5 Things on Friday 17 – 5 Awesome, Useful WebMaps Found in ArcGIS Online

Are you wanting to create a webmap and not sure where to start? Here’s some inspiration for you!  With many thousands of map authors, developers, mashup artists, and organizations around the World creating great maps and apps every day there’s always something cool to be found for just about anyone.  We like share some of the cool things we’ve discovered in AGO recently right here on our blog so that we can easily look back and access all of our faves. The following are 5 cool and useful maps we’ve explored this week.

Locate an open gas station in Mexico – complete directions, description and prices are listed in the awesome webmap (Spanish language)

Washington DC Inauguration Traffic Map

This public information map has been created to help visitors to Washington DC navigate traffic and other obstacles that could make getting around a little tricky during the Presidential inauguration events.

DC inauguration traffic map

View Tax Parcels in Minnesota

A fine Tax Parcel web service for the City of Brainerd, MN in this Tax Parcel Map service by ProWest.

Celebrating loved ones lost to the Opiod Epidemic

Developed by Jeremiah Lindeman of Esri, People can upload photos and stories about their loved ones who died from opioid addiction. Sadly, this map is growing at an alarming rate

 

Mapping the Best Countries for Business

Recently published in Forbes, this article uses  a map to share data about the best countries for business in 2017. Forbes rated 139 countries on 11 different factors to determine the Best Countries for Business.

best countries for business

 

Bonus Tip: Lesson – Get started with Scene Viewer

Now, you’ll share your scene with the public. To improve the scene’s presentation and make your message clear, you’ll create a web app using Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, which allows you to add widgets for navigation and additional information. Before you create the app, you’ll add a few finishing touches to the scene.

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Hopefully some of the maps have inspired you to create and share a map or webmap using ArcGIS Online. If you create something cool or discover an awesome map or webmap please do tell us about it. you can always tweet us @geojobegis. Remember, to work better with your organization in ArcGIS Online be sure to use our free Admin Tools, available in the “Popular” section of the marketplace.

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GEOspatial Evangelist & CMO

Geographer, GIS professional, writer, and fan of all things mobile.

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