Change an Express Map to a Map Tour

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02-07-2023 09:55 AM
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by Anonymous User
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I'm a graphic design team member for our StoryMap, (I'm not a cartographer :-).

Another team member set up an ExpressMap with data. I'd like to change it into a Map Tour, or an Explorer or maybe a Sidecar.

Is that possible? If so how do I go about doing so? 

Alternatively, can I save the existing Express Map, bring it in and use some of the plotted locations and information and remove the plotted locations I don't want? 

Thank you, 

Linda

 

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PeterKnoop
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I am not aware of an easy way to do this within StoryMaps itself. (Might be a good ArcGIS StoryMaps Idea to propose?)

One can use the ArcGIS API for Python to extract data from an Express Map, and turn it into a feature layer, which you could then use in a Web Map, Map Tour, etc.

Express Maps support a nice variety of content, and it is all well structured. So if you are comfortable with Python and JSON, then it is fairly straightforward to figure out what information you want to pull from the Express Map, and then use it to create a Hosted Feature Layer (or to export it in another format.)

We provide this ArcGIS Online Notebook as a demo, which our users (with Python skills) can modify to fit their specific needs. It illustrates the basic task of extracting regular points (and the points' popup titles and descriptions, if present) from an Express Map, and publishing that data as a Hosted Feature Layer.

Hope that it is useful!

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PeterKnoop
MVP Regular Contributor

I am not aware of an easy way to do this within StoryMaps itself. (Might be a good ArcGIS StoryMaps Idea to propose?)

One can use the ArcGIS API for Python to extract data from an Express Map, and turn it into a feature layer, which you could then use in a Web Map, Map Tour, etc.

Express Maps support a nice variety of content, and it is all well structured. So if you are comfortable with Python and JSON, then it is fairly straightforward to figure out what information you want to pull from the Express Map, and then use it to create a Hosted Feature Layer (or to export it in another format.)

We provide this ArcGIS Online Notebook as a demo, which our users (with Python skills) can modify to fit their specific needs. It illustrates the basic task of extracting regular points (and the points' popup titles and descriptions, if present) from an Express Map, and publishing that data as a Hosted Feature Layer.

Hope that it is useful!

by Anonymous User
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Thank you Peter, I submitted this as an ArcGIS StoryMap idea as you suggest.