Some labels are better than others

In this post we look at some clever contour labelling to make your maps sparkly with masking. We’ve been talking about map making in the GIS courses recently, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.  Making effective maps to communicate your analysis results is an essential GIS skill.  In one class we were looking […]

Making your ArcGIS Pro map look better with the blend mode

Blends are a new part of making maps with Pro.  Skye gives us a sense of how it works. Hello everyone, This blog is an introduction to the blend mode in ArcGIS Pro. The blend mode is Pro is a useful tool that makes our GIS maps look great graphically without the help of Photoshop. […]

Topo to Raster Tool

Marissa steps us through using the Topo to Raster tool to create hydrologically correct DEM. The Topo to Raster tool is a spatial interpolation that has been specifically designed for creating hydrologically correct digital elevation models (DEM) from point, line, and polygon data.  Using the theory that everything moves downwards the tool imposes constraints that […]

Data Engineering in ArcGIS Pro

Data Engineering is a new addition to Pro – Yuwei takes us on a tour. Analysis and mapping with ArcGIS Pro rely on data of good quality. In the broader sense, data engineering in ArcGIS involves data extraction, cleaning, location enabling, enriching, and transformation.  Oftentimes many of these tasks can be done in spreadsheets such […]

How do I make a Field Map?

Paula shows us how to create field maps for Collector. Some of you use maps in the field and collect your own data based on what you see at the location you are visiting. Examples of this might be development sites with highly engineered areas, or remote backcountry locations where you are doing bird counts […]

3D scenes in ArcGIS Online

Want to set up a 3D scene in ArcGIS Online?  Meg shows us how. G-day! Crile and everyone, Today’s GIS Blog I will talk about “How to Make a 3D web scene to illustrate the Christchurch city council plan of Tsunami Evacuation Zones.” in ArcGIS Online. In my GIS team project last semester, my team […]

Area solar radiation tool in ArcGIS Pro

With summer just around the corner, Vivian gets us using the Area Solar Radiation tool. Solar radiation, also known as the solar resource or sunlight (New Zealand singer Lorde might call it solar power), is a general term for the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. Solar radiation is crucial for our survival as it […]

Setting visibility ranges in ArcGIS Online

Everybody likes to be seen.  Ben gives us an oversight on visibility ranges in ArcGIS Online. Hey guys, today I am going to be exploring setting visibility ranges for different layers in ArcGIS Online. Doing this is also possible in Pro, but it is arguably more useful in a Web Map, as then your users […]

Using maps and map data in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

In this post we’ll look at how you can bring basemaps and map data into Photoshop and Illustrator and manipulate the data presentation to your heart’s content. An intro to Photoshop and Illustrator Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are the industry standard tools in the graphic design world. Adobe is to graphic design what Esri […]

Spatial Join Tool

Samuel takes us through using the Spatial Join tool. Spatial Join Tool – Votes for Crile.D running for Christchurch Mayor! Kia ora, everyone. My name is Samuel Lin, today I will through the Spatial Join tool, which lives under “Geoprocessing – Analysis Tools – Overlay – Spatial Join,” in ArcGIS. In this scenario, we have […]