Category: ArcGIS Online

New Community Maps “quick start” video available

Participating in Community Maps is easier than ever. The Contribution Management App (CMA) streamlines applying, contributing and tracking your contribution. The app even has a short “click-though” agreement that grants Esri permission to use the content while your organization retains ownership of the intellectual property.

We’ve also added easy to use geoprocessing tools to further simplify preparing your data for participation. This is a suite of tools you can run from ArcGIS Desktop to select only the fields we need for mapping and format them for uploading. This is far simpler than the previous requirement of migrating content to a special data model.

GP data prep tools

These enhancements are covered in a new five-minute video that walks you through the CMA and demonstrates how to prep a data layer using the GP tools.  It’s a great way to get up and running with Community Maps in a hurry.

Please watch the new video and think about adding your favorite layers (like tree inventory, building footprint or municipal parks) to the basemaps!

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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 (see Using a better map viewer to reach your audience). But if you need to share a map … Continue reading

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Splashing new audiences: Story Maps for flood-modeling applications

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By Denny Rivas. Center for Research in Water Resources. The University of Texas at Austin. Consider you are asked to undertake research on hydrology, in which you have to propose new methodologies using scarce available data, and look for novel … Continue reading

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Automatically add members to your organization

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Are you an administrator who wants to automatically add members to your organization? This is a great option if you don’t want to send invitations through email. It’s also an easy way for K12 schools to add students to their … Continue reading

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Upcoming Community Maps Webinar will feature latest news from the team

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After taking a short break to focus on the 2014 Esri International User Conference, the regular Community Maps webinar will be back on August 21st at 11:00 am Pacific time. This month’s webinar will include two main topics: Shane Matthews … Continue reading

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Designing Custom Roles for Your Organization

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We recently published blogs on how to use custom roles to help implement an open data strategy in your organization and another on how to use them to provide access to Activity Dashboard for ArcGIS. In this post we’ll talk more broadly … Continue reading

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Embed a Presentation In Your Website

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One of the ways you can share a presentation is to add it to your website or blog. Using Share, ArcGIS Online provides the HTML you need and enables you to set options for the embedded presentation size and links … Continue reading

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Create a Presentation With Your Map

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Presentations are a great way to communicate and inform, whether your audience is internal staff, decision makers, or the public.  A presentation allows you to tell a sequential story with information in a map, and is composed by saving interactive … Continue reading

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Using Custom Roles to Extend Access to Activity Dashboard

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Activity Dashboard for ArcGIS provides a collection of useful reports and visualizations about usage and activity in your online mapping platform.  These reports are designed to help organizations understand usage patterns and trends, communicate the value of the mapping platform to … Continue reading

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Add Tweets to your web map

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Want to add tweets to your map? No problem, there are two configurable app templates that enable you to do just that. After you’ve finished authoring your map, click Save, then Share. You’ll need to share your map at least within … Continue reading

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