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Story map of LA City Major Projects

This website is one of the nicest uses of the ESRI Story Map Template I’ve seen – showing major projects in the City of Los Angeles as put together by the LA City Department of Planning.

I like how the site plans are included, along with relevant documents like the Environmental Impact Statements, etc.


Crowdmap relaunching May 6th

If you have heard about Ushahidi, it is a mapping platform to support location-based crowdsourced information.

Crowdmap is the productized version of Ushahidi. Â I’ve played with it before, and there are some powerful tools there for rapidly creating social mapping applications:

From an email that I received, announcing the […]

ArcGIS Online Credit Calculator

For folks interested in seeing the potential cost of ArcGIS Online, there is a calculator now available. Â Thanks to Michael Carson for passing along:

This can certainly help planning.

Right now, the business model for ArcGIS Online falls down (for me) in a number of areas:

Variable pricing: Â It […]

ESRI moving to the cloud/ArcGIS 10.0


I was on the closing panel at the end of the recent ESRI Regional User Group in Redlands, and had a chance afterward to meet with Jack Dangermond and some of the product managers about the next releases of their client and server software. It was an extremely informative discussion, and I came away […]

ESRI ArcGIS Services Online

I came across ArcGIS services from ESRI that have free basemaps and geoprocessors. These include a variety of street maps, aerial imagery, and tools (locators and network routing).

To access these services, add a new ArcGIS service in ArcCatalog with the following URLs: (has locators and network routing […]