The Story Map Crowdsource℠ app template enables you to publish and manage a crowdsourced story to which anyone can contribute photos with captions. Use it to engage a specific or general audience on the subject of your choice. To contribute to your story people can sign in with their Facebook, Google, or ArcGIS account, or use a guest option. A vetting function lets you review and approve contributions.
The Story Map Crowdsource app is simple to set up and can be used to gather contributions from anyone on almost any subject, and present them in an attractive, engaging way. Browse our gallery to see how storytellers have used the app to collect photos and experiences, thoughts, or memories from people on all sorts of subjects.
Your story is automatically hosted on ArcGIS Online.
Story Map apps are open source, so you have the option to host an app on your own web server. For example, you may want to give your story a custom URL, or make styling changes beyond what is possible with our authoring tools. If you're a developer, you can get the source code on GitHub to do more advanced customization. See the introduction below for step-by-step instructions, and visit our Developers’ Corner for customization tips and ideas.