Category: Story Maps

Map extents in ArcGIS Online

Set Extent dialog box

Have you ever tried to create two maps with the same extent? You line everything up on your monitor in the same place, use the same scale, and click Save. But when you open the two maps in another computer … Continue reading

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2013 NACIS conference will include ArcGIS Online web mapping workshop

The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) will hold their annual conference in Greenville, South Carolina on October 9-11. This year, in addition to the terrific agenda of presentations and activities, the conference will also include a hands-on workshop on Creating and Sharing Web Maps with ArcGIS Online. The workshop will cover the vast collection of GIS resources available through ArcGIS Online as well as best practices for finding and using different types of ArcGIS Online services to build quality Web maps and apps which can be shared publicly or within a private group and accessed on just about any web-enabled device.

The workshop is on October 12th, and is just $20 for conference attendees and $60 for students who choose to just attend the workshop.  To find out more about the NACIS conference and the Creating and Sharing Web Maps with ArcGIS Online workshop, visit nacis.org.

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Reducing Health Care Spending: Analytical Strategies

Medicare spending analysis

The rising cost of health care is a serious problem.  Individuals are increasingly confronted with the impossible choice between food and rent or needed care.  Expensive health care also inflates the cost of doing business making it more and more … Continue reading

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Map Tour story map template updates

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(With contributions by Greg L’Azou, story maps developer).  With the July 2013 ArcGIS Online release the popular Map Tour story map template also received a major update, with new features and capabilities for both public and organizational account users. About … Continue reading

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Celebrating Wimbledon using the CityEngine Web Viewer

3D Tennis Visualization

It’s been a little while since our last post on GIS and sports analytics. This week we thought we would have some fun and celebrate Wimbledon by creating a simple visualization using ArcScene and the new CityEngine Web Viewer.

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Using the Storytelling Shortlist template

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One of the more popular storytelling with maps templates is the Shortlist, used for the Los Angeles Shortlist, DC Shortlist, Palm Springs Shortlist, San Diego Shortlist, and many others. The template is a great way to present different categorized locations … Continue reading

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Using the Storytelling Playlist template

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There are a variety of different story map templates that you can download and host from your own servers, and even a hosted, configurable version of the Map Tour template available with an ArcGIS Online subscription account. Another useful and … Continue reading

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From ArcMap to ArcGIS Online: well-prepared geographic information for the web

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Web maps are increasingly becoming the principal manner in which we publicly share our GIS stories. For many of our users, designing content within ArcMap is the best way to ensure quick authoring with the ArcGIS Online map viewer. Because … Continue reading

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User Software Applications Fair

Esri Web App Fair

Attention Community Map Contributors! There will be a User Software Applications Fair at this year’s Esri International User Conference. The submission deadline is June 21, 2013. In order to participate, you will need to register for the conference. The application categories are … Continue reading

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Red, Blue and Purple: mapping the 2012 US Presidential Election

Every time an election occurs, maps become a key component in telling the story, but what type of map best tells the story of the winners and losers? Red/blue choropleths? Areas shaded in an array of purples? Value by alpha maps? Dot density by County? Ultimately, the areas used (e.g. Counties) are arbitrary, exhaust space and dictate the visual pattern we see.  We can warp them into cartograms but these sometimes distort geography too much for them to make much sense. The patterns we see are as much a product of the boundaries as the voting patterns of real people in real places. This blog entry explores different ways to map election results and describes a different type of map we made to show the 2012 Presidential election results…it’s a multiscale dasymetric dot density web map (viewable on ArcGIS Online).

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