More Story…Less Map

ESRI’s Story Map templates allow users to quickly produce and share their stories using dynamic data and interactive maps.  While including maps can be useful, some of the best story maps include more story than they do map and some contain no map at all.  Telling your story (with or without a map) has never been easier. This workshop will guide users, step-by-step, through the tools and process of creating a great story map.

Date: Friday Feb 23, 2018 10:00 am-12:00 pm


  1. Introduction
  2. Picking a template, understanding the components of the ESRI templates.
  3. Scripting a story, what makes a great story (map).
  4. Organizing digital resources and content.
    • Text
    • Links or Web Pages to embed
    • Images – local or web flickr, google etc)
    • Videos – will need to be posted to YouTube, Vimeo or Ensemble
    • Maps – optional and require some time to create
  5. Producing and sharing a story, using the ESRI wizards and tools to create and present an engaging story.

Other Resources

Examples – Things you can do with story maps

ESRI – What kind of story do you want to tell?

ESRI- How to Cascade Story Map and Video

Example – The Bare Earth

Examples – Story Map Contest 2017



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