Owen Evans

Owen Evans
Owen is a product engineer on the Story Maps team. He's been at Esri since 2004 spending 11 years as a Solution Engineer on the National Government Team before joining the Story Maps Team in the Washington DC R&D Center in 2015.

Recent Posts

Story Maps at the 2017 Esri User Conference

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In about a month, many of you will be making the trip to San Diego for the 2017 Esri User Conference. The Story Maps Team will be at the UC Expo and presenting many sessions and workshops, and we’re excited to meet with … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Published Story Maps

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When you share and promote a story map with the public you want to make sure it stays up and running as long as you intend it to be available. But accidents happen, there’s always a small possibility that you, … Continue reading

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An Important Message About Web Security and Story Maps

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Attention Story Map Authors: Please read this important message as it may require you to take action and change how you build story maps. When you make a story map, you expect it to work and that your audience will … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting embedded apps and web content in Story Maps

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Update: Please also read this post, which contains an important message for story map authors related to web security. Story Maps have become a very useful and engaging communication tool for many organizations. One of the reasons for this is that … Continue reading

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Showing Time in Story Maps

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Time is a theme that appears in many stories. For instance, some interesting story maps that include time show tracking the spread of diseases like Zika or white nose syndrome (which affects bats), finding patterns in where and when car … Continue reading

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An introduction to hosting your own Story Map

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Esri Story Maps are open source. This means you can download the code for any of the Story Map apps from GitHub, host it on your own server, and even customize it. While the needs of most story map authors … Continue reading

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What’s cooking on the Story Maps Developers’ Corner?

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The Story Maps Developers’ Corner is a great place for developers of all experience levels to learn how to customize Esri’s open-source Story Map apps. The Story Maps team has shared many tips and tricks on the Dev Corner since we announced … Continue reading

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Adding a map to the side panel in Story Map Journal or Series

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Anyone who has created a Story Map Journal or Story Map Series knows that a web map can be used in the main stage, but this post covers another way to use maps in these types of stories — adding … Continue reading

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Using Your Organization’s Shared Theme in Story Maps

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A shared theme is a new feature of the March 2017 release of ArcGIS Online that allows administrators to configure a logo and color palette for consistent branding of configurable apps created by members of their organization. This post will … Continue reading

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What’s New in Story Maps (March 2017)

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Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content, making it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. ArcGIS Online was recently updated with many new features and enhancements. … Continue reading

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