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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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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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Choosing the right Story Map

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When you set out to create a Story Map a key decision will be – what Story Map app should I use? Most often the choice is obvious, but sometimes not. There are a number of ways to figure out … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: Story Map Cascade

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If you attended the 2015 User Conference you probably saw a demonstration of this prototype of the upcoming Story Map Cascade app during the plenary or one of the Story Maps workshops. There are several screenshots below, but to truly get a … Continue reading

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Storytelling with Maps Contest Winners

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The entries came from across the globe, and the judges wrestled with a decision. But from a vast collection of entries a few where chosen as the best Story Maps in this year’s 2014 Esri User Conference Storytelling with Maps … Continue reading

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Story Map Map Tour updates

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The popular story map map tour hosted application and downloadable source have been recently updated. The updates focus on visual changes to improve the application appearance. Changes include the following: Header fonts and text color The header fonts have been … Continue reading

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Introducing a new map tour workflow

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With recent updates and changes to the ArcGIS for Storytelling website, a new streamlined workflow was introduced for authoring Map Tour story maps. Previous workflows started by authoring a web map first, and then launching the map tour builder from … Continue reading

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Liven up your map tours using “real-time” data

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A previous post detailed how you can use live web cams (actually snapshots from live web cams) to author dynamic “real-time” story maps. These add an interesting context to any story map, and make it more relevant for telling certain … Continue reading

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Quick Step Guide: Storytelling Map Tour

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Map Tours are an easy and interesting way to combine text, media (photos and videos), and and their geographic locations using an interactive map. Map Tours can be authored and published by anyone with an ArcGIS account – whether you’re … Continue reading

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Putting Your Best Story Map Forward

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Story Maps are very popular; you can view story maps created by Esri and story maps created by the user community at the Storytelling with Maps website. By implementing a few best practices you can create a great user experience, and provide … Continue reading

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