Projection Cards

This was a fun little voluntary project organized by Danield Huffman from somethingaboutmaps.com to produce a series of project cards.I thought it would be a nice opportunity to share some of my working notes to see if my process makes sense and just to put it out there for others to use. Inspiration First of …

Building a Raster Mosaic from LINZ Tiles

This is a quick note on cached tile services vs building a raster mosaic. Working with cached image services is a major time saver. It gives you the raster tiles most appropriate to the scale you require, when you require them. While a dynamic service would behave differently, I’m working with a cached tile service …

The Value of Building Footprints

When mapping at a local scale we're usually trying to show some sort of targeted data. This makes context important, but not so much that it takes away from the data your trying to show. Love or hate the color scheme here it does show data quite nicely. Its basically a blank canvas, with some …

DEM effects

While working on a project I came across this effect. I was trying to render a height map, for both the country and the local scale; in a grey as is typical for generating a relief shade. I'm using a 30m DEM. While I was doing this I made a symbology mistake and stumbled across …

Cleaning up the City – Graffiti

For many people, a city’s success is judged aesthetically. Basically how pleasant an environment is it. One of the issues which affect this is graffiti. To visualize the severity, scale and scope of this problem I’ve put together a little infographic for discussion, criticism and comments. The title of which I’ve decided to emphasis the …

Trash Mapping with ArcPro

Looking over the invoices for council I found $##redacted (large sum of money, larger than I was ultimately aloud to publish on the infographic or my blog ) being spent on illegal dumping every year. That is an impressive sum of money for a small city. So I’m producing a map to show the annual cost and …

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