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frobchen
My students created an excel spreadsheet, then converted it to a csv file.  They imported the file, but Lake Shasta, etc. are in the far east.     I looked for help on google which suggested that I "Right click the table and select display XY data.The X field should equal longitude.The Y field should equal latitude."  Nope...didn't work.   Below… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Entries to the ArcGIS Online Competition for US HS+MS need to be either "presentations," "web apps," or "story maps." There are various pointers to each of these, and more all the time. As I encounter more, I will add to this list, and encourage you to reply to this post with other publicly visible helping hints.   General: Story Map on… (Show more)
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frobchen
I wrote this lesson after reading about the Oroville Dam's compromised spillway after the heavy February rains in California.  I read about this in the Los Angeles Times.   I preceded this lesson with a basic lesson on mapping favorite places.  In that lesson, students learned how to create an Excel spreadsheet, convert it to an csv file, then…
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
I really liked how Denzel Washington used the phrase “explain this to me as if I were a xxx-year-old” in the movie Philadelphia (1993). Reference: Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA: Jonathan Demme, 1993. film.   So, I will take it one step further and attempt to explain the concept of georeferencing to an actual five-year-old.   Five-year-old:… (Show more)
rthomas26345
Good morning all - I have just completed and posted a new set of materials on my In Time & Place site entitled The Slave Trade:  A Forced Migration.  As the title suggests the materials deal with the transatlantic slave trade as well as the migration of slaves within the United States that occurred as the country’s slave economy changed from one… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Today, many options exist for using images in ArcGIS Online, including web mapping applications such as story maps.  Choose a method that works best for your situation and needs. I have summarized some key methods in this document, which are a subset of the many methods that are valid.  I have included the use of images in ArcGIS Online, Flickr,… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Story maps ROCK! Ever since their initial appearance, they have driven huge attention. Everyone wants to see a story map about their special topic; some want to make one. Good story maps take time and expertise to construct, just like writing a meaningful letter, generating effective images, and building powerful maps. A good story map is all… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
There is a science to troubleshooting. Like the NPR Car Talk guys do, you need to think like Sherlock Holmes. Nobody can help you troubleshoot without data -- not Sherlock, not Tom&Ray, not Esri's Tech Support folks. You need to be scientific in troubleshooting. Once you are, you can usually troubleshoot things yourself. You can also teach others… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
"Premium Content" in ArcGIS Online is one of the great benefits of using ArcGIS Online. It is found in the Living Atlas, which means it is curated, set up to work well, with good metadata, and in some cases it's VERY up-to-date.   How do I know if layer is "premium content"? The best way to tell is to look for for the indicator when adding data… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
I've been using GeoNet for a while. Here are my helpful hints, in graphics. What else would you add? IMAGE 1of4 (click to biggerize) -- Basic navigation     IMAGE 2of4 (don't bother biggerizing) -- Personalize     IMAGE 3of4 -- Let people know who you are and what you do     IMAGE 4of4 -- Where to go? (click to biggerize)
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