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

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 directly from Flickr or Picasa/Google Photos, but you can also create a Map Tour using a CSV file. A CSV is a simple text file that stores information … Continue reading

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More ways to collaborate on maps and apps

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A recent blog described a new way to use groups to enable colleagues to update your maps and apps on ArcGIS Online. With the addition of this capability there are now three ways in which members can participate in collaborative publication and … Continue reading

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How to make a time-aware Story Map

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A new ArcGIS Online configurable app was released in July 2015 that provides an updated experience for sharing time-enabled maps. The Time Aware app looks and works great on its own, but it also provides a way to add time-enabled … Continue reading

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Add layers to your Story Map Tour

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People often ask if they can add layers to a Story Map Tour, and the answer is “Absolutely!” Here are a few nice examples of this from Pennsylvannia Wilds, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, and the National Parks Service. This next example … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: Story Map Cascade

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If you attended the 2015 User Conference you probably saw a demonstration of this prototype of the upcoming Story Map Cascade app during the plenary or one of the Story Maps workshops. There are several screenshots below, but to truly get a … Continue reading

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What’s new in My Stories for July 2015

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My Stories has been updated with two great new features! If you haven’t used it yet, My Stories is a new section of the Story Maps website where you can manage all the Story Maps in your ArcGIS Online account. … Continue reading

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Using 3D web scenes in Story Maps redux

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You may remember this post on using 3D web scenes in Story Maps from a few months ago. Since then there have been several Story Maps with 3D content (…Story Scenes?) published like this one from the Trust for Public Land and this … Continue reading

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Using subscriber content in Web Apps and Story Maps

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Esri’s Living Atlas of the World provides an amazing source of information for you to create maps and mashups, publish apps, and perform geographic analysis. Most of the layers in the Atlas are free to use, but some high-quality layers published by Esri’s … Continue reading

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