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Story Maps

How to create, edit, and publish Story Maps


The Five Principles of Effective Storytelling

Basic guidelines to keep in mind before creating any story map.

How to Make a Story Map

A quick-start guide for story map creation.

Get Started with ArcGIS Online​

From the Learn ArcGIS website, this free tutorial includes 5 lessons that introduce you to creating maps in ArcGIS Online.

Esri Story Maps Blog

Includes tips and troubleshooting for story map creators. Posts are written by Esri staff, and cover a wide range of issues that you may encounter during story map creation.

Story Maps Produced by the University of Illinois

Mapping History at the University of Illinois

Interactive maps and story maps created for the Mapping History at the University of Illinois project, conducted for the University's 150th anniversary.