Tips for web-based map design

The focus on web mapping application is back, or maybe it never really went away. As we use browser-based mapping technologies more and more I think it is time to discuss what, in my experience, has been important in web-based map creation. In this blog I suggest some things to consider when publishing from a…

Exprodat and CSIS tell a Russian Story Map

Exprodat, the oil and gas ArcGIS Platform specialist, has worked in partnership with the world-renowned Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to implement the Esri Story Maps as a new way of presenting the Centre’s valuable strategic information. Washington, DC based CSIS has become one the world’s preeminent international policy institutions and in July…

Converting Models to Scripts - Cleaning Tips

Models to Scripts: Cleaning Tips

Introduction In my current role, scripting is by far my favourite activity. I’ve always enjoyed language, and in the same way I enjoy writing and reading other’s scripts. Although reading, understanding, and altering scripts written by others can often be seen as an area where the drudgery must be mitigated or avoided, I enjoy trying…

Advanced Labelling with Python

Advanced Labelling with Python

There can be times when data which is available to you may not present information exactly as you would like.  Variations in units are common. In many cases, you can simply create a new column and calculate a converted value. What happens when you don’t have write access to the data? Suddenly you have an…

Our Esri 2015 UC Q&A Highlights

Our Esri 2015 UC Q&A Highlights

There’s only a few days left before the 2015 Esri User Conference (UC) in San Diego, and Esri has released the UC Q&A, which aims to answer common questions about Esri’s products and services, and also sets the scene for the UC. It’s a comprehensive document; the PDF download stretches to 169 pages; so here (in…