I apologize that you've had to wait for this feature, but a significant overhaul of Map Tour is on our schedule for the second half of 2016. We plan to address as many feature requests as we can during that work, and this one is high on our list.
We are also planning to release an update to Story Map Shortlist that will be available as a hosted app on ArcGIS Online by June, so that app may fit your needs as well.
Just to confirm, you have found this setting where you can set the zoom level for all the points, right?
has the ability to zoom to a particular point in the tour been added? It does not seem like it from my experience. this enhancement is almost 2 years old so it would be nice to actually have something like this available-- it does not do my users much good to have to then zoom to an area themselves.
I basically want to show a bunch of locations (zoomed in) with some nice media and descriptive text for each location, but each story map template I try has almost the functionality I want but not quite everything....any suggestions? I like the countdown but want to use my own feature service. i like the tour but want to zoom, and i like the journal but like the other point-based apps. I'd love to have something that did all of the above but as with most Esri templates, you get very inconsistent functionality and have to sacrifice something (non developer here like a majority of users). thanks
Thank you Owen. yes I saw the zoom levels, but you would still have to sacrifice something (too zoomed or not zoomed enough) setting this, correct?
2016 sounds like a good year for story maps but 2nd half is a long ways away. My needs to show data are immediate however so I suppose I will be making more workarounds as usual.
I am looking at shortlist and countdown and playlist (think that is different) as well but am not thrilled about some of their limitations (such as the CSV requirement). I think the countdown could suit my needs-- but it cannot use a hosted service, right?
I always fall back to the story map journal but I would like to give users more variety and show projects in a way that is best suited for our audiences.
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