ArcWatch: GIS News, Views, and Insights

November 2015

Mapping 100 Percent of Mercury

By Matthew DeMeritt
Esri Writer

Planetary geologist Paul R. Byrne explains how mapping plays a pivotal role in unlocking the secrets of Mercury, our solar system’s innermost planet. Byrne has used Esri ArcGIS software to map remotely sensed data collected by the NASA MESSENGER spacecraft. What have the maps revealed? Read the article.

Elevations on Mercury are color-coded from high to low terrain. The reddish color indicates high terrain. (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington)

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The Tip

Learn to Send Email from Web Map Pop-Ups

Web map pop-ups can be configured to send email back to you or your organization. It’s an excellent way for people who view your map to provide feedback or start a dialog. Read the tip.

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    The Headlines

    Menlo Park of the Future
  • Menlo Park of the Future

    PlaceWorks, Inc., uses GeoPlanner for ArcGIS to help the City of Menlo Park, California, plan for the expansion of Facebook headquarters and an influx of tech employees. Read the article.

    Mapping Indoor Space
  • Mapping Indoor Space

    Mapping your organization’s building interiors is a smart business move, improving everything from sales to staff productivity. Read the article.

    The Martian Water
  • The Martian Water

    Time lapse animations in this Esri Story Map Journal show what scientists say is evidence of liquid water in craters on the planet Mars. View the Story Map Journal.


    The Geospatial Report

  • A Multilingual Navigation App

    The new version of Navigator for ArcGIS offers directions in nine languages besides English: French, German, Greek, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, simplified Chinese, and Portuguese. Read the article.

  • Visualizing Campus Space

    Aaron Cheuvront from the University of Washington talks about how GIS is used to visualize and manage space on campus. Indoor mapping helps students find their classes and first responders reach the location of emergencies. Watch the video.

  • New Content for Data Appliance for ArcGIS

    Global terrain elevation data for use in 3D clients and high-resolution imagery are just two of the latest updates to Data Appliance for ArcGIS, a data and hardware solution that works behind your organization’s firewall. Read the article.

  • Explore The Living Wage Map

    The Living Wage Map, created by Esri using data from MIT professor Amy Glasmeier's Living Wage Calculator, shows the differences between the minimum wage and a living wage for a family of four, a single parent with one child, and a single adult. View the story map.