Tag: Map Viewer

Using the Map Viewer in your Story Map


The Map Viewer is the primary map authoring app in your ArcGIS portal. It’s best for assembling and configuring maps, exploring data, and performing analysis. Because of these strengths, it’s not the ideal choice when you want to display a map … Continue reading

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Author and share a web map presentation


Web map presentations are a great way to communicate and inform others, whether your audience is internal staff, decision makers, or the public.  A presentation allows you to tell a sequential story with information in a map, and is composed … Continue reading

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What does your start page say about how you get to work in ArcGIS Online?


When you login to ArcGIS Online, how do you get to work? Do you browse new content in your organization? Do you start building maps right away? Do you browse other members content to see what they are making? Similar … Continue reading

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Strategies to Effectively Display Large Amounts of Data in Web Apps


In the blog, “A Technical Approach to Large Feature Datasets”, we demonstrated methods to display large amounts of data quickly and without layer drawing errors. Although tools are available to draw a bazillion features quickly on the web, does showing … Continue reading

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Map Multiple Attributes at Once using Predominance

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Smart mapping allows you to select multiple attributes, and will automatically show you the largest value of those attributes. This uses a technique known as predominance, and can be done in minutes within ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise. This quick … Continue reading

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What’s New for Displaying Imagery in ArcGIS Online (June 2017)?


The June 2017 update of ArcGIS Online includes some useful capabilities for displaying imagery served by your image services. These capabilities give you greater control for visualizing the information contained in your image services. When we talk about rendering, we’re … Continue reading

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GeoDev: Designing Maps Before Building Apps

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Looking to improve productivity before writing code? Use ArcGIS platform tools (Map Viewer and Scene Viewer) as a way to design maps and scenes interactively for your custom apps. For more on this, click here.

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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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Using a better map viewer to reach your audience


Note: This blog post contains dated information – please see Six apps to showcase your maps for updated information. The ArcGIS Online map viewer can be used to share maps with a wider audience, but it may not be the … Continue reading

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What's coming in the ArcGIS.com map viewer – the FedUC Preview

At last week’s Esri Federal User Conference (FedUC) plenary in Washington, D.C., we previewed some of the forthcoming new features and capabilities of the ArcGIS.com map viewer. Here’s recap of what was shown, plus a couple of things that weren’t. Note that the exact appearance and details of these new features is subject to change:

Cross-dateline navigation

The world no longer stops at the dateline, and now continues around and around the globe.

Temporal layers

ArcGIS Server introduced temporal services at the 10.0 release. When you add one of these service layers you’ll see a time button appear in the app:

which is used to toggle the time slider, shown here:

You can also configure the temporal slider and adjust the time interval to display, playback rate, and more. Shown at the FedUC was an example showing the movement of the Gulf spill over time. The playback can be controlled manually, or set to auto-play.

Configurable pop-ups

Not shown at the FedUC, but coming in this next release, is the ability to configure the pop-up for any layer you add to your map. Here’s an example that is displaying information from chosen and formatted fields in the layer, including a photo:

And if you embed your map in a website, that same pop-up is supported in your embedded map as shown in this test website below:

WMS and KML support

Shown at the FedUC were forward-looking glimpses of WMS and KML support in the ArcGIS.com map viewer. These won’t be included in this upcoming release, but will be included in the next release to follow. 

 To view the FedUC video and the demonstration of these new features, see our earlier post with the video timelines.

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