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Table to App – Part 2: Configure the App (Geo List)

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Have you ever found a table of data with some basic spatial fields like ZIP Codes or states and thought, this would be really interesting data to map? After assigning geospatial locations, have you wondered about the best way to … Continue reading

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Table to App – Part 1: Create Data

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Have you ever found a table of data with some basic spatial fields like ZIP Codes or states and thought, this would be really interesting data to map? After assigning geospatial locations, have you wondered about the best way to … Continue reading

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Using Living Atlas subscriber content in public maps and apps

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The Living Atlas of the World is a collection of thousands of maps, data, imagery, tools, and apps produced by Esri and its partners, as well as ArcGIS users worldwide. It is a curated subset of ArcGIS Online items contributed and maintained … Continue reading

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Best Practices for High Demand/Viral Apps

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News Flash! ArcGIS Online users make great Apps that are used to inform and engage the public about important and interesting geospatial topics. Apps hosted on ArcGIS Online are easily shareable and can receive hundreds of thousands of views in … Continue reading

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Use the Time Aware Template to Show Live Forecast Data

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With the March update to ArcGIS Online, the Time Aware configurable app template will support live forecast data.  The Time Aware app dynamically shows changes in data through time.  It supports static and live data while adding support for live … Continue reading

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Add a locator map to your website

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GIS offers far, far more than just the ability to put the proverbial “dot on a map.” But sometimes, that’s all you need or want to do. Here’s a very simple way to accomplish just that, in a quick minute … Continue reading

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Live Data Options with the Time Aware Template

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The Time Aware configurable app template provides the ability to animate changes in data through time.  Additionally, it provides a set of live data options can be used to keep the time extent of the app in sync with the data that … Continue reading

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Adding and using photos and images in ArcGIS Online

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You can add, share, and manage many types of items in ArcGIS Online. While not specifically intended as a warehouse for photos and other kinds of images, you may find that storing these item types in your account is useful. … Continue reading

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Accessibility Guidelines: Color Contrast Testing for Configurable Apps

Many of the configurable applications available in ArcGIS Online allow you to choose a custom color scheme for the application. This lets you customize the app color scheme to match your organization colors, fit your app theme or just pick your favorite colors.

When choosing colors for your app it’s a good idea to consider the color contrast ratio to ensure that there is enough contrast between the text color and background so people with low vision can read the text.  This is especially important if your web application needs to conform to 508 or WCAG 2.0 standards. Continue reading

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Add tweets using the Public Information template

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Twitter is a free social networking microblogging service that allows users to broadcast short posts called tweets. It’s used widely by individuals, as well as federal and local government agencies, organizations, and businesses. Tweets can include location (a user account … Continue reading

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