Category: ArcGIS Online

Creating and Using Elevation Layers in ArcGIS Online & ArcGIS Pro


What is an Elevation Layer? Elevation layers can help with 3D visualizations by creating relief in your 3D scene. Elevation layers are composed of data coming from LIDAR, photogrammetry, spot, or contour sources. The raster elevation model you create from … Continue reading

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New Contributions and Sample Style for Vector Tile Basemaps (Beta)


As part of the continued effort to release Esri Vector Tile Basemaps as a production version of maps on ArcGIS Online, we recently updated the Beta set of vector tiles used in the display of our tile layers.  This data … Continue reading

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Make a stunning looking app with the 3DFx widget in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS


The 3DFx widget in Web AppBuilder is designed to help you easily create impressive animated 3D web apps. Earlier this June, we included some exciting improvements to the 3DFx widget. Now, we are adding a total of five visualization types … Continue reading

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Using images as custom point symbols


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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Esri Visualizes NOAA’s National Water Model

National Water Model

For the first time ever, you can visualize NOAA’s stream-flow forecasts throughout the continental U.S. in ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Desktop or freely via the REST endpoint. By accessing the National Water Model map services, hosted on Esri’s server, … Continue reading

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Using URL parameters in pop-ups


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


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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Collector for ArcGIS (Android) Beta Update!


We are pleased to announce that we have pushed another beta update to Collector for ArcGIS on the Android platform today. This marks a feature complete beta 3 update and we are closing in on the final release. 

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Create a Story Map Tour using a spreadsheet


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


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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