Category Archives: ArcGIS Online

HIFLD ArcGIS Online Open Data Site

On September 27, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, By , With Comments Off on HIFLD ArcGIS Online Open Data Site

Historically, access to the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) has been restricted to applicants meeting a variety of criteria, such as working for a federal government agency, or state emergency management agency. With the release of their new ArcGIS Online Open Data website, the HIFLD has made data previously contained within…

Getting Started with GPS

On September 26, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, With Comments Off on Getting Started with GPS

Here are some resources that can be used to get started using handheld GPS technology. These materials were originally put together for a half-day workshop with some University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners. These materials have been designed for people looking to get started with GPS technology. Here we cover GPS…

ArcGIS Online – Story Map Management

On September 26, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, By ,, , With Comments Off on ArcGIS Online – Story Map Management

Check out this new website, My Stories.  This website provides an easy way to manage your story maps.  Once logged in, using your public or organizational account, you will see each of your story maps listed.  You will also see the web maps that are feeding your story map and the…

No Server – No Problem

On September 23, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, By ,, , With No Comments

Have you been working with shapefiles, .csv files or map notes in ArcGIS.com and wish that the resulting layer could be made available outside of the web map?  With the recent updates (12/10/13) to ArcGIS.com, these data no longer need to be confined to your web map.  They can now…

Alternate Tile layer – TPK directly from ArcMap

On September 20, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, By , With No Comments

Creating a tile layer for ArcGIS Online This workflow should be used when publishing large datasets such as imagery to ArcGIS Online (AGO) as a service.  This workflow uses the ArcGIS Runtime Tools to process the image tiles and create the .tpk necessary.  Once the tile package is created, you can…

ArcGIS Online – Public Profile

On June 21, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, With No Comments

So you have an ArcGIS account and you’d like to collaborate with others.  It’s so easy, just invite or be invited to join a group….ahh but wait.   In order for your profile to be discoverable by other ArcGIS Online users, your profile needs to be made public.  A public profile allows…

Prepping and Adding Metadata to ArcGIS Online Items

On April 12, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online,NPS Workflow, With No Comments

Metadata – or data about data – is an important component of any GIS system. This tells users how data were created, how reliable these data are, the spatial reference of the data, and who can be contacted with questions regarding a particular dataset. Until recently, it has been impossible…

Downloading USGS Topo Maps from the National Map Viewer

On September 10, 2015, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online,NPS Workflow, By , With No Comments

This short tutorial will detail how to download current topographic maps for an area of interest from the National Map Viewer. This is a platform where the most recent topographic products can be downloaded free of charge. Download the most recent USGS GeoPDFs for an area of interest at: http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/ Zoom…

Tile Layers – keeping credits low

On December 16, 2014, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online,NPS Workflow, With No Comments

Creating a tile layer for ArcGIS Online This workflow should be used when publishing large datasets such as imagery to ArcGIS Online (AGO) as a service.  By using tools in ArcGIS Toolbox to generate the tiles, cache them locally and then share with your Publisher account, no credits will be…

Sharing: ArcGIS Online for Organizations

On November 10, 2014, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, By , With No Comments

ESRI has made some changes to the ArcGIS Online platform. One is an account name change and another is new account option. The ArcGIS Online personal account is now referred to as a public account. Additionally, a new account option has been created; this is referred to as an organization account. This requires…