Bern Szukalski

Bern Szukalski
Chief Technology Advocate and product strategist at Esri, focusing on ways to broaden access to geographic information and helping users succeed with the ArcGIS Platform. Follow @bernszukalski.

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Adding links to sections in Story Map Journal

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The Story Map Journal is one of the more popular Story Map templates, ideal for creating multimedia stories that combine text, maps, images, and video, especially when you have lots of text or a rich array of content. The Map … Continue reading

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Avoiding copyright infringement in your Story Map

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(by Lynnae Van Voorthuysen, media relations associate.) Story Maps often use lots of photos and images. While in the midst of creating a compelling story map, it may seem logical to add some pizazz or fill in a few gaps … Continue reading

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Introducing My Stories

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It’s time to refresh your browser—the Story Maps website has been recently updated and now includes My Stories, a new and easy way to manage all of your story map applications. My Stories is a one-stop place to view and manage … Continue reading

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Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest 2015

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Tens of thousands of stories have been told using Esri Story Maps, with millions and millions of views. These have storied a vast library of topics, such as interesting places on the planet, city projects, health initiatives, recreation opportunities, climate … Continue reading

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Tips for embedding story maps in websites

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Story maps can be opened in browsers, and most are responsively designed to fit a variety of form factors, enabling you to view story maps on different devices. But story maps can also be embedded in your website, providing more … Continue reading

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Embedding a Story Map within a Story Map

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Embedded maps and media are an inherent and essential part of any story map. But in certain cases you may want to embed more than just a map—you may want to embed another story map to help tell your story. … Continue reading

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How to launch a Story Map Journal at a specific section

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Story Map Journal is a very popular and versatile story map template, ideal for when you want to combine text with maps and other media. By default a Map Journal opens to the first section, also called the home section, and provides … Continue reading

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How to launch a Story Map Series at a specific entry

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Story Map Series is a very useful story map template, ideal for presenting a series of maps and media using several different layout options: tabs, numbered bullets, or an expandable side accordion. By default a Map Series opens to the first bullet, tab, … Continue reading

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How to launch a Story Map Tour at a specific tour stop

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Story Map Tour is one of the most popular story maps, ideal for tours or for presenting a series of locations you’d like users to follow in sequence. By default a Map Tour opens to an introduction or the first tour … Continue reading

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Strengthening account security in your organization

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(By Blake Stearman, ArcGIS Online development team) As an administrator you want to keep your data workflows secure, but also allow members of your organization the freedom to accomplish tasks efficiently. ArcGIS Online continues to deliver improved capabilities for administering your … Continue reading

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