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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

A guide to tools, data resources, and training for GIS at the Library

Esri StoryMaps

StoryMaps is a multimedia web content platform hosted by Esri’s ArcGIS Online. StoryMaps are designed to work with the map content of ArcGIS Online, but you can also create a StoryMap without any maps at all. The site will allow you to create an interactive website with text, images and video clips (as well as custom maps). The StoryMaps tool is available to anyone with an ArcGIS Online Account.

You can access StoryMaps directly from the StoryMaps site if you already have an ArcGIS Online.

Or, from within ArcGIS Online, you can choose the StoryMaps option under Content > Create App.

Screenshot of Content window with Create app > Storymaps highlighed.

Getting Started with StoryMaps

There are numerous tutorials and templates to help you get started creating your StoryMap.

StoryMaps Galleries