The Story Map Tour℠ app template is ideal when you want to present a linear, place-based narrative featuring images or videos. Each 'story point' in the tour narrative is geo-located. Your readers can click sequentially through the tour. They can also browse by interacting with the map, or using an optional thumbnail carousel.
Our gallery of Story Map Tours shows that this popular app template can be used for many purposes.
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.