ArcGIS Online Imagery Update for July

August 5, 2014 Paul Heersink

New imagery from various Canadian communities is now available on ArcGIS Online

Canadian imagery content has been updated on ArcGIS Online this week with some notable contributions.

Huron County, ON contributed its 2010, 30 cm imagery to the Community Maps Program. Their imagery is published at 1:1,128 and 1: 2,257 and shows some wonderful details of this rich farming area.

Figure 1: Huron County - a good place to spend the summer

All of the other imagery contributions which happened this month were from out west. In the Edmonton, AB area, a number of communities, including St. Albert, Strathcona and Sturgeon Counties collaborated in collecting imagery in 2013. Their 25 cm imagery is now available on ArcGIS Online at 1:1,128 to 1:36,112.

Figure 2: Working hard in Strathcona County, AB

A couple of updates to existing imagery contributions also occurred. Canmore, AB has updated imagery from 2013 at 10 cm resolution. Its contribution is viewable on ArcGIS Online at 1:1,128 to 1:36,112. Fort St. John, BC supplied 10 cm imagery from 2012 that also available at 1:1,128 to 1:36,112.

Figure 3: Canmore, AB - Watch out for those sandtraps!

Check out our Canadian Community Map Updates for the latest status on all of our imagery and topographic basemap contributions.

About the Author

Paul Heersink

Paul Heersink is a cartographer and Production Manager of Esri Canada’s Community Maps Program: an initiative that is aiming to build a seamless topographic basemap using contributor data. He has over 15 years of cartographic experience, working in both the public and private sectors. Paul has always been interested in mapping and drew his own atlas at the age of 10. He took a detour in his career through the fields of psychology and social work before returning to cartography.

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