Who’s Ready for a Makeover?

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 you to create your own unique web mapping applications.

Overall, we’ve made a simpler, more usable mapping application. We have moved the drop down menus into a side panel that can be collapsed to accommodate different screen sizes. You can add a short summary of your map and drive users to areas of interest through map notes and bookmarks.  Layers can be turned on or off and social media layers can be configured.

Mobile Sized

Esri’s Disaster Response Program uses this template to create applications highlighting wildfires, hurricanes, severe weather, flooding, and earthquakes. An example of a customized Public Information template is our Severe Weather map.

Social Media

Are you as excited as we are with the new look? We would like your feedback on the new template! Please send us your comments.

Happy Customizing!

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  1. ashtonj says:

    Hi folks. Great work I am excited about these new templates for my organization. I do have some questions though. Configurable? (1) You mean can edit the config/defaults.js file and other content to my hearts content right? An option which I have to host on my webserver.
    I guess by calling it a “template” and “configurable” and putting it with the esri_en owner that owns all the “configurable templates” (Finder, Swipe, etc) and saying it is in the “ArcGIS template gallery” I have some illusions that it will show up as a configurable application in AGOL.
    Ie. (2) if was to share my webmap as an application and this template would be available for me to publish into – then I can go to that item and “configure it” further using a “builder” type interface to change title etc.
    ie (3) There would be a json structure I could put into the “configuration parameters” of the application that would allow for this type of further configuration.
    Which is it – 1,2 or 3?