• ArcGIS Blog: Including Charts in Story Maps

    This blog post from the Story Maps team provides some tips and best practices for integrating static and interactive charts into your stories.   As a cartographer, I love maps—and if youR...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: How to Build Compelling Globe Animations for Story Maps

    A blog post from the Esri Story Maps team reviews two methods for creating rotating globe animations in ArcGIS  and ArcGIS Pro. From the blog post:   A spinning, global view of the earth is a useful me...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: Using sound in your Cascade stories

    Owen Evans writes:   If you’re familiar with Esri Story Maps you probably know how great Story Map Cascade stories can be for immersing your readers with full-screen photos and videos. ...
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  • Story Maps Developers' Corner: Fine-tuning the interactivity of embedded web content in Cascade

    Owen Evans writes...   Web content can be interactive in many ways. For example, you can click on a link to jump to another page, drag a map to move it to another location, scroll t...
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  • Story Maps Developers' Corner: Trimming videos in your Story Maps

    Owen Evans writes   Sometimes you have a video you’d like to include in a story map, but it’s too long (snoozer!) or only a portion of the video is applicable to your story. No problem—you can ...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: Tall panels in Story Map Cascade

    Owen Evans writes:   The June 2018 update to Story Map Cascade has brought a new storytelling feature that will improve your stories.   Previously there was a maximum height imposed on narrative pa...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: What's New in Story Maps (June 2018)

    Owen Evans writes:   Summer is here and that means vacations! You’ve likely got some new geotagged photos you’re looking to share with friends and family, or maybe you just have some work-related sto...
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  • Story Maps Developers' Corner: Adding links to sections in Cascade

    Guest blogger Adam Pfister writes:   The ability to add links into a Cascade that your readers can click to jump to different sections is not available in the Cascade Builder. However, it is something ...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: Migration, Visualization, and Just-Enough-ification

    John Nelson writes:     Nearly three years ago I was captivated by an NPR story about a Boy Scout who built a nesting pedestal for relocated ospreys near Detroit, Michigan. A bird that hatched from tha...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: How to use maps in Story Maps

    Owen Evans writes:   Maps are a critical component of a good story map, but there’s more to it than just dropping in a web map at the right point in your story. Using maps effectively requires effort on th...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: How videos with sound work in Cascade story maps

    Owen Evans writes   This post describes a change to how videos with sound work in Cascade story maps.   Web browsers have been implementing stricter policies on autoplaying videos with ...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: What's New in Story Maps (April 2018)

    Owen Evans writes   Spring is in the air, the cherry blossoms are blooming in Washington DC…and ArcGIS Online was recently updated with many new features and enhancements.    Rea...
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  • Story Maps Developers' Corner: Change the Color of a Cascade Header

    Jazz up the header of your story map with a splash of color.  Cooper Thomas on the Esri Story Maps team writes:   So, you want to change the color of your Cascade header. Sounds simple enough, right? ...
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  • New Story Map Lessons on the Learn ArcGIS site

    If you or your colleagues are looking for a step-by-step guide to authoring story maps with some of the most popular Story Map app templates, then here's a useful resource. The "Get Started with Story Maps" secti...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: How to add a list to a Cascade story map

    Owen Evans writes:   Several story map authors have requested that Cascade builder support the creation of lists. While the team is still looking to add this to a future release, you may be interested to know th...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: The Making of the "Kilauea: Fountains of Fire" story map

    During the summer William Speiser interned with the Esri Story Maps team. Here's his post about how he created the "Kilauea: Fountains of Fire" Story Map Cascade, posted on the ArcGIS blog by Hannah Wilber   Rea...
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  • How Many Years of Life Does A House Cost?

    The story maps team released a Story Map Cascade that shows the simple ratio of Median Home Value to Median Income, per US County. Mortgage Magnitude helps illustrate the relative affordability of middle-class home ow...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: Story Maps Make Great Travelogues

    Allen Carroll, Story Maps Program Manager, writes:   The rich mix of maps and multimedia content that story maps accommodate makes them an ideal platform for travelogues. Maps provide the geographic context, of ...
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  • Story Maps Developers' Corner: Add a Language Switcher to a Cascade Story

    Owen Evans writes:     A recent post on the ArcGIS blog describes how to publish a story map in multiple languages. That post mentioned how it’s possible to customize one of Esri’s open sou...
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  • ArcGIS Blog: Producing the “Big Dams” Story Map

    Allen Carroll, Esri Story Maps Program Manager, writes:   Last week the Esri story maps team published “Big Dams: Boon or Bane?” featuring a gallery of the world’s largest dams. Although our te...
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