Monthly Archives: December 2015

Using My Favorites to streamline Story Map authoring


My Favorites is an easy way to organize maps, layers, and more when you want these items to be easy to find and access. Favorites are particularly useful when you are working on a specific project, including authoring a Story … Continue reading

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Organize your online life using My Favorites


There are a variety of ways that you can organize content you frequently use, or maps and layers that you are currently using for a project and want to keep easily accessible. Groups are one way to organize items. But … Continue reading

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Choosing the right Story Map


When you set out to create a Story Map a key decision will be – what Story Map app should I use? Most often the choice is obvious, but sometimes not. There are a number of ways to figure out … Continue reading

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6 Glad Tidings for a New Year from ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt

As a developer during this joyous and reflective time of the season, you’re probably looking to up your game in the upcoming year. If you’re like me, you’re probably looking to be even more productive for your organization, bringing more innovation and efficiency, while at the same time sharpening and growing your programming skills. Continue reading

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Add a presentation to your Story Map Journal


A presentation allows you to tell a sequential story with information in a map, and is composed by saving interactive map slides. Each slide can use different views of the map, including different basemaps, operational layers, map locations, visible pop-ups, … Continue reading

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Using custom basemaps


A basemap provides the background and context for the content you want to display in a map. When you create a new map, or modify an existing one, you can choose one from the basemap gallery. The Administrator of your … Continue reading

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Crafting custom attribute displays in pop-ups


An important part of authoring good web maps is configuring pop-ups for layers. Pop-ups can be edited by opening up More Options on the layer: Then choosing  Configure Pop-up: There are several options to choose from when configuring the pop-up … Continue reading

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Using effective titles and subtitles in your story maps


As a story map author there’s lots of little things to consider which, when summed, can make a big difference in attracting an audience to your stories. After the initial visual impression, the title and subtitle are usually the first … Continue reading

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Just in Time for the Holidays – Living Atlas Updates to Streets and Topographic Maps!


Updates to the Streets and Topographic Maps Available! This release incorporates new and updated content to the World Street Map and the World Topographic Map for federal lands, cities and counties in the United States, and select locations in Australia, Canada, and South … Continue reading

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Map the world with Esri Maps for Office

Screenshot of Maps for Office showing the countries of the world on a map.

Have you ever wanted an easy-to-use map of countries around the world? You don’t have to be a GIS guru to make maps with Esri Maps for Office – an add-in that provides the mapping power of the ArcGIS platform within … Continue reading

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