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 or email bszukalski@esri.com

Recent Posts

What’s New in ArcGIS Online (September 2017)

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ArcGIS Online has just been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This is a relatively minor update, but includes a few key new features, and enhancements throughout the ecosystem. For additional information see the What’s new help topic or ArcGIS blog … Continue reading

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Create a great home page for your organization

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Your organization home page is the place visitors and organization members will start. How your home page looks will create first impressions – not just about you as a GIS organization, but also about the quality and veracity of the … Continue reading

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Using 3D web scenes in Story Maps

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A scene allows you to visualize and analyze geographic information in an interactive 3D environment. Using ArcGIS Pro you can author and publish scenes. Scenes can also be authored and viewed using the Scene Viewer, a built-in ArcGIS Online application. … Continue reading

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Tip: Minimizing the UI for Scene Viewer

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In ArcGIS Online you can create interactive scenes using the Scene Viewer. A scene is symbolized 3D geospatial content that includes a multiscale basemap, a collection of 2D and 3D layers, and configurations that allow you to visualize and analyze geographic … Continue reading

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Using Tags effectively

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Tags can be added to any item, and are a useful way to quickly and easily identify and find specific content that you own, or is found within your organization or ArcGIS Online. There are a number of approaches to … Continue reading

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Learning more about the World Imagery basemap

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The World Imagery and Imagery with Labels basemaps contain satellite imagery for the world, with high-resolution aerial imagery added for many areas. These basemaps are part of the default basemap gallery, and are among the many basemaps you can choose … Continue reading

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Put Your Best Thumbnail Forward

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First impressions are important—whether it’s during a job interview, a first meeting with a prospective client, or when you visit a company website. While you shouldn’t necessarily judge a book by its cover, we’re visually oriented and what we see … Continue reading

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World Imagery Firefly: imagery for thematic maps

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World Imagery Firefly (currently in beta) is an alternative view of the default World Imagery basemap, and is designed with desaturated colors. When zoomed out, the map appears grayscale, but has the context, texture, and drama of imagery. As you zoom in, … Continue reading

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World Imagery Clarity: a clearer view of the world

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World Imagery Clarity (currently in beta) is a view of Living Atlas of the World imagery that publishes archived imagery that may be more clear and/or accurate than what is presented in the default World Imagery map. The default World … Continue reading

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What’s New in ArcGIS Online (June 2017)

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ArcGIS Online has just been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This release includes a new enhanced user experience for content management and access, smart mapping in Scene Viewer, new Living Atlas content, and more. For additional information … Continue reading

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