Q1: What license levels are needed to utilize the Living Atlas?
A1: All you need is an ArcGIS Online organizational account, which comes free with any Desktop license.
Q2: How do I get to the Living Atlas from ArcMap?
A2: From an item’s description page, you have the option to “Open in Desktop.” Or, from within ArcMap, you can connect to any of our Living Atlas servers and access the data from ArcCatalog. We also have a special tool for accessing data from the Landscape theme: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=06f9e2f5f7ee4efcae283ea389bded15 Future versions of ArcMap (and ArcGIS Pro) will be more closely integrated with the Living Atlas.
Q3: I’m curious about how many people are participating on the webinar?
A5: Most of the Living Atlas maps do not consume credits. Premium content, which will consume credits when used in geoprocessing operations, are clearly labeled as such in the item description.
Q6: When will NAIP 2013 & 2014 be added to the NAIP Imagery layer?
A6: The 2013 imagery is already included in the NAIP Imagery layer, and 2014 will be added as soon as it is publicly available.
Q7: Is there any schedule for the NASA SMAP Soil Moisture Active Passive data be uploaded?
A7: The satellite hasn’t launched yet. We are, however, very excited about this mission and once the data feed is available to the public we will work on ingesting it into an image service.
Q8: What is the timeframe to add the 2001 NLCD? Including pixel changes
A8: This is not currently on our agenda, but if enough users request it, we will add it.
Q9: It seems that many of the maps do not list an appropriate scale, where is the metadata?
A9: All the maps have a description page that should contain this information, as well as a link back to the source of the data. If you feel an item description is incomplete for a specific map, feel free to tell us in a comment on the description page.
Q10: How do I go to the apps that are being demonstrated?
Q11: How can I get to the Living Atlas within AGOL?
A11: When adding data to an ArcGIS Online web map, choose the “Browse Esri Map Layers” option to limit your searches to our curated content.
Q12: Does the watershed delineation tool require NHDPlus as the analytical base?
A12: You have the option to use NHDPlus or HydroSheds as the analytical base. Because those data are part of the Living Atlas, you do not need to download anything when using the watershed delineation tool.
Q13: How do you judge ‘great cartography?’
A13: The color scheme and pop-up windows should tell a story about your data.
Q14: Does the living atlas contain DEM or Bathymetry?