Tag: Story Maps

Tips for Story Maps Production Teams

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In a previous post we shared some advice for assembling a great story maps production team that focused on skills and workflows. This post covers some specific recommendations on how to use ArcGIS Online and other technologies to support your team’s … Continue reading

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Story Maps 101

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Get Started Telling Stories that Inform, Engage, and Inspire By Allen Carroll. Storytellers often turn to maps to illuminate and contextualize their words. Maps are the visual representation of where events happen. As such, maps and stories complement each other,

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Add your organization logo and links to your story maps

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By default, all story maps include an Esri logo, with a link to the Esri website, located somewhere in the header or opening section. Also by default the text string “A story map” is included in the header, with a … 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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Depicting journeys in Story Map Cascade

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Whenever I return from a vacation I can’t resist the urge to document it in the form of a story map. Last summer my family and I spent a week on the Isle of Arran in western Scotland. It took … 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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Oral History Mapping with ArcGIS Online

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This is a guest post by Sam Raby. A freelance mapmaker, Sam created Placing Oral Histories under contract with the Esri Story Maps team.  My first attempt at creating an “oral history map” was with a project I worked on … Continue reading

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Expand What You Know: App Builders

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You’ve heard it before. You can build web apps without doing any coding. You don’t have to be a developer. You don’t have to be a designer. You don’t even have to be a map expert. So what do you … Continue reading

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The Making of the “Two Koreas” Story Map

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Public interest in North Korea is at an all-time high (or, to borrow a term from the ballistic missile lexicon, apogee), thanks in large part to the continuous flow of colorful, but frightfully bellicose, taunts from Donald Trump and Kim … Continue reading

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