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What is a Story Map?

Esri Story Maps is a new product developed by Esri Industry. The product was created to provide a new format for users to display and tell their story in a spatial way. It lets you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story.

 

How to Make a Story Map?

1. Create and log in your ArcGIS Online Account at https://www.arcgis.com/home/index.html. Texas A&M University students can use Enterprise to login in ESRI. Type tamu in the box of ArcGIS organization’s URL and press continue.

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2. After login in, select the menu button on the upper right corner, then click StoryMaps.

 

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3. After entering the stories page, it will look something like this.

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4. If you haven't created any stories with ArcGIS StoryMaps, you'll only see the Create new story box with the plus sign. Once you start working on a story, you'll be able to access it here at any time.

 

5. Start editing your StoryMaps. The new version of StoryMaps allows you to build your narratives, add images, make maps, and also move stuff around. There is step by step instruction showing you how to get started: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/cea22a609a1d4cccb8d54c650b595bc4

 

6. After you finished editing, you can preview your story to see what it will look like in published form on PCs and laptops, on tablets, and on cell phones. The Preview function is next to Publish.

 

7. When you're ready to publish, click Publish. 

 

8. When you click the Publish button, you will see sharing options. 

  • Private means it visible only to you; 
  • My organization makes it accessible to other people in your ArcGIS organization.
  • Public makes your story accessible to everyone. 
  • You can also share your story to ArcGIS groups

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Tips for Classic Story Map:

Start with a Classic StoryMap: https://storymaps-classic.arcgis.com/en/

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