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MarkCygan
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ArcGIS Production Mapping & ArcGIS Defense Mapping users can provide input to prioritize development of learning materials

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KelleyArroyo
Esri Contributor

National Mapping Agency Learn Paths are now live!

Explore our new series of learning pathways and lessons designed to guide you through the process of national mapping strategies and technologies. These 6 pathways were created to address the fundamental workflows of a national mapping agency: data collection, management, production and analysis, and collaboration.

Pathway 1: Pathway to Success
Pathway 2: Collection

Pathway 3: Management 

Pathway 4: Production Analysis

Pathway 5: Sharing and Collaboration
Pathway 6: National GIS

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KelleyArroyo
Esri Contributor

Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), the national mapping agency of Ireland, has undergone a digital transformation that includes great efficiency gains in mapmaking processes, and the creation of a one-stop shop called GeoHive to collect and serve the government’s spatial data across departments. These changes now form a backbone of capability to take mapping to a whole new level.


Key takeaways from this article: 

  • Open data adds transparency and enables interactions.
  • Location data underpins key government objectives.
  • Linking initiatives through location pins hope around plans.

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KelleyArroyo
Esri Contributor

This is the second in a three-part series on Ordnance Survey Ireland’s map modernization efforts.

Improved data sharing leads to cost savings and better decisions across government with a greater sense of place for citizens.

National mapping agencies, like many other industries, have seen impacts from the disruption of the internet. The many changes in information flow have caused a complete rethink about what they do and how they do it.

Key takeaways from this article:

  • Open data leads to increased citizen interaction and improved government collaboration.
  • Online mapping educates the public about how spatial is special, while allowing them to create custom maps.
  • Freely available data encourages new investments in Ireland.

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KelleyArroyo
Esri Contributor

First in a three-part series on Ordnance Survey Ireland’s map modernization efforts.

Isn’t data just data?

Once you start asking questions of your data, it doesn’t take long to realize when key details are missing. The location data that underpins mapmaking is of limited use if it only indicates where something is (its address, coordinates, or place-name). It gains intelligence if attributes are added to describe the what and why.

Key takeaways from this article: 

  • The value of spatial data exceeds the value of a paper map.
  • Intelligent data adds insight, overcoming uncertainty.
  • Digital workflows produce compounding benefits.

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KelleyArroyo
Esri Contributor

Office Increases Efficiency and Data Quality with Custom Mobile Data Collection, Data Management, and Reporting Tools


The Oregon/Washington Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages approximately 14 million acres of rangeland and administers over 2,000 grazing allotments. To fulfill this obligation, it employs more than 50 full-time staff in numerous district and field offices. These individuals share a commitment to a common mission: ensuring the health and productivity of public rangelands for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations.

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KelleyArroyo
Esri Contributor

The state of Queensland, in northeastern Australia, is remarkably geographically diverse. It includes coastal rain forests, widespread eucalypt and acacia woodlands, tropical savannas, ephemeral inland rivers, deserts, and rich agricultural belts. With an area of 1,730,000 square kilometers (668,000 square miles), it is approximately seven times the size of Great Britain.

To map and assess land-use patterns and changes throughout the state, Queensland’s Department of Environment and

Science (DES) formed the Queensland Land Use Mapping Program (QLUMP) more than 20 years ago.

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KelleyArroyo
Esri Contributor

Throughout the last 40 years, Ordnance Survey has made significant process change powered by the latest technology available. Now, powered by cloud computing, Ordnance Survey delivers updates on the country even quicker while saving costs.

Ordnance Survey has streamlined their data collections and improved data workflows, enhanced their data management reducing project time from 40 days less than five days, provides flexible data delivery to their customers, and has created an organizational culture that continues to innovate the national mapping industry. 

Key Article Takeaways:

  • Technology advances enable significant benefits for data quality and supply chain efficiencies.
  • Ordnance Survey is innovating to develop digital twins and speed data capture.
  • Workflow improvements that deliver value are adopted by customers in other countries.

Read the full story here: Great Britain Moves from Maps to Mapping Changes 

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