Esri product engineer Heather Smith provides a checklist of the things you need to do to make a map, from finding your data to proofing the final product. Her short tutorial will help you avoid common errors and save time. Read the blog.
George Washington was the first American president and a cartographer. Esri's John Nelson provides Washington's map textures, which you can download and use in your ArcGIS Pro projects. Read the blog.
A recent update to ArcGIS Online gives you the ability to update web map layers using HTTPS protocol, thereby making your geographic information more secure. Read the blog to learn how.
Everyone loves a good story and a good map. Esri offers a new one-day course on how to combine maps with story text and multimedia and create Esri Story Maps apps. Register for the class.
Maps & More
Which peaks comprise the Seven Summits? Compare mountains such as Everest, Aconcagua, and Denali side by side in a 3D scene created using ArcGIS Pro. View the story map.
Could planning tactical operations with GIS have reduced casualties during a historic World War I battle?
Find out when you use Military Tools for ArcGIS in this Learn ArcGIS lesson. Read more.
Esri offers to US customers only the Trimble TDC100. It's an all-in-one rugged GNSS handheld receiver and smartphone that supports Esri field apps such as Collector for ArcGIS. Read more.
The Last Word
The clock is ticking. You only have two more weeks to enter the Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest. Submit up to three preexisting or new story maps between now and May 7, 2018, for a chance to win recognition and prizes. Enter today.
Well-known cartographer Waldo R. Tobler, professor emeritus of geography at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), died recently. Tobler was best known for articulating what he called the "first law of geography," meaning near things were more closely related than distant things.
Read the article from UCSB.
View his animated cartography of Detroit.