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. Follow @bernszukalski

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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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Configuring custom basemaps

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The Living Atlas provides a variety of basemaps that you can choose from when authoring web maps. These can be found in the basemap gallery of the map viewer. The default collection of basemaps displayed are a function of the … Continue reading

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Turning 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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Turning a Story Map Series into a Story Map Countdown

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Story Map Series is one of the more popular Story Maps, enabling you to present a series of maps via tabs, numbered bullets, or an expandable side accordion. In addition to maps, you can include images, video,and web content in … Continue reading

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Configurable apps for Scenes (3D)

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Web scenes support the display of 3D content. They can be authored and viewed using the scene viewer, an app built into ArcGIS Online. Just like 2D maps can be viewed in configurable application templates, so can 3D scenes. Here’s how … Continue reading

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What’s New in Story Maps (March 2016)

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(by Rupert Essinger, Esri Story Maps team) ArcGIS Online has been updated with the following enhancements to Esri Story Maps. For more information about story maps, to create them, and to manage the story maps you have created, visit the … Continue reading

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Using Story Map autoplay mode

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Story Maps normally require user interaction; the viewer must click or scroll to advance to the next section, entry, or tour point. But many Story Maps support autoplay mode, where the story advances automatically, and loops when finished. Autoplay mode … Continue reading

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What’s New in ArcGIS Online (March 2016)

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It’s time to refresh your browser—ArcGIS Online has been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This release includes updates and new features for 3D, smart mapping, authoring apps, and more. Map Viewer The map viewer is the ArcGIS … Continue reading

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Using basemaps without reference layers

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When authoring a web map you can choose from variety of basemaps available on the Select a basemap gallery. The basemaps displayed are dependent upon your organization settings, and can be custom configured by the site administrator. The ones shown … Continue reading

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Nine things you didn’t know you could do with Story Maps

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Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with text, images, and multimedia content, and make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. Story Maps can be used for a wide variety of purposes; … Continue reading

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