June Imagery Update

June 19, 2014 Paul Heersink

A big ArcGIS Online imagery updates features world-wide updates as well as some local Canadian content

ArcGIS Online benefited from a major update to its imagery content this week, including updates from six of our Canadian contributors. The updates should be immediately noticeable to users as they include a world-wide imagery refresh of the smallest scales from  1:591,657,528 to 1:577,791. The Esri blog has details about many of the other world-wide updates but I would like to point out the Canadian updates (from east to west) here:

Rothesay (population 11,947) in the southern part of New Brunswick, provided 10 cm imagery from 2012

Figure 1: Construction in Rothesay, NB (1:2,257)

Rimouski (population 46,860) along the south shore of the St. Lawrence in Quebec, provided 15 cm imagery from 2011

Figure 2:  Rimouski, QC on the shores of the St. Lawrence (1:9,028)

Rouyn-Noranda (population 41,012), also in Quebec but farther north and west, provided 20 cm imagery from 2013

Figure 3: The easiest way to get to Rouyn-Noranda, QC (1:18,056)

London (population 366,151) in southern Ontario, provided 15 cm imagery from 2013

Figure 4: Waiting for the game to start in London, ON (1:2,257)

All of the contributions listed above are visible from 1:1,128 to 1:36,112.

In addition, the following is visible only at 1:1,128 and 1:2,257:

  • The West Parry Sound Geography Network in Ontario covers the eastern shore of Georgian Bay and provided 50 cm imagery from 2004
  • Vernon (population 38,150) in the interior of British Columbia, provided 15 cm imagery from 2010

For these and other updates to the imagery and topographic base maps, visit our Canadian Community Maps Update map.

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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