We've already blogged about the excellent Portfolio Instant App and how it's a great way to update your classic Map Series binders, but we wanted to bring your attention to Portfolio again because it just added a lot of new capabilities in the March 2022 ArcGIS Online release.
This week, the StoryMaps team published our largest update to our documentation since the launch of ArcGIS StoryMaps. Several of the additions are focused on ArcGIS Enterprise customers and helping answer some of their common questions.
Esri Training is eager to announce that a brand-new Creating Stories with ArcGIS course is now available. The hands-on course is designed to help you discover the power of visual storytelling using ArcGIS StoryMaps. Read this article to learn more about the two-day course.
The 2.0 version of the ArcGIS API for Python has been released, and it contains a new module for working with ArcGIS StoryMaps.
Using the new module you can create and edit stories programmatically, and this opens up a whole range of possibilities. This capability can be useful if you need to make regular updates to information in a story. You could use a python script to replace images of charts, pieces of text (such as status references, data numbers, etc), or even web maps with the latest versions. You could also use python to generate a set of similar stories using different content; for example, a report for every municipality in a state or county.
The StoryMaps team has published a story with a series of videos that may be helpful for members of the community looking for guidance when recreating experiences similar to those offered by the classic Esri Story Maps templates.
When you share the link for a private StoryMap, it's not always clear to the recipient which account they need to log in with to gain access to it. In many cases, this is not an issue; however, this can present a challenge for people with multiple ArcGIS Online accounts or who are members of organizations that use only enterprise logins.
This article describes how you can share a story with an organization-specific link to help improve the experience in these situations.
The classic storytelling templates went into extended support in September 2021. As a result of this transition, the classic Esri Story Maps website, which includes information and resources for working with Esri's classic storytelling templates, will no longer be maintained. In a few months, we will begin the retirement of the classic website. Read this article for more details.