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

Story Maps at the 2016 Esri User Conference

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In just a few short weeks many of you will be making the trip to San Diego for the 2016 Esri User Conference. The Story Maps team will be in the Showcase Hall to meet with you, and we’ll also … Continue reading

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Important announcement about sharing Story Maps on Facebook

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This is an important announcement about how story maps are shared on Facebook. What is the issue? Recently there have been some changes to Facebook that have affected how social sharing works in Esri’s Story Maps apps. Sharing on Facebook … Continue reading

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Recent posts on the Story Maps Developers’ Corner

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A few months ago we announced the Story Maps Developers’ Corner on Medium. The Devs’ Corner is a great place for developers of all experience levels to learn about how to customize Esri’s open-source Storytelling Apps and get tips and … Continue reading

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Best practices for embedding apps and web content in Story Maps

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Story Maps have become a very useful and engaging communication tool for many organizations. One of the reasons for this is that Story Maps can contain many types of rich, interactive content like web maps and 3D scenes, videos, web pages, … Continue reading

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What’s new for Story Maps in Portal for ArcGIS 10.4

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ArcGIS 10.4 was released recently, and there are plenty of reasons to upgrade. Read on to learn about some reasons that are particularly interesting to Story Map authors. Now available with Portal: the My Stories app! Since last summer, Story … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Story Map Tips

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You’ll be pleased to know the Twelve Places of Christmas story map is not the only gift the Story Maps team got you this season. Below are 12 tips for making better story maps to help you ring in the new … Continue reading

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Announcing the Story Maps Developers’ Corner

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Esri’s Story Maps Team has a new resource for developers. It’s published on the blogging site Medium, and we call it the Story Maps Developers’ Corner. Whether you can write JavaScript classes in your sleep or are only comfortable editing … Continue reading

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What’s New on the Story Maps Website (October 2015)

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The Esri Story Maps website has been updated to make it faster and easier for you to start making story maps! Creating stories is now easier There’s a new Create Story wizard that lets you pick one of the hosted … Continue reading

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Tips for creating hosted feature layers

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Feature layers are often the best type of layer to use for visualizing your vector data in web maps. They are easily placed on top of tiled basemaps for geographic context and support interactive queries and selection, on-the-fly styling, and … Continue reading

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Create a Story Map Tour from a Google Sheet

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It’s easy to create a Story Map Tour of your own photos from Flickr, Picasa, or Facebook, but you can also create a Map Tour from a CSV file. A CSV is a simple text file that stores information in a … Continue reading

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