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A Little Innovation Goes a Long Way

The Netherlands' national cadastre, land registry, and mapping agency was the first mapping authority in the world to fully automate the production of multiscale maps and data.

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Stories and resources

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    CASE STUDY

    Transforming services with geospatial innovation

    National Mapping

    Ordnance Survey is driving transformational change, re-imagining how it captures and shares changes to detailed and current national basemaps.
  • A map with one-by-one-degree cells of 1:50,000-scale geographic data
    Article

    Multinational Geospatial Co-Production Program

    National Mapping

    A consortium of 32 nations created geographic data at a scale of 1:50,000 that covers 27 percent of the land around the world.
  • ARTICLE

    Climate change prompts first national digital twin

    Digital Twin

    Discover how the island nation of Grenada became the first country to make a digital copy of itself for a modern approach to sustainable growth.
  • A satellite photo taken from space showing the top of a swirling tornado over blue ocean with the curvature of the Earth visible in the background 
    Article

    On Guard

    Imagery

    Group on Earth Observations (GEO) collaborates with Esri and other organizations to better understand and combat disaster risks.
  • A green space in Kuwait with skyscrapers in the background
    ARTICLE

    Deep learning automates Kuwait’s map updates

    GeoAI

    A GeoAI machine learning model allows a GIS team to automatically update Kuwait’s basemaps with new streets and buildings.
  • An Ordnance Survey airplane on the ground by a hangar
    ARTICLE

    The next chapter in national mapping

    National Mapping

    Powered by cloud computing, Ordnance Survey delivers updates on Great Britain quickly while reducing costs.
  • Map of Birmingham, England
    ARTICLE

    National mapping agency embraces automation

    National Mapping

    Ordnance Survey keeps pace with commercial online mapping platforms by embracing automation for map production.
  • Aerial photo of a road that runs between trees
    ARTICLE

    Recovering from Australia's bushfire crisis

    National Mapping

    The Queensland Reconstruction Authority designed an interactive map to give the public a complete and updated view of the state's reconstruction.
  • Colorful image of a nautical map
    ARTICLE

    Nautical charts go digital with help from GIS

    National Maritime

    Discover how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Coast Survey is transitioning to digital chart production.
  • Image of a cloudy sky over a green field
    ARTICLE

    A people-first approach to implementing GIS

    National Mapping

    The Bureau of Land Management looks to implement the next generation of location technology by first learning what their employees need.
  • Outdoor scene of a mountain with a cow in the foreground
    ARTICLE

    Modernizing range monitoring

    National Mapping

    Land management organizations enhance efficiency and data quality with custom mobile data collection, data management, and reporting tools.
  • Computer showing a world map in front of a server room
    CASE STUDY

    North Macedonia agency opens up data access

    Spatial Data Infrastructure

    The North Macedonian Agency for Real Estate Cadastre launched a new geoportal that simplifies access to a range of authoritative government data.
  • Scenic view of greenery in Australia
    ARTICLE

    Automating large-area land classification

    National Mapping

    In Queensland, Australia, a computer vision model was trained to automatically classify different types of land use through machine learning.
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  • Senior Executive Summit @ Esri UC: Ordnance Survey

    National Mapping

    Ordnance Survey has revolutionized how it delivers data to support its customers in Great Britain.
  • AI User Story: Road Extraction by PACI

    GeoAI

    The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) demonstrates its use of geospatial artificial intelligence to perform road extraction.
  • U.S. Department of the Interior

    National Mapping

    GIS professionals from the Bureau of Land Management provide a firsthand look at how GIS is interconnecting their work.
  • Hong Kong transitions to become a smart city

    National Mapping

    The Hong Kong Lands Department outlines how the city is adopting the digital twin concept to empower development and urban planning.
  • Esri Community Maps Program Overview

    National Mapping

    Learn how the Esri Community Maps Program enhances ArcGIS Living Atlas basemap layers with current data from the GIS community.
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    New tools for ArcGIS Pro 3.0 extensions

    ArcGIS Production Mapping and ArcGIS Defense Mapping extension updates include new tools and features in the Topographic Production toolbox.
  • Geospatial AI overview

    Artificial Intelligence

    Geospatial AI applies spatial machine learning and deep learning techniques to help solve complex problems and derive deeper insights.
  • ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online

    Imagery

    Hosted imagery capabilities with visualization and raster analytics allow image services to be shared across federal agencies and with citizens.
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Esri Community

Join a community space specifically for national mapping and charting geospatial data authorities. Connect with other members of the national mapping community, sign up for informative webinars, read the latest news from Esri's national mapping industry experts, and more. 

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National mapping webinars and events

National mapping and geospatial authorities need to stay up-to-date with the latest national mapping modernization trends, technology, and information. Attend one of our informative webinars or speak to one of our national mapping industry experts at an event. 

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Training

Instructor-led and self-paced options help individuals apply best practices and quickly learn ArcGIS software. Esri training consultants provide complementary planning services to identify the options that will best meet an organization's immediate, short-term, and long-term workforce training needs.

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National Mapping Learn Paths

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    National Mapping Agency: Pathway to Success

    Tutorial Series 1

    A series of tutorials designed to guide you through the process of national mapping strategies and technologies
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    National Mapping: Collection

    Tutorial Series 2

    A series of tutorials designed to guide you through the process of national mapping data-collection and -capture strategies and technologies
  • Left side of a larger map when combined with other nearby images on the page

    National Mapping: Data Management

    Tutorial Series 3

    A series of tutorials designed to guide you through national mapping data and information management strategies and technologies
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