Story maps are a combination of Web maps and ready-to-use Web application templates and text that are used to tell a story. In this tutorial, you will create an empty Map Tour that you will be able to populate using a wizard.
By completing this tutorial, you will become comfortable with the following GIS skills:
Story maps use text, multimedia content and interactive functions added to a Web map to tell a story. Some examples of where a story map might be suitable are historical events, world events, places visited, damage caused by natural disasters, etc. To create a map tour in builder mode, you will need to follow these steps:
Save and share a Web map
Choose and publish the Web application template Map Tour
Configure the story map and share it with everyone and/or a group.
The Map Tour Web app template is used to guide users through a story map in an interactive viewer. It features an interactive map, a photo/video and text panel, and a thumbnail carousel. In this section, you will create a Web map, and add content to it in the Map Tour.
Zoom into the Cawthra Woods then save your Web map.
Search for Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School.
Click the CREATE WEB APP button. Enter a Title and then add Tags and a Summary.
Configure your story map.
In the “Where are your images or videos?” Screen, choose “I need to upload my images.”
Click CREATE THE LAYER on the next screen.
Select the Add button at the bottom of the page.
Upload your image. Add the required information: Media, Information and Location to add a new point to your map tour. To find the location of your point, you can either zoom to it or search by address.
Click on Add tour point when the information is ready to be added.
Continue adding images.
Click on the Organize tab to delete or change the order of your tour points.
Click Save at the top of the screen.
Editing your Map Tour
You can make changes to text by selecting the icon .
You can also make changes to the media and image.
Changing your application settings
Click on Settings to make changes to the application settings.
Many stories can be told through different types of story maps. In this tutorial, you have created a Map Tour story map. Visit the story maps gallery from Esri Inc to explore the world of story maps http://storymaps.arcgis.com.
If you want to learn more about how to make customized story maps and collecting your own data, check out the Introduction to Story Maps tutorial: http://www.esri.ca/en/content/introduction-story-maps-0.