Bern Szukalski
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Tech evangelist and product strategist at Esri, focusing on ways to broaden access to geographic information and helping users succeed with the ArcGIS Platform. On a good day he is making a map, on a great day he is on one.

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Learn to Configure and Use Attachment Viewer

In this tip, you will learn how to use the Attachment Viewer configurable app template to view photos and other feature attachments.

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Author and Share a Web Map Presentation with ArcGIS Online

You can make and share a presentation easily—using any map you own—by following several simple steps in ArcGIS Online.

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Use the Minimal Gallery App to Create a Simple, Card-Based Gallery

Learn to work with Minimal Gallery, a configurable group-based app that gives you the ability to create a simple, card-based gallery.

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Rotating Point Symbols in Web Maps

Point symbols on an ArcGIS Online map can be rotated using an attribute field or an Arcade expression.

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Try Using Group-Based Configurable Apps

Bern Szukalski and Ian Wittenmyer from Esri show you how to use group-based configurable apps.

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Use the Layer Showcase App to Create and View 2D and 3D Maps

Learn to create a Layer Showcase app in ArcGIS Online and share it with colleagues, who can then create new maps or scenes based on the layers.

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Learn to Use Social Logins for Your ArcGIS Organizational Account

Esri technology evangelist Bern Szukalski shows you how to enable social network logins for your ArcGIS Organization.

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Share Learn ArcGIS Lessons within Your Organization

Learn ArcGIS lessons are now available on ArcGIS Online as items organized into a group so you can easily find and share them.

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Transforming Essential GIS Skills

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Using Dropbox Files in ArcGIS Online Web Maps

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Use Tile Packages to Save Credits

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From Open Data to Data Engagement

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10 Essential Steps for Story Map Success

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Learn How to Refresh Dynamic Layers in Your Web Map

Learn how to refresh dynamic layers in your ArcGIS web map using a new capability called the refresh interval property.

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Learn to Use Flickr Photos in the Map Tour Story Map

Want to use photos from a Flickr account in your Map Tour story maps? It’s easy to do, thanks to some recent updates to the Map Tour story map.

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Bat Story

Esri story map team collaborated with Bat Conservation International and others to create an educational story map...

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Compare Two Web Maps, Side by Side

Want to learn a quick and easy way to compare two web maps side by side?

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Add and Use Photos and Images in ArcGIS Online

Esri technology evangelist Bern Szukalski shows you how to add and use photos and other images in ArcGIS Online,

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Get Your Story Map Noticed

Want your Esri Story Map app to attract more viewers online, including members of the Esri Story Map team?

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Learn to Customize the Map Tour App Header and Color Scheme

Want to change the banner and text colors and header logo and links in your Map Tour Story Map? Here's how.

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Learn to Customize the Shortlist Story Map Banner

There's a way to customize the color and style of your banner for Short List, a popular Esri Story Map template application.

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The Big Easy

Esri just made making Map Tour story maps a very simple process, thanks to a new streamlined workflow...

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Organize Your Online Life Using Favorites

Organize the content you frequently use so it is readily accessible using Favorites in ArcGIS Online.

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Create a Map with a Glowing Double Ring Effect Using Change Style

Learn how to make a map with a glowing double ring effect using smart mapping in ArcGIS Online.

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Learn to Add Vimeo Videos to Your Story Map Tour

Find out how to add Vimeo videos to a Story Map Tour, the popular story map app template for creating sequential, place-based narratives.

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Learn to Embed a Story Map within a Story Map

Yes, it can be done: You can embed a story map into another story map. But some Esri Story Map templates, such as Story Map Swipe and Spyglass...

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Color Your World

Adding color to your web map pop-ups can provide more meaning and context to the information you present within them. Bern Szukalski,

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Ten Essential Steps for Story Map Success

Esri Story Maps apps are easy to author. But making a truly great story map takes a good deal of thought, study, preparation, and practice.

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Learn to Rotate Point Symbols in Web Maps

Learn how to create rotating symbols for web maps. Symbols on web maps can be rotated based on a numeric value in the azimuth system...

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Learn to Use YouTube Player Parameters in Esri Story Maps

Learn how to set YouTube player parameters when you embed a video in Esri Story Maps.

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Learn How to Add GPS Data to ArcGIS Online Web Maps

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Learn to Use Autoplay Mode in Esri Story Maps

Many Story Map apps support autoplay mode, where the story advances automatically and loops when finished.

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Learn to Add Tweets to Your Web Maps

Map Tweets and other social media content from Instragram, Flickr, YouTube, and Webcams.travel by using the Public Information template...

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Learn How to Add Maps to Your Story Map Journal

Learn how to add maps to the Story Map Journal and get other useful tips for creating a compelling, map-based narrative.

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Prevent Accidental Deletion of Items from ArcGIS Online

How do you prevent accidentally deleting items such as layers, web maps, apps and datasets from ArcGIS Online?

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Create Story Feature Helps You to Choose the Right Story Map

A new feature called Create Story will help you choose the best app to create your latest story map.

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Embed a Presentation in Your Website with ArcGIS Online

Want to share a map presentation and add it to your website or blog? You can use Share in ArcGIS Online, which gives you the HTML you need...

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Create a Great-Looking Home Page for Your ArcGIS Online Organization

First impressions count. That's true for your ArcGIS Online organization home page, too, which will impress readers...

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Learn How to Use World Imagery Clarity as Your Basemap

Want a clearer view of the world in your maps? World Imagery Clarity, currently in beta, delivers imagery from the Esri archive...

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Tutorial: Add maps with scale bars to your story map

When you add web maps to your story map, the scale bar is omitted. Why? Well, the scale bar may not be important for your story...

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Put Your Best Profile Forward

Seeing your ArcGIS Online user profile is how your colleagues and peers measure the value and veracity of your shared items such as maps and apps

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Getting More out of ArcGIS Online

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Using Story Maps instead of PowerPoint

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Add Audio to Your Esri Story Map Tour App

Esri technology evangelist Bern Szukalski shows you how to add audio files to Story Map Tour apps.

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Does Danger Lie Up the Road?

Accidents happen, with more than six million crashes occurring annually on roads in the United States.

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Use Favorites to Organize Your ArcGIS Online Life

ArcGIS Online provides a variety of ways to organize content you frequently use, including using favorites...

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Make an Earthquake Map in a Minute

Want to make maps of earthquake locations just after the quakes occur? Esri technology evangelist Bern Szukalski shows how using the tools in...

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Learn How to Give Presentations Using an Esri Story Map Series App

Learn how to add PowerPoint slides, web map, 3D scenes, and other content to an Esri Story Map Series App.

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Mapping the Future of GIS

Increasingly powerful and insightful maps drive improvements in awareness, collaboration, and understanding.

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