External configuring of storymap popups

Idea created by jan.benson_noaa on Mar 3, 2020
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    • jan.benson_noaa

    I tried creating one of the new storymaps, but stopped when the configuring required the layer attributes to hold the information for configuring popups.  With the series storymap (tab) design I could publish the basic layers and let someone else without GIS experience build the storymap.  For example, I publish the map, but the communications group configures it to meet their needs.  I don't have the content, nor do I have the needs defined for their use.  I can't know that as I am in different headspace.  This means I cannot use the new Esri storymap template.  I will going back to the classic map which is very unfortunate as I am retiring at the end of the year.  I wanted to show non-gis staff how they could make storymaps.  Unfortunately what I show them will be obsolete in a few years.  I find this new interface design feature a  serious failure in the new storymaps.  There needs to be a way to configure popups without being limited to the layer attributes.  Because urls can change, it is easier to edit a storymap than to change an attribute item and republish the layers.