Creating the 2011 NWGIS Conference Attendees Map

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 1:00pm -- NathalieCSmith

The 2011 NWGIS Conference Attendees Map map is interactive, zoom in/out, click on the pins to get details on the attendees to the conference.  You can view the map online at

To recreate this map (or your own simple map):

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the community list at and click on the small orange ‘csv’ button – save the file ”community.csv” to your desktop
  2. Browse to ArcGIS Explorer Online  and start a New Map
  3. Click on the Add Content button (button with + sign), click on “import” and select CSV
  4. Browse to the ‘community.csv’ file you just saved, click next and then import

You know have a map with all the currently registered attendees to the 2011 NWGIS conference.

If you want to go further and symbolize by state for example, expand the layer details ( click on > on the left side of the map) and start playing with the “Display Configuration” (to control symbology – Unique value by State for example) and/or “Pop ups Configuration” (to change the content of the pop-ups when you click on a symbol – no need to show “FID” for example).

To embed the map in a website or to share it via social media venues (facebook, twitter), you will have to save the map first and for that you will need to log in to your ArcGIS Online account (or create a login if you don’t have one).

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