ArcWatch: GIS News, Views, and Insights

November 2014

Storytelling with Maps

By Carla Wheeler
Esri Writer

Get tips on how to make a winning Esri Story Map app from the experts: The winners of the 2014 Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest.

Anne Knowles from the Cape Cod Commission, Jeremy Clark from NorthSouth GIS, and Carrie Tropasso and Michael Bialousz from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources talk about the creative process that went into developing their mapping apps, which took top honors in the competition.

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The grand prize winner: Buy Fresh, Buy Local

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The Tip

Go In-Depth with the Story Map Journal App

Combine maps, images, videos, and narrative text to tell longer, more detailed stories using the new Esri Story Map Journal app. Esri's Rupert Essinger shows you how. Read the tip.

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    Tech Time

    Predict Mud Flows

    Predict Mud Flows

    Use real Boulder County, Colorado, spatial and demographic data in ArcGIS Online to identify areas at highest risk for flooding and landslides. Mud Is Thicker Than Water is a new project at Esri's Learn ArcGIS website. Start working on this project today.

  • Get ArcGIS Pro

    The ArcGIS Pro prerelease is available. Use Pro to build projects; visualize, analyze, and manage your data; and share your work. Read more and download ArcGIS Pro. Watch the video.

  • New in ArcGIS Online

    The ArcGIS Online update includes a web application builder (in beta), new analysis tools, and the ArcGIS Open Data app. Try the GeoForm application template for form-based feature editing. Read the blog.

  • Tips for Content Sharing

    Deciding what kind of GIS content to share and how to share it can be a challenge. Three tips will help you craft a content-sharing strategy for your ArcGIS Online organization. Read the tip.

  • Maps & More

    One Man's War
  • One Man's War

    Shot down over Germany during World War II, Royal Air Force navigator/air observer James Douglas Skinner parachuted to safety. But that's when his real troubles began. View the Story Map Journal app.

    Conservation Maps
  • Conservation Maps

    Wilderness conservation maps are on display at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in honor of the 1964 Wilderness Act. Read the article.

    Hardware Offer
  • Hardware Offer

    Documentation has been updated for the latest release of Data Appliance for ArcGIS, a solution that provides similar ArcGIS Online basemap content behind your firewall. Learn more. Order Data Appliance for ArcGIS.


    The Last Word

  • For King and Country

    John Henry Cartwright left Australia to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in World War I. Maps, film clips, photos, historical documents, and text bring the history of the battle and one man's role in it to life. View the Story Map Journal app.

  • Texas, Back in the Day

    Compare today's maps of cities like Dallas, El Paso, and Austin with those from the 1800s and early 1900s using the Esri ArcGIS powered Texas Hidden History map viewer. View the historic maps.