We got into Story Maps to give our intern, Caitlin Strachan, something to do that would be a good project for her and us. We got a fantastic response to them. We were first introduced to story maps from Esri Charlotte. It is the simplest implementation of a web app available from Esri. It integrates GIS web maps with multimedia such as photos in a simple interactive browser that is great for non-technical users.
Download the template of your choice from the template gallery. We used the Storytelling Map Tour. It did not require ArcGIS Online until last week.Anything that mentions web map ID or ArcGIS Online will require you to make a web map and publish it on ArcGIS online to bring into the template.
You can use the gallery or partner page to get ideas.One of our maps is featured on the partner page.
It really is this simple.
Here are the 7 story maps we have so far.Go to live site and explain each one.
Story Map Tours – A BIG HIT!!
• Many types of Story Maps – 8 downloadable templates.• Appeal to a wide range of audiences.• Super easy to implement.• Picking a story map that doesn’t require a web map from ArcGISOnline – Now only available in older template code.• Get ideas from Partner Story Maps or Esri’s story map gallery.
http://storymaps.esri.com/templategallery/This template DID NOTrequire ArcGIS online, butnow it does.
Location CSV File• Create in Excel without ArcMap and export to CSV• Create a GIS layer with required fields, export toExcel and then to CSV
Configuration Variables• Only seven variables to change• You can add your own logo in this file
Customizations• Change logo inheader.• Remove links tofacebook andtwitter.• Add a retractableplacard(description area).• Add custom icons.• Add links withinthe descriptionfield.