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

Recent Posts

Using Story Map Journal Story Actions

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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

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Add maps with scale bars to Story Maps

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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

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Quickly share your map using an app

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If you want to share your map with others, using configurable apps is easy, and preferable to sharing using the map viewer. But if you need to share a map quickly, you don’t have to take the extra steps to … Continue reading

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Twelve 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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Add your organization logo and links to your story maps

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By default, all story maps include an Esri logo, with a link to the Esri website, located somewhere in the header or opening section. Also by default the text string “A story map” is included in the header, with a … Continue reading

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Creating basemaps using layers

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Using the map viewer you can add any layer and use it as a basemap, and can combine multiple layers together to create a visually appealing and unique look. For example, you may want to use a layer that includes … Continue reading

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Add geotagged photos to your web map

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Geotagged photos contain the stored location of where the photo was taken in the image Exif data (metadata). There’s lots of ways to geotag photos; you can capture the location when you take the picture using GPS-enabled cameras, can use … Continue reading

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Using Flickr photos in a Story Map Tour

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Story Map Tour is among the most popular story maps, ideal when you want to present a linear, place-based narrative featuring images or videos. Each “story point” in the narrative is geo-located. Viewers have the option of clicking sequentially through … 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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Apps that showcase your maps

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Configurable app templates and Story Maps are a great way to share your web maps with others. Many of these templates offer tools and capabilities targeted towards specific uses and workflows, and all offer configurable options that don’t require any coding. But sometimes you’ve … Continue reading

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