Category: Story Maps

Our Favorite Story Maps from 2017

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As December comes to an end, and with it, 2017, those of us on Esri’s Story Maps team have been left thinking two things: Jeez, that went by fast! And, What a great time to belong to this community of … Continue reading

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College Football Recruitment Maps

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Did you hear about this thing that colleges have football teams now? And at the end of the year some committee decides on the four best, and they play each other? We have to support this or it might not … Continue reading

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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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What’s New in ArcGIS Online (December 2017)

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ArcGIS Online has just been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This release includes a more flexible user experience for managing and discovering content, Insights for ArcGIS, administrative enhancements, and other improvements throughout the site. For additional information … Continue reading

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Depicting journeys in Story Map Cascade

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Whenever I return from a vacation I can’t resist the urge to document it in the form of a story map. Last summer my family and I spent a week on the Isle of Arran in western Scotland. It took … Continue reading

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How to submit your story map to the Story Maps Gallery

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The Story Maps Gallery is a curated showcase of some of the best story maps created by Esri and the user community. It features examples of good storytelling, creativity, and innovation from other story map authors. It’s a great place … Continue reading

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Making “The Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King” Story Map

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In recognition of the theme of the 2017 Geography Awareness Week—the geography of civil rights movements—and because I wanted to further experiment with what our Story Maps team calls “cartobiographies”—we recently compiled a story on the life of Dr. Martin … Continue reading

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Making the “New UNESCO World Heritage Sites” Story Map

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What are the most culturally, historically, and scientifically significant places on earth? It’s a difficult, if not impossible, question to answer. But for the past 45 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—commonly known as UNESCO—has striven to … Continue reading

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Making the “Thirteen Spooky Halloween Haunts” story map

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We on the Story Maps team tend toward the idealistic; thus, many of the stories we produce have to do with important issues and events. But once in a while we like to take a break and do something blatantly … Continue reading

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