Tag: Story Map Journal

Embed Tweets in your Story Map Journal in 5 Easy Steps

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Have you ever been scrolling through Twitter and found yourself thinking “hey, that tweet would go great in the Map Journal I’m working on”? If this hasn’t happened, just give it time—it will. And when it does you’ll be able … 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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Print your Story Map Journal

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While Story Maps don’t currently work in offline mode, with Story Map Journal you can print its contents for use offline, create PDFs, or to add to reports and other documents. Follow these steps to print a Story Map Journal. … 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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Showcase a map using a single-section Story Map Journal

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A Story Map Journal is an ideal choice when you need lots of maps, media, and text to tell a story. But a simple, single-section Map Journal can be very effective even when you don’t. A single-section Map Journal 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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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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Producing the “Big Dams” Story Map

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Last week the Esri story maps team published “Big Dams: Boon or Bane?” featuring a gallery of the world’s largest dams. Although our team’s main role is to create and update Story Map apps for the benefit of our growing … Continue reading

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