

Part 2 walks through how to animate these icebergs through time! Get ready to live.

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Happy Mapping! John Nelson

About the author

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 ArcGIS Living Atlas team at Esri, pushing and pulling data in all sorts of absurd ways and then sharing the process. I also design user experiences for maps and apps. 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. You might also like these Styles for ArcGIS Pro:


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