Category: ArcGIS Online

Organize your online life using My Favorites

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There are a variety of ways that you can organize content you frequently use, or maps and layers that you are currently using for a project and want to keep easily accessible. Groups are one way to organize items. But … Continue reading

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Choosing the right Story Map

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When you set out to create a Story Map a key decision will be – what Story Map app should I use? Most often the choice is obvious, but sometimes not. There are a number of ways to figure out … Continue reading

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Add a presentation to your Story Map Journal

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A presentation allows you to tell a sequential story with information in a map, and is composed by saving interactive map slides. Each slide can use different views of the map, including different basemaps, operational layers, map locations, visible pop-ups, … Continue reading

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Using custom basemaps

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A basemap provides the background and context for the content you want to display in a map. When you create a new map, or modify an existing one, you can choose one from the basemap gallery. The Administrator of your … Continue reading

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Crafting custom attribute displays in pop-ups

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An important part of authoring good web maps is configuring pop-ups for layers. Pop-ups can be edited by opening up More Options on the layer: Then choosing  Configure Pop-up: There are several options to choose from when configuring the pop-up … Continue reading

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Using effective titles and subtitles in your story maps

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As a story map author there’s lots of little things to consider which, when summed, can make a big difference in attracting an audience to your stories. After the initial visual impression, the title and subtitle are usually the first … Continue reading

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Map the world with Esri Maps for Office

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Have you ever wanted an easy-to-use map of countries around the world? You don’t have to be a GIS guru to make maps with Esri Maps for Office – an add-in that provides the mapping power of the ArcGIS platform within … Continue reading

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World Imagery Updated Globally and Locally

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ArcGIS Online imagery basemap was updated to include more recent global imagery, initial states of 2015 NAIP imagery, new contributor content, and additional imagery at the newly expanded largest map scales. The Arctic Imagery basemap was also updated. View this … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Story Map Tips

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You’ll be pleased to know the Twelve Places of Christmas story map is not the only gift the Story Maps team got you this season. Below are 12 tips for making better story maps to help you ring in the new … Continue reading

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Using Story Map Journal Main Stage 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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