June Topographic and Imagery Basemap updates

June 30, 2015 Paul Heersink

Some new Canadian content was published on ArcGIS Online this week, along with several updates. Guelph, ON and Longueuil, QC are both new contributors and had their content published as part of the World Topographic Basemap. Their content is now seamlessly integrated with other contributors’ content and is visible from 1:1,128 to 1:144,448.

Old map content (left) replaced by Ville de Longueuil’s map contribution (right).

Other communities that were updated this week include:

  • Brantford, ON
  • Brant County, ON
  • Magog, QC
  • Val-d’Or, QC
  • Coquitlam, BC
  • Kenora, ON

The Imagery Basemap was also updated with new Canadian content this week and now includes new imagery from:

  • Grande Prairie, AB (2014, 10 cm)
  • St. John’s, NL (2013, 7 cm)
  • Oak Bay, BC (2014, 10 cm)

Satellite imagery of Signal Hill in St. John’s, which overlooks the city and harbour. Old imagery (left) has been replaced by new contributions from the City of St. John’s  (right).

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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