What is the output format of story maps? Can they only be viewed from within ESRI or can I email a link to my story map to people who might be interested?

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03-26-2016 07:04 PM
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I want my story map to be able to be viewed by someone without having to go to an ESRI site.  I'd like to send my story map to specific people to view.  I guess I'm asking, if it is created within ESRI, how is it stored, i.e., what is the final format of the output?  

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Yes, story maps are web apps. Just like any other dataset, map, or app in the ArcGIS platform, once you share it publicly it can be accessed by anyone. So you can email the link, post the link on social media, add the link to a blog post or web page, etc.

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Which app is it for? How to Make a Story Map | Story Maps

then there is the blog Story Maps | ArcGIS Blog

and do you intend to host this somewhere?

This blog may be of use Choosing the right Story Map | ArcGIS Blog

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Hi John,

Dan has some great resources that should help answer a lot of your questions. A story map is a web mapping application that is essentially a web site. So, if your map is public, then you can email the link of the map to anyone and they can view it (otherwise, you can share it just with a group in your organization and they can view it the same way, with a web address).

(see this link for examples on sharing Share maps, scenes, and apps—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS )

For example, this is a map I found on Esri's site that is shared publicly. It is a link that I can give to others so that they can view the story map:

http://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=137a8e9e12074f73979f9407d09b5133

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Yes, story maps are web apps. Just like any other dataset, map, or app in the ArcGIS platform, once you share it publicly it can be accessed by anyone. So you can email the link, post the link on social media, add the link to a blog post or web page, etc.

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...interesting...

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