What Kind of Story Do You Want to Tell?

Choose the web app you want to use for your story. You'll find examples and step-by-step instructions for each app below.

Sequential, Place-based Narratives

Story Map Tour℠

This app presents a sequential, place-based narrative in the form of a series of geotagged photos and captions linked to an interactive map. It’s ideal for walking tours or for a series of locations you’d like users to follow in sequence.

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Story Map Journal℠   New!

This app lets you create a compelling map-based narrative presented as a set of journal entries. It's ideal for creating multimedia stories that combine text, maps, images, and video, especially when you have lots of text or a rich array of content.

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A Curated List of Points of Interest

Story Map Shortlist℠

This app lets you present a set of places organized into a set of tabs based on themes, for example, food, hotels, and attractions. As users navigate around the map, the tabs update to show them the places in the current map extent.

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Story Map Countdown℠

This app presents a list of locations along with information about each location. The app taps a web map and its pop-ups; pop-up contents are shown in a side panel. Users can toggle the main map and a locator map back and forth.

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Story Map Playlist℠

This app gives users options to explore locations using a map and by scanning a preview list displaying titles and thumbnail images.

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Comparing Two or More Maps

Story Map Tabbed Viewer℠ (aka Text and Legend)

This app can present a single map with text and legend in a side panel. If you configure it to display two or more maps, they display via a series of tabs. If one or more of your maps is time-enabled, a time slider also appears.

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Story Map Side Accordion℠

The Side Accordion app is similar to the Tabbed Viewer but presents accompanying text for each map in a panel with numbered titles. Clicking a title changes the map and expands the panel to reveal the text.

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Story Map Swipe℠

The swipe tool displays either two separate web maps or two layers of a single web map. Users can slide the swipe tool back and forth to compare one map theme to a second, related theme.

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Story Map Spyglass℠

The Spyglass app is similar to Swipe but enables users to peer through one map to another by using a spyglass function. The app can display two layers of a single web map, or two separate web maps.

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Custom Story Map Designs

Custom

Custom story maps are developed for particular projects, and to help prototype designs that we can turn into new apps.

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= This app can be downloaded and installed on your web server.
= This app has a "builder" for easy interactive story map creation.
= This app is available hosted on ArcGIS Online.
= This app has responsive design for viewing on mobile devices.

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