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

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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Story Maps at the 2017 Esri Partner Conference and DevSummit

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While we’re putting the finishing touches on a software release this week, the Story Maps Team is also preparing to see many of you in Palm Springs next week at the 2017 Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit. We have … Continue reading

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What’s New in Story Maps (December 2016)

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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 has been updated with new capabilities for hosted web … Continue reading

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Tips for embedding Cascade story maps on your website

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Embedding story maps on your website is one of the best ways to showcase your work and ensure it reaches your intended audience. We’ve already provided lots of helpful tips that apply to embedding any story map in a website, but … Continue reading

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How to create a great Crowdsource story map

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Story Map Crowdsource is a different kind of story map — you pick a topic and then sit back and watch as other people contribute their photos and stories. Sound easy? It is. You can put one together in about 10 minutes. … Continue reading

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Assembling a Story Maps Production Team

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Great story maps can be produced by a team or an individual, but collaborating to generate ideas and input from a variety of people with different skills, talents, and perspectives can be highly rewarding and will inevitably improve your story … Continue reading

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