Story Maps - Everyone has a story to tell

10-13-2016 04:06 AM
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Everyone has a story to tell. Harness the power of maps to tell your story. Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story.

Story Maps are easy to author, but to craft a truly great one you’ll likely need to put in a little extra effort. Like playing a guitar, it’s easy to learn the F, C. G, and E chords and start strumming away. But if you’re looking to become a true virtuoso, then it will take some thought, study, prep, and even practice.

The best place for information and resources that can help you author great story maps is the Story Maps website. From galleries, to featured story maps, to blog posts, tutorials, and much more, it’s your one-stop Story Map place to go. Bookmark it, it’s where you should go learn and start to build your stories.

You are ready to create your own story map? Here are 10 steps for success to consider for building awesome stories.

Finally, let's have a look at some inspiring examples. "Produced by Her" is part of our series "Story Map of the Month" and shows how discreet maps can be used to tell a story:

Another great example I really like a lot is "The Uprooted". It shows the power of story maps for media and press in particular.

"A River Reborn" finally shows how story maps can incorporate 3D maps, too.

Much more tips and tricks can be can be found in a blog series written by Bernie Szukalski‌ and others.

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Product Manager, Head of Developer & Startup Program at Esri Germany