Recent posts on the Story Maps Developers’ Corner


A few months ago we announced the Story Maps Developers’ Corner on Medium. The Devs’ Corner is a great place for developers of all experience levels to learn about how to customize Esri’s open-source Storytelling Apps and get tips and … Continue reading

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Embedding apps and websites in Story Maps


Story Maps have become a very useful and engaging communication tool for many organizations. One of the reasons for this is that Story Maps can contain many types of rich, interactive content like web maps and 3D scenes, videos, web pages, … Continue reading

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Increased web API security in Google Chrome


Starting with Google Chrome version 50, some of the HTML5 web APIs will require websites to be using a secure origin like HTTPS to work correctly. The APIs that will be affected are: Geolocation, Fullscreen, Device motion and Device orientation. What does it mean? Simply put, unless sites are running … Continue reading

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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Maps


ArcGIS allows you to explore your data and make useful maps of it. When you choose “Change Style” in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS map viewer, smart mapping analyzes your data, and provides suggestions based on the fields and … Continue reading

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View KML Timesliders and more OGC data in ArcGIS Earth 1.1

ArcGIS Earth 1.1 animation using NOAA Ocean Current KML

Our intent with the initial ArcGIS Earth 1.0 release was to demonstrate and validate that we could produce a lightweight, easy-to-use experience that would be usable by non-GIS stakeholders in large organizations.  So far, the feedback is that the experience … Continue reading

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FREE Living Atlas Community Webinar Scheduled!

Living Atlas

Leverage NOAA’s Living Atlas Contribution

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Using Raster Processing Templates to Improve Your Pop-up Windows


Processing templates are a powerful tool for expanding the capabilities of image services. By chaining together a series of raster functions, they provide users with the capability to do on-the-fly analysis, such as converting units, finding anomalies, and calculating slope, … Continue reading

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Learn more about Collector for ArcGIS

Collector LTS

On March 31st, over 500 people tuned in hear Danielle Hopkins and Morgan Zhang present “Modernize Your Field Workflows Using Collector for ArcGIS”. Like all of our live training seminars, it was recorded, it’s free and available in the course … Continue reading

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What’s new in ArcGIS Open Data, April 2016

API Explorer screenshot

ArcGIS Open Data just released a bunch of new features and functionality to augment the citizen experience of finding and collecting open data and information. Read on to learn more about what’s new and explore the umbrella site,, to … Continue reading

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What’s new for Story Maps in Portal for ArcGIS 10.4


ArcGIS 10.4 was released recently, and there are plenty of reasons to upgrade. Read on to learn about some reasons that are particularly interesting to Story Map authors. Now available with Portal: the My Stories app! Since last summer, Story … Continue reading

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