Bern Szukalski

Bern Szukalski
Chief Technology Advocate and product strategist at Esri, focusing on ways to broaden access to geographic information and helping users succeed with the ArcGIS Platform. Follow @bernszukalski.

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Open a Story Map Tour at a specific tour stop

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The Story Map Tour is one of the more popular Esri story map templates. It’s been used for stories like City of Santa Clara Development Projects, Top 10 Things to Experience in Tacoma, and many more that you will find … Continue reading

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Add the ArcGIS Online map viewer to your Story Map

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The map viewer is the primary map authoring app in ArcGIS Online. It’s best for assembling and configuring maps, exploring data, and performing analysis. Because of these strengths, it’s not the ideal choice when you want to display a map … Continue reading

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Add PowerPoint slides to your Story Map

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PowerPoint is the standard when it comes to presentations. PowerPoint slides can also be useful additions to your Story Map, providing an introduction, additional context, interesting graphics, and more. Here’s how to use PowerPoint slides (or any graphic) in your … Continue reading

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Quickly share your map using an app

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If you want to share your map with others, using configurable apps is easy, and preferable to sharing using the map viewer. But if you need to share a map quickly, you don’t have to take the extra steps to … Continue reading

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Sending email from web map pop-ups

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Email can be sent directly from web map pop-ups using pop-up configurations. Which configuration approach is best will be determined by how the email addresses are stored in the layer attributes. This post covers two examples of how the email … Continue reading

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Tips for using tags effectively

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Tags can be added to any item, and are a useful way to quickly and easily identify and find specific content that you own, or that can be found within your organization or outside it. There are a number of … Continue reading

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Smart quotes vs. plain quotes in text and CSV files

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When importing .txt or .csv file in your ArcGIS Online web map something to consider is the use of smart quotes and apostrophes (also called “curly” or “book”) vs. plain ones. For example, if smart apostrophes are used, you will … Continue reading

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Adding links to captions in your Story Map Tour

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The Story Map Tour template is one of the most popular story map templates, combining an interactive map, a photo and text panel, and a thumbnail carousel to create a compelling virtual tour. A recent example is the Palm Springs Map … Continue reading

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Add YouTube videos to your Story Map Tour

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Map Tour is a very popular story map template often used to tell stories using photos and other images placed on a map. Map Tour supports the ability to use videos from a variety of sources. Here’s an overview of … Continue reading

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Doing more with Vimeo in your Story Map Tour

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In a previous post we detailed how to add Vimeo videos to your Story Map Tour directly from the Vimeo website. This post details how to add videos that leverage Vimeo’s autoplay and looping by using URLs obtained via the … Continue reading

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