5 Things on Friday #57 – Open Data, ArcGIS Pro, a BIG Data Directory and more!

Once again it’s Friday and time to share some cool, mappy tips, web maps, and web apps. We’ve discovered 5 more awesome resources here that we think you’ll enjoy checking out.  Enjoy some tips on creating an open data Hub, browse a huge list of data servers and data portals, check out an interesting Story Map following a huge rock band in the 70’s and more. Do you have a tip for us for a future edition? Please share with us in a comment below or via Twitter @geojobegis

Steps to Create a Open Data Site

Open Data is indeed a hot topic. Recently we authored a detailed blog on the subject, providing a number of useful tips and resources. Some required reading can be found in a recent edition of ArcWatch. In the piece, ArcGIS Hub is explained and detailed instructions walk you through 3 steps to build out an open data portal for your org.

arcgis hub

Sex Pistols Story Map

The list of Story Maps is indeed endless! there’s maps that touch on the environment, government, business, media, and yes, music! Here’s a pretty clever Story that follows the travels of the Sex Pistols concert tour in 1978. This map walks you around America on this, the final, controversial tour of the band.

story map

State GIS Servers and Portals

Locating a detailed, accurate list of Open Data portals available from local and regional governments and orgs can be daunting. Fear not though, here’s a resource put together by Joseph Elfelt that shares over 150 Open Data portals. you might want to bookmark and download this document while you can!

open data

Hacking a fog effect with a DEM

This impressive Story Map will definitely impress you and leave you wanting more! The gist of the map is that you can use increasing opacity in deeper areas to get the effect of diffused light and reduced visibility. Like in real life.

What’s New in ArcGIS Pro 2.1

Here is your first look at what’s new in ArcGIS Pro 2.1. To learn more about all the functionality added at this release, See HERE. Note, we also took a closer look at the new release in this article.


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