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

Learning more about the World Imagery basemap

metadata-0

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

Posted in ArcGIS Online, Imagery | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Use Web AppBuilder to create configurable app templates

w2-0

Once you’ve authored a map, you can complete the user experience by creating a web app. You can create a web app by choosing from a pre-established collection of  configurable app templates, or using Web AppBuilder to create a custom … Continue reading

Posted in Apps, ArcGIS Online | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Launch a Story Map at a specific place

launch-4

Story Maps are designed for storytelling, and typically stories are enjoyed as authored; following along from intro to epilogue. But there are some story maps that are more like collections of short stories, and other cases where you might want … Continue reading

Posted in ArcGIS Online, Story Maps | Tagged | Leave a comment

Launch a Story Map Series at a specific entry

sms-10

Story Map Series is a very useful story map template, ideal for presenting a series of maps and media sequentially using several different layout options: tabs, numbered bullets, or an expandable side accordion. Examples include Protecting Idaho’s Waters, Fast Food Nation, and … Continue reading

Posted in ArcGIS Online, Story Maps | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Launch a Story Map Journal at a specific section

smj-7

Story Map Journal is a very popular and versatile story map template, ideal for when you want to combine text with maps and other media. Examples include Mountains of Fire, Atlas for a Changing Planet, and many more found on the … Continue reading

Posted in ArcGIS Online, Story Maps | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Launch a Story Map Tour at a specific tour stop

mts-6

Story Map Tour is one of the more popular Esri story map templates. It’s useful when you want to present a set of photos or videos along with captions, linked to an interactive map. It’s ideal for walking tours or … Continue reading

Posted in ArcGIS Online, Story Maps | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Using Living Atlas subscriber content in public maps and apps

sub-0

The Living Atlas of the World is a collection of thousands of maps, data, imagery, tools, and apps produced by Esri and its partners, as well as ArcGIS users worldwide. It is a curated subset of ArcGIS Online items contributed and maintained … Continue reading

Posted in ArcGIS Online, Story Maps | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

What’s New in ArcGIS Online (March 2017)

march2017-1

ArcGIS Online has just been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This release includes new capabilities for organization administration, and also includes enhancements and updates to the Living Atlas and other areas as detailed below. For additional information … Continue reading

Posted in ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Using Story Map Journal Story Actions

action-0

A Story Map Journal is an ideal choice when you want to combine narrative text with maps, media, and other embedded content to tell a story. A Map Journal contains entries, or sections, that viewers scroll through. Each section is … Continue reading

Posted in ArcGIS Online, Story Maps | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Add maps with scale bars to Story Maps

scale-0

When you add web maps to your story map, the scale bar is omitted. Why? The scale bar may be unneeded for your story, and the map and its context may provide all you need. Another reason is that at … Continue reading

Posted in ArcGIS Online, Story Maps | Tagged , | Leave a comment