5Things on Friday 36 – Story Maps, HEX Codes, Esri Support and more

Welcome to another  5Things on Friday where we share 5 very cool mappy/Geeky tech tips suggested and found by our team and colleagues. This week we share a handy HEX code color picker that enables you to identify any color; we have Esri maintenance and support tips, a fun basemap for your children maps, and a handy guide to walk you through self hosting and customizing your ArcGIS Story Maps. Got a tip for a future edition? Please share with us in a comment below or on Twitter @geojobegis

Get Colors HEX

With the magic of HTML5 you can get colors from any image with this simple online tool. Ever needed to figure out the exact color of something on an image in order to replicate it accurately? This tool is for you. Simply upload an image (like a logo for example). then, simply click on regions of interest and you will be able to record the exact Hex color code from that pixel, then use it accordingly in order to color match.

hex color selector

Esri Maintenance Support

Are you wondering or trying to figure out details of your Esri license and support? This resource may help. This site features GIS mapping software, desktop GIS, server GIS, developer GIS, mobile GIS, GIS Web services, business GIS, Internet mapping, GIS solutions, GIS training and education, demos, data, spatial analysis tools, consulting, services, partners, customer service, and support. This site will point you to any resources that are available via your current subscription program.

More Support! ArcGIS Credis Resource

Your annual ArcGIS Online subscription comes with a set amount of service credits, and you can always get more if you need them. This resource page will provide you with access to information you need in order to manage your org’s user credits. Note, you can also manage your users and their credit allocations, software access etc… using our Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online!

Children’s Basemap Layer

Here’s a fun resource in ArcGIS Online that enables you to create a webmap or app using the fun children’s map basemap layer. Now keep in mind, this resource is trictly a visual (ie. the mountains may not accurately depict mountainous regions) but it sure is fun and eye catching!

Host your own story maps

Ever wanted to know how to customize and host your own story maps from ArcGIS Online? This handy and detailed resource will walk you through everything you need to know. Using the instruction here you can download the Story Map source code from Github and then start hacking and forking to create your own, hosted maps.  There are several benefits to hosting a Story Map app on your own server, the most obvious is you can give your story a custom URL on your organization’s domain.

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