ArcGIS Blog: How to Smart Map in 3 Easy Steps

Blog Post created by ressinger-esristaff Employee on Dec 2, 2016

Our colleague Lisa Berry wrote this blog post about Smart Mapping in ArcGIS Online and also made an accompanying tutorial using the Story Map Cascade app. Using Smart Mapping enables people to make great maps.

Read on to see the blog post. Click here to see the Cascade.


Smart Mapping is an exciting capability that can help you create beautiful and informative maps, quickly. It’s never been easier to craft visually stunning maps that tell the stories you want to tell. This guide will help you familiarize yourself with smart mapping and its overall workflow, so that you can get started making your own mapping masterpieces!  In its simplest form, smart mapping is a solution custom created for your map and your data, which is why we call it “smart”! With just a few clicks, you can create a clear story about your data.


Not a cartographer? Don’t worry! Smart defaults take the guesswork out of your map-making process, and help you get to a clear map more quickly. Smart mapping is designed to make your maps beautiful, while showcasing your data’s important values. Do you have a background in cartography? Awesome! Smart mapping provides new and existing cartographic techniques to help you create stunning online maps.


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> How to Smart Map in 3 Easy Steps