Category: ArcGIS Online

Features vs. feature services in ArcGIS Online

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When adding features to your map from local data files, such as delimited text files (.csv and .txt) or shapefiles, the data contained in those files needs to be web-enabled before it can be used in the web map. There … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Online World Street Map updated for Ghana and India

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The World Street Map was recently updated to include additional coverage for Ghana and India.

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ArcGIS Online World Topographic Map updated

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We recently deployed additional community contributions to the World Topographic Map (World_Topo_Map). These include the countries of Romania and Switzerland as well as several areas in the United States. Also, coverage for India was updated from 1:288k to 1:144k and … Continue reading

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Workflows for building and hosting cached map tiles in ArcGIS

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One of the most effective ways to speed the performance of web and mobile apps is to pre-draw some or all of the map layers at various scales and save the images in a cache. These images are often called … Continue reading

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Creating an interactive photo map with ArcGIS Online

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Have you ever wanted to put your vacation photographs on a map and share them with friends and family? You can use ArcGIS Online to display the pictures on a web map so others can interact with the places you … Continue reading

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Background image tips for organization home sites

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One of the new capabilities introduced with the December 2012 ArcGIS Online update was the ability to set a custom background for your organization’s home site. This provides flexibility in tailoring your organization’s home page look and feel. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Embedding Story Maps into websites and blogs

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Story maps combine ArcGIS Online web maps with applications and templates that incorporate text, multimedia, and interactive functions. Story maps inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics. You can view examples of these popular applications … Continue reading

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Multi-language labeling in the World Topographic Map Template

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Since posting the recently redesigned World Topographic Map Template on the Community Maps Resource Center we have received several questions about using the template and data model to label multiple languages.  As you may be aware, the template is based on … Continue reading

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New workshop videos offer self-paced training option.

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Have you wanted to participate in our complimentary instructor-led online workshops, but found that schedule conflicts or your daily responsibilities were an obstacle to spending two days in class?  Do you prefer to learn at your own pace, rather than … Continue reading

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New story map helps explain the Community Maps data model

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Preparing source data for contributing to Esri Community Maps isn’t complicated, but it does involve migrating the basemap layers you want to contribute into the geodatabase schema of the Local Government Information Model (LGIM).  At first glance this can seem a … Continue reading

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