Tag: ArcGIS Online

Shared Theme Gallery Examples


Shared Theme was introduced in the March release of ArcGIS Online.  It is an administrative setting that allows organizations to easily apply a consistent theme to configurable web applications. If you missed all the details about Shared Theme, take a … Continue reading

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The Author, Contractor and some Managers: A Tale of Roles and Privileges


What do submarine sandwiches and ArcGIS Online have in common? They’re better with custom roles. What a knee slapper?!? Custom roles are a helpful tool that enable administrators to fine-tune the capabilities and levels of access that their ArcGIS Online … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting embedded apps and web content 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, other … Continue reading

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A Dark Version of the Human Geography Basemap


In February I wrote about the release of a new sample vector basemap, the Human Geography Basemap, built specifically to support maps with subjects related to human geography. By request, we have built a dark version, and this is also available, as … Continue reading

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What’s new in Esri Vector Basemaps (May 2017)


We kick off the month of May with a bunch of updates to the Esri Vector Basemaps. These changes include new features displaying in many of our map styles, improvements to existing map displays, and new content across dozens of … Continue reading

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A restructured ‘Terrain with Labels’ Vector Basemap


Following some feedback we have made changes to the structure of the ‘Terrain with Labels’ vector basemap. Previously the basemap was carried in one reference layer, with all information designed to sit above your subject layer. A high degree of … Continue reading

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Best Practices for using Tile Layers as Operational Layers


Complex global geometries can sometimes be slow to draw in web apps, especially if the data includes multiple countries with islands, long coastlines, and jagged boundaries. Make tile layers your operational layer type of choice to optimize drawing performance of complex geometries at small … Continue reading

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A Simple Checklist for Nominating Your Maps and Apps into the Living Atlas

The Living Atlas of the World

This checklist provides an easy guide for nominating your maps, apps, and data into the Living Atlas of the World. This places your content among the best of ArcGIS Online, making users more likely to choose your authoritative contributions.

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World Imagery Updates (April 2017)


In our tireless quest to enhance our World Imagery map, we have released several more updates to our imagery this month.  This includes another large batch of updates with DigitalGlobe imagery for parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and … Continue reading

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What’s New in Basemaps (April 2017)


Our Community Program contributors have added new and updated map layers to Esri’s Online Basemaps. There is new and updated content for 31 communities, spanning 3 continents. They include several counties, metropolitan areas, and facility sites in Africa, Australia, Europe, … Continue reading

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