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Wednesday, May 17 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Vector Vogue: Styling Vector Basemaps to Suit Your Needs

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Curious about this 'vector tiles' thing you’ve been hearing about? Wondering if you can take advantage of their benefits? Or maybe you’d really like your ArcGIS basemap to look a little different but don’t know how to change it.

Vector tiles offer enormous promise: high resolution graphics, significantly smaller storage and bandwidth needs, and the ability to apply multiple styles to a single set of cached tiles without having to re-cache. Anyone can easily change colors, sizes, visibility, rotation, labels, and other symbology to make a basemap perfectly fit a need.

The process is fast, using a clear plain-text format or a web-based style editor. Don’t have your own vector tile basemap to work with? No problem: you can customize one of Esri’s. 

Cartographer Kate Leroux from the City of Seattle will introduce you to vector tiles, give practical examples of ways you might want to customize a basemap, and demonstrate how to restyle an Esri vector basemap for use in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Desktop. 

Intended audience: Anyone new to vector tiles, especially ArcGIS users. 

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Kate Leroux

Cartographer, Amazon
Kate Leroux spent almost 15 years in the Seattle software industry, filling a wide range of roles including graphic design, business analysis, coding, testing, and system administration. This disparate skillset finally came together when she switched to cartography five years ago... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Room 316