“A picture is worth a thousand words”

~ Fred R. Barnard

Dabbles in data visualization – GIS, 3D Modeling, Data Formatting, Graphic Design, Cartography, Geovisualization, Remote sensing, infographics, graphic design, web design...

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Mapping Reads

Mapping Reads

One of my favorite web magazines posted a list of “must reads” for mapping (and non-mapping) people.  “How to Lie With Maps”,  “From Here to There”, “Maphead” and “On the Map“, by Simon Garfeild (not mentioned in the article) are at the top of my list. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/08/map-book-list/               “How...
Using COGO in ArcGIS

Using COGO in ArcGIS

Both flavors of ArcGIS, ArcInfo and ArcEditor both come with the COGO extension. This makes drawing with Coordinate Geometry (COGO) a snap. If you have Arcview and no other third party extensions you might be missing out…or maybe not. With a couple of changes to the editor options, you can draw using COGO and using...
ArcGIS Online Map with Slider

ArcGIS Online Map with Slider

Obesity and diabetes have become an epidemic problem in US and its almost certain that someone you know is/has been effected by these two issues. This ESRI Storytelling with Maps blog is hosting a map that shows the correlation between the two using a swipe tool. View the live map For more information on Storytelling...
Adding Style to your maps

Adding Style to your maps

If you work in ArcGIS like me, you know it lacks in the cartographic style department. The ESRI Mapping Center has put together a collection of maps and tutorials on how to spruce up your maps and get away from the boring, out-of-the-box styles. Click on the map you like and get short tutorials on...

Handling XML with Python in ArcGIS

XML has become very popular in giving users the ability to parse large amounts of data between programs and databases. Many have adopted XML schema and developed variations of the it. HTML, KML and the popular GPX schema have a very similar look to XML. Using python and more specifically ArcPy, the ESRI blog user...
Beautiful Wind Map Animation

Beautiful Wind Map Animation

Two of my favorite twitter feeds come from Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg. They do an incredible job of visualizing data and collaborate a site called hint.fm. They have recently released an animated map that displays wind patterns based on the National Digital Forecast Database. Wind Map: http://hint.fm/wind/
Perpetual Ocean [HD Video]

Perpetual Ocean [HD Video]

(Make sure to turn on the full screen!) This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through Decmeber 2007. This visualization was produced using NASA/JPL’s computational model called Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase II or ECCO2.. ECCO2 is high resolution model of the global...
ArcGIS for the Android Platform [update]

ArcGIS for the Android Platform [update]

[update 3/28/2012] Now available in the Amazon Appstore The ArcGIS Android app has bee available as a beta version from the ESRI developers resource center for about a year, but there has been Iphone and Windows Mobile versions available for some time now. On Monday  (Octobe 25, 2011) Android finally revived an official version. From my initial thoughts, it seems to...
ColorBrewer Version 2.0 (New)

ColorBrewer Version 2.0 (New)

Some of you may already know about this – Recently a new version of ColorBrewer called ColorBrewer 2.0 (colorbrewer2.org ) was released by Axis Maps . ColorBrewer is a web tool for selecting colors for maps. The original ColorBrewer was released in 2002. Here are some of the new features: * In the original version...

ESRI conference ending

Waiting for the closing talks at the conference. The room is about third of the size that the opening room was. ChadSent from my mobile

ESRI Conference next week

My plan is blog the ESRI UC next