Wednesday, May 8, 2013

ESRI's Community Basemap now includes Iowa State University

This spring members of the Iowa State University campus worked to create a detailed map of their campus for inclusion in ESRI's Community Basemap (World Topographic Map). A lot of effort was invested to create an accurate representation of the campus.  Not only were buildings, streets, and important landmarks such as the Campanile and Lake Laverne identified, finer details like trees, shrubs, and fencing were also included. As you will see from the pictures below, this was quite an extensive effort! (Click on each picture for more detail.)

This map shows where Iowa State University is located within Ames, Iowa (the purple areas in the center).

As you can see there is an incredible amount of detail, this shot is of Central Campus, notice the trees and fencing details.
Here is a view of Jack Trice Stadium and Reiman Gardens - notice the detail in parking stalls, garden pathways, and landscaping.

To view it for yourself, follow this link: and then type Ames, Iowa into the search bar on the top right corner of the screen.


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