• Online Resource,  Tips and Tricks

    Story Map Success

    There were several articles on effective storytelling using apps in the Summer 2018 ArcUser magazine that I found useful. I thought you might as well, here are the links: Why Governments Need to Embrace the Lost Art of Storytelling (Chris Thomas) A More Informed View of City Business (Carla Wheeler) Make Your Story Map Successful (Hannah Wilbur)

  • Online Resource

    Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data 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 the Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (HSIP) databases available, and open, to the public. Currently available are over 270 public datasets that are downloadable in a variety of useful formats, such as CSV, KML, and Shapefiles. These are also all available as APIs, such as GeoJSON and GeoServices for easy compatibility with web applications. There are a wide variety of data…