Tag: ArcGIS Online Tutorial

How to Make Smart Color Choices in Your Maps

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As the map-maker, you are the most valuable tool when creating a narrative around your data. An important way to get the intended reaction out of your audience is to be conscious about what colors you use in your map. … Continue reading

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Embedding web maps

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One of the ways you can share maps is to embed them in a web page, such as your organization’s website. ArcGIS Online automatically generates the HTML you need, and also provides options for what to include in your embedded map. How … Continue reading

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Using URL parameters in pop-ups

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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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Rotating point symbols in web maps

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Symbols can be rotated based on a numeric value, useful for showing the direction a camera is pointing, a car is moving, the wind is blowing, and more. The data must have a field containing values that will be used … 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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Make a Demographic Map in 5 Minutes

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You can use Esri’s demographics to add valuable context to your GIS analyses. Learn more about the people, housing, and businesses in your area of interest, see patterns of income, or understand how a population is changing in the next 5 years. Continue reading

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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Maps

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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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Features vs. feature services in ArcGIS Online

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When adding features to your map from local data files, such as text files, CSV files, or shapefiles, the data contained in those files needs to be web-enabled before it can be used in a web map or app. There … Continue reading

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Using KML in ArcGIS Online web maps

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KML (Keyhole Markup Language) is an XML-based format used to represent geographic features. Original developed for Keyhole’s Earth Viewer, KML became ubiquitous when Keyhole was acquired by Google, and Earth Viewer became Google Earth. KML is supported throughout ArcGIS in … Continue reading

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Using GPS data in ArcGIS Online web maps

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GPS data, whether waypoints, tracks, or routes, can be easily added to your ArcGIS Online web maps. Here’s a closer look at how you can use GPS data, plus some tips on getting more information out of your GPS locations. … Continue reading

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