Scott Ball

Scott Ball
Scott is a Product Manager working to make the power of geography accessible to everyone. He works to integrate mapping capabilities into existing business systems such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Power BI through ArcGIS Maps for Office, Esri Maps for SharePoint, and ArcGIS Maps for Power BI, respectively.

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Explore using infographics in ArcGIS Maps for Power BI

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Have you ever wondered how many people live in Los Angeles? What about downtown LA? What about a very specific neighborhood in downtown LA? And if not LA, what about your town?

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5 common questions about ArcGIS Maps for Power BI

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ArcGIS Maps for Power BI is a new, Esri-built mapping integration into Microsoft Power BI. Here are some of the most common questions we’ve heard since launching in September: 1. Can I sign in and access my data? 

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ArcGIS Maps for Office open beta – sign up now!

We are pleased to announce the ArcGIS Maps for Office 4.1 beta is now publicly available! Maps for Office 4.1 brings you improved speed, better usability, and many bug fixes. Head over to the Early Adopter Community and join the beta today!

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What’s New in ArcGIS Maps for Office 4.0: Mapping in Excel and PowerPoint, Redefined

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We are happy to announce the all new ArcGIS Maps for Office 4.0. With this release we’re making it even easier to see patterns in your Excel spreadsheet data, understand what they mean, and make better decisions as a result. … Continue reading

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Map the world with Esri Maps for Office

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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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Esri Maps for SharePoint Online is now available!

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SharePoint Online brings the power of SharePoint to organizations who don’t want the overhead of managing SharePoint infrastructure. Now with the availability of Esri Maps for SharePoint Online, you can view your SharePoint list data and ArcGIS Online layers on … Continue reading

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Be An Excel Ninja, Part 2

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More speed? More power? You got it. Here’s one easy how-to with Esri Maps for Office that will dramatically increase your ninja factor. In our previous post, we showed you how Esri Maps for Office can quickly access a treasure … Continue reading

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Be An Excel Ninja with ArcGIS Data Enrichment

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Speed. Power. Effectiveness. Master the art of using Esri Maps for Office to attain all three by enriching your spreadsheets with data. Last week we shared how you can supercharge your PowerPoint presentations in under 2 minutes using Esri Maps … Continue reading

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Supercharge Your PowerPoint Presentations

Using Esri Maps for Office, you can make interactive, dynamic maps that add geographic content to your PowerPoint presentations.

Many of you may have heard of Esri Maps for Office. It lets you do really cool things with data without needing to fire up GIS software like ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS Online. In fact, all that you need to start making gorgeous and insightful maps is something you probably already have installed on your computer – Microsoft Excel. If you use PowerPoint, even better!

There’s a lot already documented on how you can turn boring tabular data in Excel into visually compelling heat maps, cluster maps, hot spot analyses, and more. But what not many people know is that you can also add extra firepower to your PowerPoint presentations using Esri Maps for Office.

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Getting to know Esri Maps for Office 3.0: Part 2

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In the blog last week, I highlighted some of the new features of Esri Maps for Office, including the ability to have multiple maps in your workbook, being able to move your maps to other monitors, and the new tools … Continue reading

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