I created a few Google Earth animated choropleth (literally, area-filling) maps of population change in Ohio. One map shows total population by county from 1900 to 2006. The other shows percent population change from decade to decade. Details on how I created these animated maps along with links to the downloadable KMZ files are below.
9. Export to Google Earth using Arc2Earth: While there are several free software packages that convert ArcGIS data to Google Earth data, Arc2Earth was strongly recommended to me (and was affordable, at least for my non-profit college). Arc2Earth operates from within ArcGIS. When you export the whole map, you have a series of options. I chose not to have a legend floating near the map itself (the legend does carry over to the Google Earth Places panel) and left the other settings at default. Select a specific layer and hit the time data tab. I applied a time value to the entire layer: so population change 1900-1910 is set as in this image:
At 6:49 pm the $1600 ransom was met! The Maps have been liberated! All 56,000 of them are squeezing their way through my slow broadband connection right now to the safety and comfort of the Internet Archive. Thanks to the amazing and generous people at the Internet Archive, they will soon be available for download for free forever!
ArcGIS certainly is one of the most powerful and used within the environment of GIS, therefore there is a variety of companies and individuals who develop extensions, scripts and other tools to increase capacities. For this reason, below is a list of free and paid extensions.
ArcGIS Toolbar, one of the goals of the Internet Access and Data Distribution (IADD) is to create opportunities for our customers to have better access to our data and to increase the functionality of that data. With that goal in mind the ArcGIS Toolbar is an extension or Add-on to be used with the ESRI ArcMap product. The Toolbar functions within the ArcGIS Toolbox and the ArcMap Toolbar. This enhancement creates a series of buttons on the Toolbar within the GIS that allows the user to access Seamless Data Distribution System (SDDS). The purpose of the enhanced tools are to allow the user to define an area of interest (AOI), select products or options for downloading products, and then download the product to a local disk. The capabilities available in ArcMap would allow for more client options: add preview, index and outline layers, template selection, reprojection, and import the downloaded products into the current map overlay. All of this can be done without leaving the ArcMap environment. With the functions included with the ArcGIS toolbox, users may allow for client-side scripting, model-building, and easier integration in local ArcGIS based development.
ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap, is designed to help ArcGIS users to become active members in the growing community of users building an open and freely available database of geographic data. The ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap allows you to use ArcGIS tools for working with OpenStreetMap data. You can install tools for ArcGIS Desktop, or a Feature Service component that leverages ArcGIS Server. The Desktop tools allow you to download data from the OpenStreetMap servers and store it locally in a geodatabase. You can then use the familiar editing environment of ArcGIS Desktop to create, modify, do network analysis, or delete data. Once you are done editing, you can post back the edit changes to OSM to make them available to all OSM users. The Server Component allows you to quickly create ArcGIS Server feature services based on OSM data for consuming and editing in a variety of map viewers.
Jenness Enterprises ArcGIS Tools, a series of powerful free tools for ArcView 3.x, and ArcGIS such as: Corridor Designer Evaluation Tools for the movement of local species, Land Facet Corridor Designer desing wildlife relationships within climate change, Repeating Shapes for systematic division equal of a surface, DEM Surface Tools generates a variety of landscape features to surface usisng digital elevation models, Raster Extractor can extract from ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model.
ArcScripts for ESRI, in the ArcGIS Resource Center, we offer a wealth of powerful scripts developed by a valuable community of experts, a site entirely recommended, you can download tools such as: Synchronized Google Earth with View map of ArcMap, Integrating ArcMap with Google Earth, KML 2 SHP Converter for points, lines and polygons, Export to KLM, etc.
ET Spatial Techniques, of Ianko Tchoukanski to add functionality and enhance ArcGIS, payment tools as: ET GeoWizards, ET GeoTools y ET Surface. also free tools like: EasyCalculate, EditTools for ArcView 3.x, ProfileExtractor, 3DInControl, Watershed, Datum Converter y ArrangeDocuments.
Not sure I understand the ramifications of Google Maps going away. If you are using Google Maps API in an Android mobile app, what is the best replacement with the same TERMS OF SERVICE? In other words, free for generally accessible to consumers.
ESRI is expensive and can be quite cumbersome on your network. I have Used Arcgis and to be honest i am still not impressed with 10.2.2. The program always crashes and freeze up. If you want to view a map that you made that another $2,5000 down the drain. Esri will bleed you dry of your money, call for customer support for business, $500.00. If Google would integrate API with maps and earth that would be amazing.
2) Locus offers an offline (charged) NeoTreks Land use and Land cover layers. You can preview the maps . Please check Land use layer if would be suitable for you. You can download custom are for offline use via Locus > Menu > Store > Regions > Americas > US > 'us state' > NeoTreks