Tag: Best Practices

100,000 points to nowhere: Right-size your data to create usable maps

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It’s easy to get bogged down in details when you have tons of data that you’re trying to display on a map. Plotting too many features on a map can lead to frustration and doesn’t provide valuable insight. This series … Continue reading

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Tell a story with your map-enabled BI dashboard

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Incorporating maps into your BI dashboard can greatly enhance the effectiveness and usability of the dashboard for consumers. But without proper up-front planning, you’re likely to create a map-enabled dashboard that’s confusing, misleading, or difficult for consumers to read and … Continue reading

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Using Online Imagery in Your Maps and Apps

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The ArcGIS Online platform includes a rich set of imagery content that is available to you with your ArcGIS Online subscription. The imagery is available for different coverage areas, at different levels of detail (from 250m to 1m per pixel … Continue reading

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Customize your ArcGIS Online Home Page Description

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(Contributed by Bonnie Stayer, Solution Engineer on Esri’s National Government Team) In previous blog posts, we’ve covered how to customize the banner and background of your ArcGIS Online organizational home page, but did you know you can also customize the … 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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Open Data Workflows in the Enterprise

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As your organization’s open data strategy matures it’s important to know that ArcGIS Online provides everything needed to help you implement an easy-to-use open data publication and approval workflow. All you need to do is create an additional group and … Continue reading

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Using Custom Roles with ArcGIS Open Data

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About two months ago we introduced ArcGIS Open Data in beta, and on July 10th we deployed our first release to production which is now localized in 24 different languages. Since then there have been over 600 open data groups created in ArcGIS Online and many open data … Continue reading

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Skip Factor – Part Deux (Best practices when calculating statistics)

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Last week’s blog incited quite a bit of internal discussion on the raster team here at ESRI regarding the best practices when calculating stats, so I wanted to share some of those insights with you. You don’t always have to … Continue reading

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Putting Your Best Story Map Forward

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Story Maps are very popular; you can view story maps created by Esri and story maps created by the user community at the Storytelling with Maps website. By implementing a few best practices you can create a great user experience, and provide … Continue reading

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Making Your Pop-up Pop!

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Want to make a beautiful pop-up to match your map or website? With a little elbow grease, CSS, and a keen eye for design, it’s easy. Here’s how you can skin the ArcGIS API for JavaScript pop-up widget. The pop-up … Continue reading

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