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

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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What’s new in Story Map Cascade (September 2016)

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Story Map Cascade helps you build a story with a full-screen scrolling experience that blends narrative text and engaging content. Sections containing text and in-line media can be interspersed with immersive sections that fill the screen with your media and … Continue reading

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What’s New in Story Maps (September 2016)

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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 the following enhancements to Esri Story … Continue reading

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Picasa and Google Photos: What story map authors need to know

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UPDATE: This post was originally published on May 27, 2016. It was revised on Sept 13, 2016 with new information. You may have heard that Google is retiring Picasa and transitioning its cloud photo hosting services to Google Photos. You also … Continue reading

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Tips for creating a great Cascade story map

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This story was originally published in July 2016 and was updated with new information in July 2017. We’ve seen Story Map Cascade used to create some great stories about the world’s oceans, scientist Alexander von Humboldt, tourist destinations in Columbia, traveling through Central Asia, … Continue reading

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Using the Story Map Cascade Builder: Immersive Sections

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In this installment in the series about using the Story Map Cascade builder you’ll see how to create an engaging immersive section. Immersive sections lock into place as readers scroll through a Cascade story, and as they continue to scroll narrative … Continue reading

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Using the Story Map Cascade Builder: Configuring Media

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This post in the series on using the Story Map Cascade builder focuses on configuring media. Configuring how media items (particularly maps and scenes) are displayed in your story is a critical storytelling feature of Esri’s Story Map apps. This helps elevate your … Continue reading

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Using the Story Map Cascade Builder: Searching for photos on Flickr

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This is the next entry in a series of posts on using the Story Map Cascade builder. In this post you’ll learn about a helpful feature in the Media Picker that lets you search for photos on Flickr. Being able to search Flickr is helpful … Continue reading

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Using the Story Map Cascade Builder: Media Picker

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This is the second post in the series on using the Story Map Cascade builder. This article focuses on the Media Picker. The Media Picker is what you use to add content to your Cascade story. You can easily browse, search, … Continue reading

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