Updates to the Imagery Basemap

October 30, 2014 Paul Heersink

Two Canadian updates to the imagery base map this week.

There were two Canadian updates to the imagery base map on ArcGIS Online this week. The first comes from Leduc, AB, home to about 24,000 people and the Leduc No. 1 oil well that marked the beginning of the modern oil industry in Alberta. The imagery does not cover the well site but does include the city and the immediate surrounding countryside, including most of the Edmonton International Airport.

Figure 1: 10 cm imagery from Leduc, AB

The other contribution comes from Vernon, BC, a slightly larger city of 44,000 located in the interior of British Columbia, nestled between lakes and mountains. Just like Leduc, it has contributed 10 cm imagery from 2013 to the imagery base map.

Figure 2 10 cm imagery from Vernon, BC

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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