Ability to duplicate Express Maps in Sidecar

01-29-2020 02:19 PM
New Contributor III

I like using Express Maps because they are clean, fast and simple to create. However, it'd be nice to have the ability to duplicate Express Maps in Sidecar because sometimes you want to include most of the same information, but just change a few things. Instead of having to recreate the Express Map from scratch, it'd be nice if all the graphic and text elements copied over with duplication. Does this sound like a practical or feasible improvement?


Thanks for this idea Andy. We are looking at this. Would you be able to provide a few more details about what aspects of the express map you'd like to change between slides?


As an example, I'm thinking about it functioning in a way similar to the "Background" and "Getting There" sections in this Story Map Cascade I made last year. In this case, I want the ability to use a express map across consecutive slides and have each the map zoom in/out as user scrolls between slides (revising/adding/removing content as needed). In other cases, I want to duplicate all the content in the express map such as boundary areas, labels, but change a route/arrow line. As it is now, I would have to start from scratch. Does that help?