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NRE/LA 355: Designing StoryMaps

NRE/LA 355: Introductory Geospatial Applications for Land Analysis, Spring 2023


  • ArcGIS StoryMaps allow you to fuse together photos, videos, text, audio, and maps to create compelling spatial narratives. Read more about getting started with ArcGIS StoryMaps here and explore the resources below.

Quick Tips for StoryMaps

When making a StoryMap here are some questions to consider: 

Why make a story? Who is your intended audience?

What content do you have already, and what content do you still need (photos, videos, audio, maps, etc.)?

Do you have any data that needs to be manipulated or cleaned so it can be incorporated? 

Does your content and data allow you to convey your overall message? If not, what can you do about it?

Does the aesthetic choices of your StoryMap — colors, fonts, symbols, etc. — complement your data to create a compelling narrative?