Accessing OS Open Zoomstack Vector Tiles in ArcGIS

Accessing OS Open Zoomstack Vector Tiles in ArcGIS

Building multiscale basemaps can be very challenging when you have to integrate different datasets into a consistent map base. OS have started an Open Zoomstack trial to explore ways to make this easier. One of the options available is a vector tile service and a set of styling options to accompany this. Read on to discover how to make use of this tile service in ArcGIS

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ArcGIS Pro 2.1 brings a blizzard of new features

ArcGIS Pro 2.1 brings a blizzard of new features

The latest update for ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s flagship desktop application has arrived. With so many new features, even the most observant eye might miss some of the exciting advances that have been made in this most recent update. This blog will take you through my selection of the new tool developments and features in ArcGIS Pro 2.1.

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Using Domains and Subtypes for Smart Data Collection

Using Domains and Subtypes for Smart Data Collection

If you’re using Collector for ArcGIS, or thinking about using it, you’ll have considered which fields you need to collect information. You could just use free text and type information into each field. I don’t know about you, but I have clumsy thumbs and there would be spelling mistakes everywhere. If you have access to ArcGIS for Desktop, you should consider using domains and subtypes.

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Vector Tiles Part 1 - Creation

Vector Tiles Part 1 - Creation

Vector tiles contain vector representations of data across a range of scales. Unlike raster tiles, they can adapt to the resolution of their display device and even be restyled for multiple uses. With ArcGIS Pro 1.4 users can now also publish their data as vector tiles using local projections such as British National Grid. In this first of two posts, I'll take you through the steps required to publish your own vector tiles using a local projection.

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The science behind our Coastal Views map

The science behind our Coastal Views map

When you're at the coast and gaze off into the horizon, do you know which countries are directly across the sea from you? I recently tried to answer this question by creating a map that went on to be featured on The Telegraph, Mail Online, BBC News and, more recently, Esri's Maps We Love gallery. 

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ArcGIS 10.5 boldly goes where no version has gone before

ArcGIS 10.5 boldly goes where no version has gone before

The ArcGIS 10.5 release is almost with us and is bringing some major changes to those of you working with ArcGIS for Server. Following on from the 10.5 release will be the next version or ArcGIS Pro, 1.4. We'll be looking at some of the new capabilities in detail in the new year but here's an overview to set the scene.

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Make your 2D data look 3D with ArcGIS Pro

Even if your data doesn't include the z values needed for 3D analysis, you can still create a 3D visualisation to help understand how the features sit in the landscape. At this year's Scottish Conference I included this in a short tech session on 3D in ArcGIS Pro. As well as looking at the visual impact of forest blocks, I also took 2D data representing a wind farm in the Scottish Borders and created a 3D visualisation of the site. The full details for the steps involved are in the help but I thought I'd take you through some of the questions you need to consider. 

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