How to create maps using Instagram hashtags?

06-12-2016 12:54 AM
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I am a fairly novice user of ArcGIS (I've taken a few MOOC classes through Coursera and Udemy in the past, and am starting to play around with it a bit to review everything). One project I would like to develop is a map that would show instances of a particular Instagram hashtag (related to a local photography/tourism project I'm volunteering with).  However, when I create a web app using the Instagram layer, no Instagram icons at all show up on the map, and there doesn't seem to be the option in ArcGIS of setting the map up to search by hashtag.  I know it's possible to do (for example, this map seems to use Instagram hashtags:, but I'm not sure if they did this through ArcGIS or some other add-on).

First, am I somehow not connecting my map correctly to Instagram?  Secondly, how do I set it up to search by hashtag?


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MVP Notable Contributor


Take a look at the directions here:

Tuto: Social Media Mapping with ArcGIS Online | CartoBLOG

I hope this can help lead you to what you are looking at doing. Though, the screen shots are in a different language, I hope it's easy enough to follow along.

Also, here is a way of making a Twitter-based map using hashtags. I wonder if it's easy enough to move away from twitter and put in Instagram:

Add tweets to your web map | ArcGIS Blog 

Esri Notable Contributor

Take a look at the Public Information Map template -