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SDI Interesting Reads – September 2016

What’s new with the World Imagery basemap? What updates were made to the Esri vector basemaps? Find out these and more in the September SDI Interesting Reads.

What’s new in Esri vector basemaps (September 2016)

The Esri vector tile basemaps (beta) were updated with new data content and map style refinements. The latest ArcGIS Online update also affected the vector tile basemap display. The two recent releases together made noticeable improvements to the maps such as improved map display, additional data and more fonts. Before (left) and Now (right) showing the improvement of complete labels across tile edges. Notice city labels for London, Brighton, & Paris in this Streets web map.

About the Author

Gordon Plunkett is the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Director at Esri Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in GIS and Remote Sensing in both the public and private sectors. He currently sits as a member of the Community Map of Canada Steering Committee, GeoAlliance Canada Interim Board of Directors, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Committee on Geomatics, the University of Laval Convergence Network Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board to the Carleton University Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre. During his career, Gordon has worked on projects in more than 20 countries and has contributed to numerous scientific conferences and publications. At Esri Canada, he is responsible for developing and supporting the company’s SDI vision, initiatives and outreach, including producing content for the SDI blog.

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