Bern Szukalski

Bern Szukalski
Tech evangelist and product strategist at Esri, focusing on ways to broaden access to geographic information and helping users succeed with the ArcGIS Platform. On a good day I'm making a map, on a great day I'm on one. Follow @bernszukalski or email bszukalski@esri.com

Recent Posts

Analysis using Living Atlas – Earthquake map Part II

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A recent post covered how to make an earthquake map quickly using ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World content. In Part II here, we’ll take our map a couple of steps further and use Living Atlas content plus geoenrichment and analysis tools to … Continue reading

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An earthquake map in 60 seconds using Living Atlas

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There I was… Sitting at the kitchen counter, with my laptop open and catching up on a few loose threads left over from a busy day. Then suddenly, bam! And then another, but more forceful, BAM! As if a large hand had slapped the side … Continue reading

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Use a Story Map Series instead of PowerPoint

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PowerPoint is the standard when it comes to presentations. But if you have to switch back and forth between PowerPoint and live demos, media, or websites, it can be inconvenient and clumsy, not to mention visually jarring and disruptive for your … Continue reading

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Add PowerPoint slides to your story map

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PowerPoint is the standard when it comes to presentations. PowerPoint slides can also be useful additions to your Story Map, providing an introduction, additional context, interesting graphics, and more. One use case is when making a presentation that requires you to … Continue reading

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Refreshing dynamic layers automatically

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Some layers in your web map may be dynamic, meaning they are being updated at regular intervals. For example, a GeoRSS feed, earth observations from the Living Atlas, or a feature service being updated by workers performing edits while in … Continue reading

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Embedding a Story Map within a Story Map

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Embedded maps and media are an inherent and essential part of any story map. But in certain cases you may want to embed more than just a map—you may want to embed another story map to help tell your story, … Continue reading

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Authoring maps that auto-update using CSV files

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Comma-separated Value files (CSV) and text files can be added from local files or referenced from URL locations on the Web. An interesting feature of adding CSV and text files via URL locations is that each time you open your map, or otherwise refresh the … Continue reading

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Using the Map Viewer in your Story Map

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The Map Viewer is the primary map authoring app in your ArcGIS portal. It’s best for assembling and configuring maps, exploring data, and performing analysis. Because of these strengths, it’s not the ideal choice when you want to display a map … Continue reading

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Send email from web map pop-ups

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Email can be sent directly from web map pop-ups using pop-up configurations. Which configuration approach is best will be determined by how the email addresses are stored in the layer attributes. This post shows you how to send an email … Continue reading

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Turn a Story Map Journal into a Story Map Blog

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Story Map Journal is one of the more popular and powerful Story Maps, and is ideal when you want to combine narrative text with maps and other embedded content. A Map Journal contains entries, or sections, that users scroll through. Each … Continue reading

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