Owen Evans

Owen Evans
Owen is a product engineer on the Story Maps team. He's been at Esri since 2004 and spent 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

Improve accessibility of your Story Map Journal by adding alternative text

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Story Map Journal received several key enhancements related to accessibility in the December 2017 update. Most of these enhancements, like keyboard navigation and improved semantic structure, just work for all stories new and old. But the ability to add alternative text to media … Continue reading

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New accessibility features in Story Map Journal

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Accessibility is an important goal at Esri, and in the last two ArcGIS Online updates (September and December 2017), the Story Map Journal app received significant enhancements related to accessibility. Read on to learn more about these new features and … Continue reading

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How to add a list to a Cascade story map

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Several story map authors have requested that Cascade builder support the creation of lists. While the team is still looking to add this to a future release, you may be interested to know that you can already add lists to … Continue reading

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Producing a Story Map in Multiple Languages

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Authors sometimes need to publish a story map in more than one language to effectively reach everyone in their intended audience. For example, employees of governments with two official languages may be required to publish content in both languages. Below … Continue reading

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Optimize a Cascade Story for Mobile Readers

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There’s a new feature in Story Map Cascade for the June 2017 release that helps you improve your story maps for mobile readers. You can now add alternate images that are shown on mobile devices in place of more complex media types, … Continue reading

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What’s New in Story Maps (ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1)

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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 Enterprise is flexible server software for mapping and analytics that … Continue reading

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What’s New in Story Maps (June 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. For … Continue reading

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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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