Use map/feature layer for navigation over the whole StoryMap, across content blocks

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11-16-2022 08:18 AM
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Thomas1
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It sould be possible use map/feature layer for navigation over the whole StoryMap, across content blocks.

For example you have an overview map with all the locations you want to present in the StoryMap, symbolized in different categories. It should be possible to link each location to the its content anywhere in the StoryMap, across content blocks, each category having it own chapter. In each chapter you can have a sidecar block or guided tour presenting the location, with map showing locations for the actual type (with the same symbology as in the main map).

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PeterKnoop

@Thomas1 you may be looking for more than this, however, we accomplish what I believe you are describing using the section link feature.

We create a heading (or subheading) for each place in a story to which we want a link that folks can follow from an overview map.

The feature layer in the overview map includes an attribute in which we store the appropriate heading link URL for the feature. We configure the pop-up to include a "More info" link using that URL. (If you want to avoid opening each link in a new tab, then use the code editor to add target="_self" to the <a> tag.)

We also often add a "Back to overview map" button at the end of each section, which links to the URL of a section heading we placed just above the overview map at the top of the story.

Thomas1

@PeterKnoop Good idea, I will try this out. Thanks!