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Getting Ready to Use the Collector App

On December 12, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online,NPS Workflow, By , , With Comments Off on Getting Ready to Use the Collector App

The ability to collect geographically referenced information using your smartphone or tablet is an increasingly popular way to quickly and efficiently collect data. Although there are many different applications that can accomplish this, here we will focus on the Collector App from Esri. This blog posting will focus on the steps necessary…

Obtaining Elevation Data from NOAA Digital Coast

On December 12, 2016, Posted by , In NPS Workflow,Online Viewers, By , With Comments Off on Obtaining Elevation Data from NOAA Digital Coast

Finding and accessing high quality elevation data can be challenging. If you’re working in a coastal area, the NOAA Coastal Service Center’s Digital Coast website will probably be one of your first stops.  Not only does this website provide users with access to data collected by NOAA itself, but a variety of…

Embed an App without a title banner

On November 9, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, By , With Comments Off on Embed an App without a title banner

Discovered this tidbit today while reading the Fall edition of ArcUser. Have you ever embedded an app within another application or story map?  Have you wanted to remove the title and subtitle section of the embedded piece?  Here is the trick:  Paste the app url into the story map and add &embed at the end and like…

If I Only had a Map

On October 13, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, By , , With Comments Off on If I Only had a Map

If I only had a map Have you been looking to add a mapping component to your project, webpage, blog article but are just overwhelmed with the task?  Do you simply need a way to view a map of your area of interest?  There is an abundance of data and…

Image Hosting Options for Map Tour Application

On October 13, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Image Hosting Options for Map Tour Application

The Story Map Tour Application requires your photos to be accessible via the internet.  These are some hosting options: Flickr, YouTube,or your own server where the URL location is indicated in .csv OR hosted by ArcGIS Online (subscription only)  Each option presents varying levels of complexity.  Note:  There is an import limitation of 99 points for each Map Tour application….

Placing Pictures on a Map

On October 13, 2016, Posted by , In ArcGIS Online, By ,, , With Comments Off on Placing Pictures on a Map

First Piece – Pictures We all have tons of pictures and it is highly likely that they are already sitting up in the Cloud.   For the MapTour application to work, your pictures need to be accessible via a URL.  The MapTour is even easier to use if your pictures…

Customizing US National Grid Maps for Post-Storm Recovery

On October 6, 2016, Posted by , In ArcMap,NPS Workflow, By , With Comments Off on Customizing US National Grid Maps for Post-Storm Recovery

When people in New England hear the words “National Grid,” thoughts automatically turn to the utility company. Many people are unaware that the U.S. National Grid exists, and that it is different from the aforementioned electricity and natural gas provider. The U.S. National Grid is a standardized, grid-based reference system that is…

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…

Poster Presented at 2016 ESRI UC Map Gallery

On September 26, 2016, Posted by , In EDC News, By , , With Comments Off on Poster Presented at 2016 ESRI UC Map Gallery

Staff from the URI EDC presented a poster highlighting their work on a National Park Service (NPS) project at the 2016 ESRI User Conference in San Diego, California. The map gallery at the ESRI UC is a showcase of maps and mapping products from around the world. 2016 winners of the…