Explore OpenStreetMap in ArcGIS

Explore OpenStreetMap in ArcGIS

OpenStreetMap is one of the biggest collaborative mapping projects out there. A community of mapping enthusiasts have helped to contribute over 4 billion points of information since its initial creation in 2004. OpenStreetMap has been in the ArcGIS Platform as a tiled basemap for a while, but that’s not the only way you can use it .

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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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Updated imagery you say….

Updated imagery you say….

We have two exciting announcements about World Imagery services. In the next month, we will be receiving a UK wide update to the Imagery and Imagery with Labels basemaps. This is in addition to the new World Imagery (Clarity) service. Read on to find out what’s changed and for more details on the World Imagery (Clarity) service.

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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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Living Atlas of the World Site Update

Living Atlas of the World Site Update

The Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of global geographic information and is part of the ArcGIS Platform. You can explore maps and data from Esri and thousands of other organisations, then combine them with your own data to create new maps and applications. The latest update to the website has made browsing this content easier than ever before.

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US election 2016: battle of the maps

As America prepares to elect its 45th president, many media agencies are opting to use cartograms instead of traditional maps. Want to know why? As well as looking at the general benifts of using cartograms I've also looked at the strengths and weaknesses of different types.

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Esri UK Open Data Portal Update

You might have noticed the ESRI UK Open Data Portal had a little make-over recently. If this your first time hearing about our Esri UK Open Data Portal site, I urge you to have a look around, you might find something you like! A new Education theme has been added and the site includes some beta features of ArcGIS Open Data.
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Working with OS MasterMap Water Layer in the ArcGIS Platform

Ordnance Survey have released OS MasterMap Water Network, a new OS MasterMap layer. It provides the flow, centre line geometry and height of all rivers, streams, lakes, lochs and canals across Great Britain. The layer is a structured link/node representation of all connected watercourses including the underground network (inferred based on entry and exit points). This article takes you through loading (Productivity Suite is not required), merging, de-duplicating and creating a geometric water network.
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The Esri UK Open Data site is here and here’s how to set up your own

Have you seen ArcGIS Open Data, which you can set up free from your ArcGIS Online Organization Subscription? This article will give you a broad introduction into what ArcGIS Open Data is, how you can activate it and show you examples of Open Data Portals already available for you to use.
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Do you want LocatorHub to find only locations that receive mail from AddressBase Plus or Premium?

The AddressBase Plus and AddressBase Premium datasets contain a field named Postal_Address. The definition of this field is being changed by the Ordnance Survey to better meet customer requirements. This change should be just what you need if you have ever wanted to search only for locations that receive mail.
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