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  • I’m excited/terrified to be speaking briefly at the 2018 Esri Partner Conference about some of the blogs I’ve written to help folks in their own map making adventures. I’ll be blasting through a handful of examples and resources, but for … Continue reading

  • Esri’s Community Program contributors have added new and updated map layers to Esri’s Online Basemaps. There is new and updated content for 17 communities. This release includes several states, counties, cities, and facility sites throughout Estonia, Canada, Germany, Kuwait, and the United … Continue reading

  • We’re happy to announce that ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.2.1 has arrived! This is a focused update to the 100.2 major release that happened last December. Focused, meaning it contains just a few enhancements to features that were released in December and … Continue reading

  • While engaging in the miracle of human flight I like to look down at the wrinkled surface of our earth. And if the sun angle is just right, given the direction I’m facing, a radial sun glint chases me, shimmering … Continue reading

  • This post comes courtesy of cartographer Jonah Adkins, from Newport News, Virginia. Jonah is a GIS alchemist, routinely crafting beautiful and insightful work, and sharing his process. … Vector tiles in Azimuthal Equal Area?? NO WAY! Way I’ve been learning … Continue reading