Category Archives: ArcGIS Online
With the upcoming March 2013 ArcGIS Online update, there are important use changes for ArcGIS Online personal accounts, affecting the way you can use them. You’ve likely received an email concerning these changes already, here’s a reminder of what will … Continue reading
In a previous blog post, I explained how to create an interactive photo map with ArcGIS Online. Web maps are useful for sharing and editing, but in some cases, you may not want everyone to have the full capabilities of … Continue reading
Today’s technology has made it easier than ever to effectively share global information with the world. This information can be shared in a variety of ways, including web browsers, mobile devices, and desktop viewers. The Community Maps Team and ArcGIS Online encourage the creation and sharing of content. While sharing content is important, how we share this content may be even more important. Content and information is seldom useful if it is not well crafted and presented clearly. Below are some tips on how one can add value to shared content, ensuring that web maps and apps are engaging and contain the appropriate supporting information.
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
The World Street Map was recently updated to include additional coverage for Ghana and India.
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
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
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
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