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Using Story Maps to Inform and Inspire Your Audience

Explore a Map of Story Maps   Story MapsStory maps combine interactive maps and multimedia content into elegant user experiences. They make it easy for you to harness the power of maps to tell your stories. 

Browse a selection of story maps created by the story-telling community and by Esri. You can filter the gallery by app, topic and author, or explore an interactive map of location-specific story maps created by Esri and the community.

Story maps use geography as a means of organizing and presenting information. They tell the story of a place, event, issue, trend, or pattern in a geographic context. They combine interactive maps with other rich content – text, photos, video, and audio – within user experiences that are basic and intuitive.

Story maps are lightweight, open-source web applications. They combine web maps created using ArcGIS Online, Esri’s cloud-based mapping system, with multimedia content – text, photos, video, and audio – to let you tell stories about the world. Start by browsing our list of applications to choose what type of story you want to tell.

Browse the Story Map Apps