Monthly Archives: October 2017

Making the “Thirteen Spooky Halloween Haunts” story map


We on the Story Maps team tend toward the idealistic; thus, many of the stories we produce have to do with important issues and events. But once in a while we like to take a break and do something blatantly … Continue reading

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Creating a custom tile layer with TypeScript


The ArcGIS API for JavaScript provides you with many different layer types that support various data types and visualizations. We also provide you with the building blocks for creating your own custom layer types. These are BaseTileLayer, BaseDynamicLayer, and BaseElevationLayer … Continue reading

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Bathymetry updates in Esri World Elevation (TopoBathy) Service


Esri’s World Elevation – TopoBathy Layer is enhanced with more detailed bathymetry datasets just in time for the Ocean GIS Forum. Let’s dive in for details about each dataset in this release. GEBCO 2014 In this release, the global bathymetry source in … Continue reading

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Luminance Hack


Here is a map of over one hundred years of 6+ mag earthquakes. Together they trace out the Pacific Ring of Fire. With a name that cool, we need a map style to keep pace. This style is used to … Continue reading

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Expand What You Know: Security and Administration

Web GIS includes a system of engagement

ArcGIS Online administrators have a lot to consider. What’s an effective security model? How should you set up your organization? What scripting tools are available? In this final Expand What You Know series, we highlight recorded technical sessions that help … Continue reading

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New Whitepaper – ArcGIS Secure Mobile Implementation Patterns

White Paper

This whitepaper from the Esri Security Standards & Architecture team, presents common mobile deployment patterns with the ArcGIS Platform.  It covers both Cloud and on-premises implementations and discusses their security considerations. This 25 page paper is the culmination of input … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Making Maps in Adobe Creative Cloud Easy


A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the annual North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) conference. This year’s conference was held in Montréal. For one of my presentations, co-presented with Clint Loveman, I demoed how to make this … Continue reading

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Geodesign: Using Social Engagement in Community Planning


By Christian Harder and Clint Brown. “Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.” —Herbert Simon, political scientist (1916–2001) Geodesign provides a planning methodology and approach to project design and decision-making, and it … Continue reading

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The Making of the “Top Destination Cities” Story Map


I knew I’d found my next story map topic when I came across the press release for Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index. Travel, data, new discoveries, exciting places—with so many fun things rolled into one topic, I just couldn’t pass … Continue reading

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Oral History Mapping with ArcGIS Online


This is a guest post by Sam Raby. A freelance mapmaker, Sam created Placing Oral Histories under contract with the Esri Story Maps team.  My first attempt at creating an “oral history map” was with a project I worked on … Continue reading

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