Category: Story Maps

Showing Time in Story Maps


Time is a theme that appears in many stories. For instance, some interesting story maps that include time show tracking the spread of diseases like Zika or white nose syndrome (which affects bats), finding patterns in where and when car … Continue reading

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Happy Maps


World Happiness Report  Every year, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network releases a measure of happiness for surveyed countries, then performs a statistical regression to estimate what factors might drive a sense of happiness up or down. It’s called the … Continue reading

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Ten ways to improve your chances of winning the Esri Storytelling With Maps Contest


The Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest is open for entries. Here are some quick tips from the Esri Story Maps team for how to make the best impression with your story map, not just with the contest judges but, more … Continue reading

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A Simple Checklist for Nominating Your Maps and Apps into the Living Atlas

The Living Atlas of the World

This checklist provides an easy guide for nominating your maps, apps, and data into the Living Atlas of the World. This places your content among the best of ArcGIS Online, making users more likely to choose your authoritative contributions.

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Launch a Story Map at a specific place


Story Maps are designed for storytelling, and typically stories are enjoyed as authored; following along from intro to epilogue. But there are some story maps that are more like collections of short stories, and other cases where you might want … Continue reading

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Launch a Story Map Series at a specific entry


Story Map Series is a very useful story map template, ideal for presenting a series of maps and media sequentially using several different layout options: tabs, numbered bullets, or an expandable side accordion. Examples include Protecting Idaho’s Waters, Fast Food Nation, and … Continue reading

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Launch a Story Map Journal at a specific section


Story Map Journal is a very popular and versatile story map template, ideal for when you want to combine text with maps and other media. Examples include Mountains of Fire, Atlas for a Changing Planet, and many more found on the … Continue reading

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Launch a Story Map Tour at a specific tour stop


Story Map Tour is one of the more popular Esri story map templates. It’s useful when you want to present a set of photos or videos along with captions, linked to an interactive map. It’s ideal for walking tours or … Continue reading

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Heat Mapping in Two Simple Steps


Smart mapping has the capability to create a map based on spatial density, without needing to run extra analysis tools. It’s a valuable method to display your data in new ways and potentially make discoveries that otherwise may have been … Continue reading

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How to Combine Color and Size Effectively in Your Maps

Smart mapping allows you to choose two attributes, and show them both within the same map. This is a valuable trick which can showcase your data in new ways, and also display relationships and patterns you might not have seen otherwise. This guide shows examples and steps for getting started with this mapping technique. To follow the detailed version of this guide interactively, visit this story map. Continue reading

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