Category: Story Maps

Use a Story Map Series instead of PowerPoint

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PowerPoint is the standard when it comes to presentations. But if you have to switch back and forth between PowerPoint and live demos, media, or websites, it can be inconvenient and clumsy, not to mention visually jarring and disruptive for your … Continue reading

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Add PowerPoint slides to your story map

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PowerPoint is the standard when it comes to presentations. PowerPoint slides can also be useful additions to your Story Map, providing an introduction, additional context, interesting graphics, and more. One use case is when making a presentation that requires you to … Continue reading

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Embedding a Story Map within a Story Map

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Embedded maps and media are an inherent and essential part of any story map. But in certain cases you may want to embed more than just a map—you may want to embed another story map to help tell your story, … Continue reading

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Using the Map Viewer in your Story Map

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The Map Viewer is the primary map authoring app in your ArcGIS portal. It’s best for assembling and configuring maps, exploring data, and performing analysis. Because of these strengths, it’s not the ideal choice when you want to display a map … Continue reading

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Turn a Story Map Journal into a Story Map Blog

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Story Map Journal is one of the more popular and powerful Story Maps, and is ideal when you want to combine narrative text with maps and other embedded content. A Map Journal contains entries, or sections, that users scroll through. Each … Continue reading

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Avoiding copyright infringement in your Story Map

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(by Lynnae Van Voorthuysen, Esri product marketing.) Story Maps often use lots of photos and images. While in the midst of creating a compelling story map, it may seem logical to add some pizazz or fill in a few gaps … Continue reading

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Using My Favorites to streamline Story Map authoring

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Using My Favorites is an easy way to organize maps, layers, and more when you want these items to be easy to find and access. Favorites are particularly useful when you are working on a specific project, including authoring a … Continue reading

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The Ever-Changing Minimum Wage: Simple Storytelling for a Data-Drive Narrative

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Policy talk around minimum wages has been cropping up in recent years, particularly at the state and local levels. With 18 states updating their minimum wage policies on January 1st, we decided to dig into the issue and create an … Continue reading

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Creating A Review Style “5 Stars” Infographic

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Many businesses grade their activities or an opportunity using a 5 Star rating. It’s common on product review sites and is a popular widget in executive dashboards. Creating one in the Business Analyst Web App (BA Web) is much easier … Continue reading

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Tips for Story Maps Production Teams

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In a previous post we shared some advice for assembling a great story maps production team that focused on skills and workflows. This post covers some specific recommendations on how to use ArcGIS Online and other technologies to support your team’s … Continue reading

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