Category: ArcGIS Online

Embedding Story Maps in websites and blogs

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Story Maps let you combine maps with text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. You can view examples at the Story Maps Gallery. Story maps are … Continue reading

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Using groups to deliver access to maps and apps

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Groups offer a convenient and easy way to organize items for access within your organization and publicly. They are also building blocks for your organization home, used to configure the featured content, gallery, basemaps, apps, and Open Data sites. Group content can … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Accidental Deletion

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You’ve been busy adding items for others in your organization to use. You’ve created and added layers, used those layers to craft great maps, and used those maps to make great apps. How do you prevent accidentally deleting any of … Continue reading

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Tips for creating a great Cascade story

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Since Story Map Cascade was released a few weeks ago we’ve already seen it used to create some great stories about the world’s oceans, scientist Alexander von Humboldt, tourist destinations in Columbia, traveling through Central Asia, and even what’s new in smart mapping. … Continue reading

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Using the Story Map Cascade Builder: Immersive Sections

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In this installment in the series about using the Story Map Cascade builder you’ll see how to create an engaging immersive section. Immersive sections lock into place as readers scroll through a Cascade story, and as they continue to scroll narrative … Continue reading

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Configuring Story Map Journal Legend and Overview Map

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A Story Map Journal is ideal when you want to create an in-depth narrative organized into sections presented in a scrolling side panel. As users scroll through the sections in your Map Journal they see the content associated with each … Continue reading

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Esri Vector Tile Basemaps Data and Style Updates

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The Esri vector tile basemaps (beta) were recently updated with newer data content and improved map styles. There are now nine different basemap styles available for use in ArcGIS Online to build maps and apps. This is a continuation of … Continue reading

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Using tile packages for publishing hosted tile layers

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You can publish your maps and data as hosted web layers on ArcGIS Online. These hosted services come in two types: feature layers and tile layers. Tile layers support fast visualization of large datasets using a collection of predrawn map … Continue reading

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Contributions Update World Imagery Basemap

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The World Imagery basemap continues to be updated with community contributions to the Living Atlas of the World. Our latest release adds updated imagery in nine communities across the U.S. and Europe. These high-resolution imagery updates replace older and/or lower … Continue reading

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Using the Story Map Cascade Builder: Configuring Media

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This post in the series on using the Story Map Cascade builder focuses on configuring media. Configuring how media items (particularly maps and scenes) are displayed in your story is a critical storytelling feature of Esri’s Story Map apps. This helps elevate your … Continue reading

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