Working with the Map Widget in Report Builder

Adding a map to your reports can provide some much needed context for your readers, and also display your data in an informative and engaging style. While a lot of the Report Builder widgets will likely be intuitive for the avid ArcGIS Online user, there are some widgets you may not be familiar with.

The map widget allows you to display a map of the report base layer either as a simple map of the areas available to report on, or as a thematic map, focused on a particular indicator. Alternatively, this widget also allows you to display any other web map you have available within ArcGIS Online.

Within this blog, I will walk you through an example use case of the Web Map widget, to help you get started with your own report. I will be using the new 2021 Census Population Summary data, filtered down by region.

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Linking to reports from an ArcGIS web map

Reports built with InstantAtlas Report Builder have a built in index page, whether you choose to use “live links” or to publish the reports to HTML. However, this is not the only way to link to reports. Every feature in your report has a unique URL – this post will walk you through how to use that URL to build links from your ArcGIS Online web maps directly to your reports.


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Stacking population data in bar charts with Report Builder

This article will try and show you some of the different ways you can use InstantAtlas Report Builder and the bar chart widget to present population data. We’re going to produce a few different charts, but we’re aiming for something like this:

5 year age bands grouped chart
5 year age bands, male and female chart with indicators grouped together


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