Tag: Story Map Tip

Tip: Minimizing the UI for Scene Viewer

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In ArcGIS Online you can create interactive scenes using the Scene Viewer. A scene is symbolized 3D geospatial content that includes a multiscale basemap, a collection of 2D and 3D layers, and configurations that allow you to visualize and analyze geographic … 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 at a specific place

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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

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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

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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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Launch a Story Map Tour at a specific tour stop

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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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Add maps with scale bars to Story Maps

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When you add web maps to your story map, the scale bar is omitted. Why? The scale bar may be unneeded for your story, and the map and its context may provide all you need. Another reason is that at … 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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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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