Bern Szukalski

Corporate technology evangelist and advocate at Esri, focusing on ways to broaden access to geographic information and helping customers succeed with the ArcGIS system. On a good day I'm making a map, on a great day I'm on one. Email or connect on LinkedIn (

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Background image tips for organization home sites

One of the new capabilities introduced with the December 2012 ArcGIS Online update was the ability to set a custom background

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Getting Started with Story Map Templates

These templates continue to evolve, with new templates coming online regularly.

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Excel Tips for ArcGIS Online

This post contains some useful tips for getting the most out of your data using Excel.

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All about ArcGIS Online layers

Web maps are built by selecting a basemap, then adding data layers from services and files. Layers can come from many different sources

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Add Flickr photos to ArcGIS Online web maps

Flickr is one of the most popular photo sharing sites available, hosting well over 6 billion images. Here’s how to use your Flickr photos

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Using Google Docs in your ArcGIS Online maps

In a previous post, we covered how you can use a spreadsheet (CSV file) from a Web location to add a layer to your ArcGIS Online map.

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Using USGS topos as your basemap

With a recent ArcGIS Online update the USA Topo basemap (containing the USGS topo map services) no longer appears in the map viewer

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Make Your Own Social Media Map (in 3 easy steps)

Want to know what’s going on with Hurricane Irene and see for yourself what folks on the ground are saying?

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Using Basemap Transparency

With the latest update to ArcGIS Online you can now tone down your basemap to make other layers “pop” by using transparency.

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