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2016

DemographicsReleaseBlogPost_3.11.2016_24.pngIn the latest release of Esri Demographics, sixty services have been updated with new content! This includes over one hundred new map image layers! All of the web maps and map image layers are available through the Living Atlas of the World on ArcGIS Online. Most countries will feature two web maps; average household size or total population and purchasing power per capita. Twelve European countries including Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United Kingdom now have more granular levels of geography, enabling more detailed analysis. In some cases, the data goes down to the block level, allowing for more meaningful comparisons between locations that ultimately lead to better decision making. All new maps will feature country level geography, enabling easy comparisons between two or more countries at the national level. Some countries also have new attribute names, so be sure to check the release notes associated with the countries you use.

 

The Living Atlas of the World is the authoritative, curated, ready-to-use content available through ArcGIS Online. Contributed user and partner content, along with Esri content, compose the Living Atlas. This content can be used alone or in conjunction with additional data to help you complete your work more efficiently. To learn more, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter.

LargeImage_WetlandsRelease6.pngThe new 2015 National Wetlands Inventory layers have been released! This includes both an imagery layer and a map image layer. The layers can also be seen in this web map. These layers are available through the Living Atlas of the World on ArcGIS Online. The pop-ups for each layer have been vastly improved and now include wetland classifications such as the system, subsystem, class, subclass, code, and even typical species where information is available. Water regime modifiers, special modifiers, water chemistry modifiers, and soil modifiers are also part of the pop-up and available as attribute fields.

 

Wetlands provide a habitat for plants and animals while regulating water and building soil. The information contained in these layers is valuable to land use planning and efforts to conserve wetlands. This layer can be used alone or with other layers from the collection of landscape layers to complete a wide variety of mapping and analysis tasks, and the Extract Landscape Source Data tool can be used to download the layer’s source data.

 

The Living Atlas of the World is the authoritative, curated, ready-to-use content available throughout the ArcGIS platform. Contributed user and partner content, along with Esri content, compose the Living Atlas. This content can be used alone or in conjunction with additional data to help you complete your work more efficiently. To learn more, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter.

New and Updated Content to the World Topographic Map is Available!

This release incorporates new and updated coverage to the World Topographic Map for several cities, counties and facility sites across the United States. Through the Community Maps Program, Esri continues to incorporate useful large-scale features as these examples will show. Click on the image to enlarge, and take the map series tour below.

City of Evansville, Indiana

City of Superior, Wisconsin

County of Summit, Ohio

University of Wyoming

This Story Map Series visits selected areas in several communities where new and updated content are available.

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If you have previously used the World Topographic Map, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

If you have feedback on content, try our Topographic Map Feedback web map.

If you have other feedback or comments, please post them to the ArcGIS Online Discussion Group and the Living Atlas Discussion Group on GeoNet.

With the help of our user community and partners, Esri is curating an immense and rapidly growing collection of ready-to-use maps, imagery, and geo-referenced data for the world. This online collection of authoritative content, together with the new Web GIS pattern, is having a profound impact on the way people apply GIS.

The Living Atlas of the World is connecting people with information they need to solve problems and meet challenges, and we are seeing evidence of this almost everywhere we look. As a Cartographer, it has been thrilling to watch the rapid increase of Living Atlas content being applied to all kinds of industries.

This issue of Esri News for the Living Atlas Community highlights the enhancements made to the Living Atlas of the World Web App. We have included great examples of applied use of Living Atlas content, including the first set of international stream gauges, new analytical capabilities and enhancements to ocean content, and updates to Esri’s global collection of multi-scale, multi-resolution and multi-source World Elevation services.

      

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Esri News for the Living Atlas March 2016

New and Updated Content to the World Topographic Map is Available!

Community Maps contributors are recognizing the value of adding large-scale map layers to Esri’s Online Basemaps. This release incorporates new and updated coverage to the World Topographic Map for select areas of India and Germany, and several cities and counties throughout the United States.

As online map services become more prevalent and levels of detail and scale increase, user expectations are extremely high. There is a demand for large-scale content. Esri and its user community are delivering. Not only does large-scale map content add context, it also raises the aesthetics bar just a little higher. Look at how these communities come alive with increased detail. Click on the images below for a larger view.

St. Charles, Illinois

Lexington, Kentucky

Fremont, California

This Story Map Series visits selected areas in several communities where new and updated content are available.

Living Atlas Community

How do I Use? Combine content from the Living Atlas with your own data. Create powerful new maps and applications!

How do I contribute? Join the growing community of Living Atlas of the World contributors. There are two ways to contribute!

Living Atlas Newsletter: This newsletter will keep you and other members of the Living Atlas user community informed through success stories, examples of applied use, visibility of new content, announcements about events, and other useful resources and information. Subscribe to the Esri News for the Living Atlas Community. You can have the newsletter sent right to your inbox by subscribing here.

Follow us on Twitter: @LivingAtlas

Share your story: How has contributing to the Living Atlas Community benefited your organization and community? Has your participation helped meet a particular challenge? Has your applied use of Living Atlas content solved a problem or help meet a goal? Email me at smatthews@esri.com so we can promote your success.

Feedback

If you have previously used the World Topographic Map, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

If you have feedback on content, try our Topographic Map Feedback web map.

If you have other feedback or comments, please post them to the ArcGIS Online Discussion Group and the Living Atlas Discussion Group on GeoNet.