Author Archives: Aimee Mandeville

No Server – No Problem

On September 23, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, By ,, , With Comments Off on No Server – No Problem

Have you been working with shapefiles, .csv files or map notes in ArcGIS.com and wish that the resulting layer could be made available outside of the web map?  With the recent updates (12/10/13) to ArcGIS.com, these data no longer need to be confined to your web map.  They can now…

Alternate Tile layer – TPK directly from ArcMap

On September 20, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, By , With Comments Off on Alternate Tile layer – TPK directly from ArcMap

Creating a tile layer for ArcGIS Online This workflow should be used when publishing large datasets such as imagery to ArcGIS Online (AGO) as a service.  This workflow uses the ArcGIS Runtime Tools to process the image tiles and create the .tpk necessary.  Once the tile package is created, you can…

NEC-NALMS 2017 Conference Resources

On August 18, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on NEC-NALMS 2017 Conference Resources

These are the resources that were featured during the Useful Online Mapping Resources for Watershed Visualization​ workshop at the 2017 New England Lakes and Watershed Conference​. Create an ArcGIS Online Public Account (scroll down to learn how to create an account using your Facebook or Google account) Getting Started With ArcGIS Online…

USGS Topographic Maps: Converting GeoPDF to JPEG2000

On August 4, 2016, Posted by , In NPS Workflow, By , With Comments Off on USGS Topographic Maps: Converting GeoPDF to JPEG2000

After more than 60 years, the USGS topographic maps still provide an excellent way to explore the United States. The content and symbology are consistent and easily recognizable, and they serve both as a reliable data source and a basemap. Since 2009 the USGS has begun offering the US topographic…

USGS Topographic Maps: Converting GeoPDF to GeoTIFF

On August 4, 2016, Posted by , In ArcMap,NPS Workflow, By , With Comments Off on USGS Topographic Maps: Converting GeoPDF to GeoTIFF

After more than 60 years, the USGS topographic maps still provide an excellent way to explore the United States. The content and symbology are consistent and easily recognizable, and they serve both as a reliable data source and a basemap. Since 2009 the USGS has begun offering the US topographic…

ArcGIS Online – Public Profile

On June 21, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, With Comments Off on ArcGIS Online – Public Profile

So you have an ArcGIS account and you’d like to collaborate with others.  It’s so easy, just invite or be invited to join a group….ahh but wait.   In order for your profile to be discoverable by other ArcGIS Online users, your profile needs to be made public.  A public profile allows…

Creating Custom Color Ramps in ArcMap

On June 7, 2016, Posted by , In ArcMap,NPS Workflow, By , , With Comments Off on Creating Custom Color Ramps in ArcMap

Creating eye-catching visualizations for your printed maps, or online web applications is key to catching your viewer’s eye and holding their attention. Through the creation of your own custom color ramps, you can better visualize your data to suit your needs. Here, I will show how you can create two…

Visualizing Topobathy Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)

On April 18, 2016, Posted by , In ArcMap,NPS Workflow, By , With Comments Off on Visualizing Topobathy Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)

Creating eye-catching visualizations is crucial to a memorable presentation. Here we will introduce an Esri tool that allows users to “split” a topobathy digital elevation model (DEM) into two separate rasters, allowing for better visualization for submerged and topographic elevations. This blog will build on the “Developing a Topobathy DEM”…

Developing a Topobathy Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

On April 18, 2016, Posted by , In Lidar,NPS Workflow, By , , With Comments Off on Developing a Topobathy Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, is a method used to remotely study the surface of the earth. LiDAR data is most commonly collected through the utilization of airplanes and helicopters; these carry the instrumentation necessary to collect these data. This specialized instrumentation consists of a laser, a scanner and…

Prepping and Adding Metadata to ArcGIS Online Items

On April 12, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online,NPS Workflow, With Comments Off on Prepping and Adding Metadata to ArcGIS Online Items

Metadata – or data about data – is an important component of any GIS system. This tells users how data were created, how reliable these data are, the spatial reference of the data, and who can be contacted with questions regarding a particular dataset. Until recently, it has been impossible…