Helping Hints for ArcGIS Online Competition

Discussion created by cfitzpatrick-esristaff Employee on Jan 17, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2017 by cfitzpatrick-esristaff

Entries to the ArcGIS Online Competition for US HS+MS need to be either "presentations," "web apps," or "story maps." There are various pointers to each of these, and more all the time. As I encounter more, I will add to this list, and encourage you to reply to this post with other publicly visible helping hints.



  1. Story Map on SmartMapping: How to Smart Map
  2. Discussion with examples of how to make decisions about color in a map: How to SmartMap: Color


  1. AGO Help Doc: Create presentations—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS 
  2. Good visual example in a blog: Create a Presentation With Your Map | ArcGIS Blog 
  3. Example Presentation: 

Web Apps

  1. AGO Help Doc: Create apps from maps—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS 
  2. Get Started with Apps: Getting started with Apps, from ArcGIS Online Help
  3. Web AppBuilder: Build powerful apps, from ArcGIS Online Help
  4. Example Web App:

Story Maps

  1. AGO Help Doc: Choose a configurable app—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS 
  2. Story Maps "Apps" page: Apps | Story Maps 
  3. Designing Story Maps to Change Hearts & Minds booklet:
  4. Updated collection of earlier blog post with story maps showing analysis: Esri Insider blog post by Dawn Wright
  5. Guidelines on using photos: Photo Guidelines for ArcGIS Online Maps including Story Maps 
  6. Ten Things you can do with Story Maps: Esri ArcGIS blog post by Bernie Szukalski
  7. Ten ways to improve your chances of winning a Story Map contest: Esri ArcGIS blog post by Bernie Szukalski