As part of our LAR-IAC outreach, and for GIS in general, we’ve worked with ESRI to move some of our LAR-IAC data (buildings) into their community basemap. This will be a free service available from ESRI, so it is good to provide feedback.
Clarification: My first post might have suggested that we only provided the building outlines. We have provided many other layers, including land types, points of interest, lakes, trees, parcels, county and municipal boundaries, airport boundaries, contours, vegetation, hillshades, bridges, state and national parks – so LA County data makes up a lot of the map.
Here is the information on connecting.
To access from a web browser
To access from ArcMap
- Click the Add Data button, double click GIS Servers and double click Add ArcGIS Server.
- Select Use GIS Services and click Next. Leave Internet selected and paste in the following URL: http://ec2-184-72-171-135.compute-1.amazonaws.com/ArcGIS/services and click Finish.
- Double click on the new server connection and double click LosAngeles.
- To view the service zoom to 1:9000 and closer. The cache was built for the 9K, 4.5K, 2K and 1K level.
Here’s an example of an error that I have found: