Category: Story Maps

Customizing the Map Tour Story Map header and color scheme

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Map Tour is a very popular Story Map template, and you’ll find many interesting examples at the story map gallery. Map Tour is a hosted application that appears in the web map template gallery, and can also be launched directly … Continue reading

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Customizing the Shortlist Story Map banner

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Shortlist is a popular story map template application that is ideal for presenting a curated list of points of interest in a particular geographic area. A good example is the Palm Springs Shortlist, featuring fun, food, hotels, and design topics … Continue reading

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Story Map Map Tour updates

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The popular story map map tour hosted application and downloadable source have been recently updated. The updates focus on visual changes to improve the application appearance. Changes include the following: Header fonts and text color The header fonts have been … Continue reading

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What’s New in ArcGIS Online (March 2014)

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It’s time to refresh your browser - ArcGIS Online has been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This update includes changes and additions for administering organizations, web map templates, and more. It also includes new data and map services … Continue reading

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Adding Flickr sets to story map map tours

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In a previous post we covered how to add photos from Flickr to your story map map tours. In this post, we’ll add a complete slideshow from a Flickr photo set to a tour stop in an existing tour. This … Continue reading

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Adding PowerPoint presentations to your story map map tours

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When someone mentions “presentation” invariably Microsoft’s PowerPoint comes to mind. PowerPoint slides, and even entire presentations, can be easily incorporated into story map map tours, and can provide some extra context for your tour. In this post we’ll cover adding … Continue reading

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Adding audio to your story map map tours

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In previous posts we’ve covered adding websites, videos, and even CityEngine web scenes to story map map tours. In this post we’ll outline how you can add audio to enhance the storytelling experience for viewers of your tours. This example … Continue reading

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Introducing a new map tour workflow

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With recent updates and changes to the ArcGIS for Storytelling website, a new streamlined workflow was introduced for authoring Map Tour story maps. Previous workflows started by authoring a web map first, and then launching the map tour builder from … Continue reading

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An Ocean of Story Maps: Updated

New links have been added to the prior blog post An Ocean of Story Maps. Some of these include web maps and downloads in addition to the “traditional” Esri-style story map. Please feel free to bookmark and return as I will try to keep updating the original blog post throughout the year! There is a lot of wonderful work out there!

Enjoy!

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Using effective titles and subtitles in your story maps

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As a story map author there’s lots of little things to consider which, when summed, can make a big difference in attracting an audience to your stories. After the initial visual impression, the title and subtitle are usually the first … Continue reading

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