5 Things on Friday 64 – Web Scenes, Cartography, the Google Cloud and more

Time for another 5 Things on Friday, our first one of the summer! We’ve shared some useful tidbits this week, including a handy video from a webinar to teach you to code, sans coding! 

We share a cloud solution from Google,  provide tips for getting started with Esri Scenes, tip you off about a new book all about Esri cartography, and, finally, we share a very cool webmap that lets you see the Earth millions of years ago. Got a tip for a future edition? Please share with us in a comment below or on Twitter @geojobegis

Webinar Recording – Configurable Apps

Configurable apps are the fastest and easiest way to go from a map to a shareable app that effectively communicates and shares your stories. Esri has many configurable apps available to meet your needs, with no coding required. In this webinar, we will show you the different apps available in the ArcGIS platform. Attendees will learn how to share a web map as a configurable app and how to modify the app to reflect your brand, purpose, and audience. No programming experience needed!

Public Geo data on the Google Cloud

This blog post from Google is a couple years old; however, it is still very relevant and interesting. Learn about the Google Cloud and companies that are using this service to host massive amounts of open data and imagery.

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An awesome new book from Esri Press. Written by award-winning cartographer Kenneth Field, Cartography. is a concise, beautifully illustrated reference guide to map design rather than a linear tutorial on map making or a deep-dive discourse on underlying theory. The book grounds readers in the science and art of cartography and features more than 250 topics covering cartographic concepts and practices. Readers will learn about traditional topographic and thematic cartography, digital mapping, democratized mapping, fantasy mapping, and new mapping mediums.


Getting Started with Esri Scenes

Immerse yourself in the 3D world with the Scene Viewer.  To start, users can  choose to display 3D content within two different scene environments: a global scene or a local scene. A basemap provides a background of geographical context for the content you want to display in a scene. When you create a new scene, choose a basemap from the collection in the basemap gallery. Add more data layers, configure your content, and preserve views. For those who want to jump in, you can complete this demo excercise

The Ancient Earth App

Earth looked very different long ago. Search for addresses across 750 million years of Earth’s history.  Using the Globe you can search through time and get an idea what the Earth looked like at any location. The app spans tens of millions of years!  If anything, the kids will love this learning tool!

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