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Interesting Bits from ESRI / GIS

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I just came across two interesting pieces related to GIS (from ESRI). The one shows how to use a National Geographic style representation of a somewhat combined political and geographical representation. The other one is a case study of a web-based tool (including some numerical groundwater modelling) for authorizing well permits.


– National Geographic style basemap:

Representation in National Geographic style of countries in Europe

–  Web-based Automated Well Permitting:

– ESRI seems to have released some elevation data, and hydrology related data, mostly in the US, and I haven’t checked (just read the blog entry) –



Along similar lines, Microsoft seems to have created a space/time visualization tool called “layerscape” –

update Thursday; June 14, 2012
there is also a new hydro base layer from ESRI 


updated Wednesday; July 04, 2012
there is a worldwide net water available (precipitation – evapotranspiration) map available

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April 11th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

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