Tag: Story Map Journal

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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Showing Time in Story Maps

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

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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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Launch a Story Map Journal at a specific section

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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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Insights tip: Share your analysis using Story Maps

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Insights for ArcGIS is a great product to use when you need to do analysis, but sometimes just doing the analysis isn’t enough.  Communicating your results with clients and colleagues is often required, and one of the best ways to … Continue reading

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Adding a map to the side panel in Story Map Journal or Series

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Anyone who has created a Story Map Journal or Story Map Series knows that a web map can be used in the main stage, but this post covers another way to use maps in these types of stories — adding … Continue reading

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