Bern Szukalski

Bern Szukalski
Bern Szukalski is an Esri technical evangelist and product manager, focusing on ways to broaden access to geographic information, and helping users succeed with the ArcGIS Platform.

Recent Posts

Make a gallery of galleries

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In a previous post we introduced several ways that you can use groups to provide access to your maps and apps, including embedding groups and making group gallery applications. But what happens if you have many items, or just want … Continue reading

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Using groups to deliver access to maps and apps

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Groups offer a way to organize items for wider access, and are also used as building blocks for your organization home page. Groups can be used in easily configured gallery template applications, and can be embedded in websites and blogs. … Continue reading

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Organizing your online life with Favorites

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Groups are an excellent way to organize items and, more importantly, groups are the way you collaborate with others in your organization, or with others in different organizations. In a previous blog post we detailed a technique of using groups … Continue reading

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Customizing the Map Tour Story Map header and color scheme

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Map Tour is a very popular Story Map template, and you’ll find many interesting examples at the story map gallery. Map Tour is a hosted application that appears in the web map template gallery, and can also be launched directly … Continue reading

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Customizing the Shortlist Story Map banner

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Shortlist is a popular story map template application that is ideal for presenting a curated list of points of interest in a particular geographic area. A good example is the Palm Springs Shortlist, featuring fun, food, hotels, and design topics … Continue reading

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Story Map Map Tour updates

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The popular story map map tour hosted application and downloadable source have been recently updated. The updates focus on visual changes to improve the application appearance. Changes include the following: Header fonts and text color The header fonts have been … Continue reading

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What’s New in ArcGIS Online (March 2014)

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It’s time to refresh your browser - ArcGIS Online has been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This update includes changes and additions for administering organizations, web map templates, and more. It also includes new data and map services … Continue reading

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Adding Flickr sets to story map map tours

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In a previous post we covered how to add photos from Flickr to your story map map tours. In this post, we’ll add a complete slideshow from a Flickr photo set to a tour stop in an existing tour. This … Continue reading

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Adding PowerPoint presentations to your story map map tours

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When someone mentions “presentation” invariably Microsoft’s PowerPoint comes to mind. PowerPoint slides, and even entire presentations, can be easily incorporated into story map map tours, and can provide some extra context for your tour. In this post we’ll cover adding … Continue reading

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Adding audio to your story map map tours

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In previous posts we’ve covered adding websites, videos, and even CityEngine web scenes to story map map tours. In this post we’ll outline how you can add audio to enhance the storytelling experience for viewers of your tours. This example … Continue reading

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