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Embed Your Maps and Create Custom Apps with No Programming
As access to maps has become more and more ubiquitous in the online world, most people now expect to see a map as part of a story or even have the map tell the entire story. ArcGIS users and other professionals now have an easy way to share their maps with a broad audience and leverage templates to quickly customize maps to fit their needs.
Any map created with or that can be opened with the ArcGIS.com viewer, including basemaps that have been published by Esri—for example, the World Topographic Map—can now be embedded in a Web page with just a few simple steps. One way to quickly share a map is to copy the long URL that appears in the Web browser address bar of the ArcGIS.com viewer and paste it into an e-mail or Web browser. Another way is to use the Share button in the ArcGIS.com viewer. Here, you can choose to share your map via your Facebook or Twitter account with the click of a button, or you can just copy a shorter URL and paste it into an e-mail, instant message window, or Web browser. You can also choose to embed a map in a personal Web site or Web application.
To get started with embedding a map, first choose the size of your map and decide whether you want to include a zoom control and scale bar. Then all that's left is to copy and paste the HTML code into a text editor like Notepad (any text editor will do) and save the file as an HTML extension. Double-clicking the saved file will bring up the HTML page with the map in it. Bloggers and others who want to add a map to their Web page that has an existing layout can follow the same process, but instead of being copied into a text editor, the HTML code is copied to the View Source page and saved. Now, within seconds, anyone can add a map to a Web page to support a story and tell it more effectively.
Embedding maps and using custom application templates are just two of the latest improvements in ArcGIS Online.
Visit arcgis.com today to start embedding your maps more quickly.