Atlas Maps and Atlas Apps

Authors: Aileen Buckley*, Esri, Greg Allord, Esri Contractor
Topics: Cartography, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: atlas, historical map, ArcGIS, web app, atlas app
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Bacchus, Sheraton, 8th Floor
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Today’s expectations for atlases are widely different from what they were ten or even five years ago. Today, maps are expected to be freely available online and readily accessible via interactive web apps. Maps in atlases are no different. While there have been major strides in developing methods for scanning and sharing small collections of maps online, fewer developments have been directed toward large collections of maps in atlases. Even fewer of these efforts have been exerted to develop common workflows and off-the-shelf resources to be used by the many who want to share their own collections. This deficiency is complicated by the fact that nearly every atlas requires a different solution because the variety of atlases ranges from many maps with the same extent and map scale albeit varying themes, to large numbers of maps with varying scales and extents and a single theme. Somewhere in between are collections with combinations of both. In this presentation we detail the workflows and resources we have developed to address this deficit, and we demonstrate a variety of apps we have designed for atlases of different types.

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