The Story Map Basic℠ app is a simple map viewer with a minimalist user interface. Apart from the title bar and an optional legend, the map fills the screen. Use this app to let your map speak for itself. Your users can click features on the map to get more information in pop-ups.
Story Map Basic puts all the emphasis on your map, so it works best when your map has great cartography and tells a clear story. You'll also want to take time to configure good-looking pop-ups, which can include text, images, graphs, and so forth. Browse our gallery to see some of the creative ways storytellers are taking advantage of this app to let their maps do the talking.
Follow our step-by-step instructions to create your Basic story map. Your story map is automatically hosted on ArcGIS Online. You also have the option of downloading the app if you want to host it on your own website or web server.