Category: Story Maps

Using Flickr photos in a Story Map Tour

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Story Map Tour is among the most popular story maps, ideal when you want to present a linear, place-based narrative featuring images or videos. Each “story point” in the narrative is geo-located. Viewers have the option of clicking sequentially through … Continue reading

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Apps that showcase your maps

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Configurable app templates and Story Maps are a great way to share your web maps with others. Many of these templates offer tools and capabilities targeted towards specific uses and workflows, and all offer configurable options that don’t require any coding. But sometimes you’ve … Continue reading

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Smooshing Layers Together for Normalized Maps

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If you orbit anywhere near GIS, you probably saw the seminal cultural comment on non-normalized mapping from the one and only Randall Munroe. If you are a cartographer, you probably took it to heart and gave it a gleeful barbaric … Continue reading

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Replacing the Sample Atlas Application

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In 2012 Esri released a sample application for building a thematic atlas online, and it proved to be popular with many of you who want users to be able to explore your maps easily and intuitively. It performed a useful … Continue reading

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Adding links to sections in Story Map Journal

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Story Map Journal is one of the more popular Story Map apps, ideal for creating multimedia stories that combine text, maps, images, and video. It’s a good choice when you have lots of text or a rich array of content. … Continue reading

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Add images from your local drives to your Story Maps

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Story Maps use photos and images that are stored at URL-based locations (a web address). Photos and images you want to use can be stored on your own servers, or using Flickr, Google, and other online repositories. There are currently … Continue reading

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Using Story Map autoplay mode

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Story Maps normally require user interaction; the viewer must click or scroll to advance to the next section, entry, or tour point. But many Story Maps support autoplay mode, where the story advances automatically, and loops when finished. Autoplay mode … Continue reading

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What’s New in Story Maps (December 2016)

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Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content, making it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. ArcGIS Online has been updated with new capabilities for hosted web … Continue reading

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What’s New in ArcGIS Online (December 2016)

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ArcGIS Online has just been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This release includes updates and new capabilities for hosted web layers, configurable apps, apps for field and office, administration, accounts, and much more. For additional details see … Continue reading

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Tips for embedding Cascade story maps on your website

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Embedding story maps on your website is one of the best ways to showcase your work and ensure it reaches your intended audience. We’ve already provided lots of helpful tips that apply to embedding any story map in a website, but … Continue reading

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