This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Online #6

Blog Post created by PKlingman-esristaff Employee on Jan 7, 2020

For those new to this series, "This Week's Picks" is a (loosely) biweekly blog where I share some of my favorite ArcGIS Online content with you.


If you are interested in earlier posts, they’re archived here: This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Online: Archive 





It's the time of year for resolutions, goals, and new beginnings. But for This Week's Picks we are not quite ready to begin 2020 yet, and wanted to highlight the most viewed ArcGIS Online Content of 2019. This list excludes the "What's New" and Map Viewer Beta posts. Thanks to Kelly Gerrow for suggesting this idea. 


Most Viewed ArcGIS Blogs in 2019


In 2019, the most popular blogs tended to cover map authoring workflows: 


  1. Heat Mapping in Two Simple Steps
  2. Adding and using photos and images in ArcGIS Online
  3. Visualizing population migration by where people filed their taxes
  4. Create Custom Field Calculations Using Arcade Expressions
  5. Using images as custom point symbols
  6. Combining Arcade and HTML for a Real-life Pop-up Display


Thanks to our blog authors Julia Holtzclaw, Lisa Berry and Bern Szukalski!


Most Viewed GeoNet Blogs in 2019 (estimated)


The most popular GeoNet Blogs in 2019 continue the theme of map authoring workflows, with some administrative flavors mixed in:


  1. Conditional Field display with Arcade in Pop Ups 
  2. Overlapping Features in Pop-Ups Quick Introduction to Using FeatureSets with Arcade 
  3. ArcGIS Online Implementation Guide 
  4. Show Attachments in Pop-ups with Arcade Expressions 
  5. How to be an ArcGIS Online Administrator 
  6. This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Online: Archive 


Thanks to our GeoNet contributors Kelly Gerrow, Jennifer Bell, Molly Zurn, Rachel Guttmacher and Derek Law!


Most Viewed Tech-focused YouTube Videos (estimated, unranked)


Web Map and app authoring is present again here, but more focused on the data side of things:



And one final thanks to Esri Canada for always producing stellar ArcGIS Online videos, and Kelly Gerrow, Matt Payne & Jeremy Bartley!




I hope the above picks provided a bit of insight into what content was popular in 2019! Let me know in the comments below  if there are any outstanding questions. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Enterprise and This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Pro


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Happy new year and see you again in a couple weeks!