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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Return of Deer A

We follow up a previous post and attempt to clean up a spatial mess of our own creation Previously, we looked at a script that calculates distances between deer locations.  Things were going along swimmingly until I realised that I hadn’t quite done what was asked.  That knock on my door was Deer A, just…

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Near and Deer Ones

In this post we look at addressing a spatial problem, coming up with an approach and implementing the solution.  (Spoiler alert – it worked, but not as it was supposed to.)  We often get emails here at GIS Central asking for a bit of assistance with things spatial.  One never knows what will come through…

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Master of Your Domain

We look at how to use attribute domains to enforce some data integrity. Who’s a good consistent typist?  I’m ceratinly certainly not.  Let’s say you had to add a bunch of data into a spreadsheet, maybe names of students and their degrees.  If you’re anything like me, it’s hard enough to get names correctly typed…

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