Bern Szukalski

Bern Szukalski
Chief technology 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

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Using images as custom point symbols

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When changing point symbols, you’ll find many different ones to choose from organized in categories. In addition to these symbols, you can use any hosted image as a custom symbol. Using an existing image To use an image as a … Continue reading

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Using URL parameters in pop-ups

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URL parameters are a handy way to pass information from one web page to another. The ArcGIS Online map viewer takes the ID of the web map to open as a URL parameter, and ArcGIS Online web maps can make … Continue reading

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“Real Time” Story Map Tours

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Story Map Tour is one a popular Story Map, ideal for presenting a set of photos or other media along with captions, linked to an interactive map. It has been used to author interesting tours such as San Diego Transportation, Palm Springs … Continue reading

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Create a Story Map Tour using a spreadsheet

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A popular Story Map is the Story Map Tour, used for Palm Springs Map Tour, San Diego Transportation Innovations, and many other interesting stories. This app is ideal when you want to present a linear, place-based narrative featuring images or videos. … Continue reading

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Add tweets using the Public Information template

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Twitter is a free social networking microblogging service that allows users to broadcast short posts called tweets. It’s used widely by individuals, as well as federal and local government agencies, organizations, and businesses. Tweets can include location (a user account … Continue reading

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Displaying multiple photos at a single location in a Story Map Tour

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Story Map Tour is a popular story map that enables you to display photos along with their locations in an interactive map. Examples of map tours include Santa Clara Parks and Pools, Palm Springs Map Tour, and others you’ll find in … Continue reading

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Adding links to captions in your Story Map Tour

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Story Map Tour is a popular story map, presenting a set of photos or videos along with captions, linked to an interactive map. It’s ideal for creating virtual tours, or any collection of places you’d like users to follow in … Continue reading

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Protecting your ArcGIS Online items

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ArcGIS Online includes features that make it easy to protect your items to ensure that you don’t accidentally break applications, lose track of an original map in the midst of multiple copies, or get unwanted comments. Here’s an overview of … Continue reading

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Time Aware tip: Create a custom time slider label

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Time Aware is a configurable app template that enables users to visualize time-enabled layers. It enhances the temporal capabilities of the web map, and can be configured to display time in different ways. The Time Aware configurable app includes a slider … Continue reading

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Creating dials and gauges using symbol rotation in web maps

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The basics of symbol rotation were covered in a previous post that focused on using rotated symbols to display compass direction, such as the direction a vehicle is traveling, a camera is pointing, or the wind is blowing. In addition to … Continue reading

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