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Be an Early Adopter

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With the release of the March 2014 ArcGIS Online update, a new group of templates has been added. The Early Adopter Templates group contains new beta templates to show off your maps. Each of the templates in this group can be … Continue reading

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Who’s Ready for a Makeover?

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The Social Media Template, a popular web application template on ArcGIS Online, has been redesigned, made responsive and given a new name. Introducing: the Public Information template (hold applause). Big difference, huh? This is a fully configurable template that allows … Continue reading

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What’s new with the Finder app for ArcGIS Online (formerly known as Parcel Viewer)

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As part of the March release of ArcGIS Online, the ArcGIS for Local Government team updated the Parcel Viewer application. The most noticeable change is a new name, and we’re happy to (re-) introduce you to this app as Finder. … Continue reading

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Introducing the Find, Edit, and Filter app for ArcGIS Online

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As part of the March release of ArcGIS Online, the ArcGIS for Local Government team released a new configurable web app template called  Find, Edit, and Filter. With the Find, Edit, and Filter application , map features can be filtered … Continue reading

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Step-up to the boilerplate

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Take some development work off of your plate and get a jump on building ArcGIS API for JavaScript apps by starting with the JavaScript Application Boilerplate. After developing a few ArcGIS Online hosted templates, such as the Social Media and … Continue reading

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Vehicle Commander Template updated and available for download

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The Vehicle Commander Template has been updated to version 10.1.1 and is now available for download from Arcgis.com. The Vehicle Commander application template is a model for developing an in-vehicle situational awareness application using ArcGIS Runtime 10.1.1 for Java. The … Continue reading

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New release of Thematic Atlas sample application

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There is a new version of the Esri Thematic Atlas available at http://atlas.esri.com. The Thematic Atlas sample application lets you showcase a collection of intelligent web maps, focused around specific themes. The Esri Thematic Atlas sample application uses web maps and the ArcGIS … Continue reading

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Vehicle Commander Template is available for download

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The Vehicle Commander Template is available for download from Arcgis.com.  The vehicle commander application template is a model for developing an in-vehicle situational awareness application using ArcGIS Runtime SDK 1.0 for Java. You can use the Vehicle Commander template to … Continue reading

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Using ArcGIS Online hosted applications

ArcGIS Online includes a variety of application templates that are designed for you to download, tweak the source code to suit your needs, and publish the app with your map from your own site. While these are designed with customization in mind, they can also be used “as-is” as ArcGIS Online free hosted applications. Here’s how to use them as hosted apps.

First, find a map you’ve shared publicly, or any other publicly shared map. For this example we’ll choose one from the ArcGIS.com gallery showing USA active floods:

 

Once you’ve opened the map in the ArcGIS.com map viewer, choose share:

And then choose Make a Web Application:

 

We’ll want to preview the map in one of the available app templates. Below we’ve chosen the Contemporary Green template. You’ll see the Preview option underneath each template thumbnail.

When you click Preview your map will open in the template you’ve chosen. Shown below is the USA Active Floods map in the Contemporary Green template. To use the map and template as a complete hosted application, just preview your map in the template and copy the URL you see in your browser. You can paste the URL into an email, add it as a link on your website, or share it via your ArcGIS Online account.

Here’s a link to the USA Active Floods in the Contemporary Green template or click the image below:

 

If you want to modify the app or add additional widgets, choose the Download option (rather than Preview as we did above) to get the source JavaScript code.

If you want to publish your customized template you’ll have to do that from your own server or web hosting service. But if you just want a quick map in a different template, leveraging the already hosted ArcGIS Online applications provides a quick and easy solution that you can use with any map.

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New features in the updated ArcGIS.com Viewer

With the recent updates to the ArcGIS.com viewer (posted last night) you’ll find some excellent new features.

One of them is a gallery of application templates that have been added to Share. Here we’ve opened one of the maps from the ArcGIS.com gallery showing food expenditures. The map is being displayed using the built-in ArcGIS.com viewer.

Click Share…

… and you’ll notice some new options to post directly to Facebook or Twitter, or to Make a Web Application. 

Click Make a Web Application to display a gallery of application templates that you can customize to suit your needs. Click Preview to get a quick look at how your map will look in the template, then click Download to copy the source locally to customize it further and publish from your own website. 

Here’s the food expenditure map previewed in one of the new templates:

 

And here’s how it looks in a variety of others:

This new capability makes it very easy to create custom web apps using any ArcGIS Online map.

Also in this update is the addition of a scalebar

And an improved editing experience for editing web maps with feature services (we’ll cover this in more detail in a future post).

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