ArcWatch: GIS News, Views, and Insights

April 2013

Not Just Plane Art

Imagine this: Ten photomosaics created using students' drawings of planes, trains, and automobiles, an art exhibit at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, needed to go online for easy viewing by the general public. Senior GIS programmer Don Kang and his team at the Clark County Department of Aviation in Nevada came up with an ingenious solution. They used ArcGIS to create the Children's Art Photomosaic website. The application for the site uses an image service created in ArcGIS for Server that lets you zoom in and clearly see each of the 100,000 images that make up the photomosaics. Read the article.

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Artist Robert Silvers used 30,000 pieces of children's art to create the photomosaics on display at McCarran International Airport.

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Go With the Flow

Learn to create a vector flow map to help your audience visualize geographic phenomena such as wind, water, or gravity. Read the tip.

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