New ArcGIS User Type Tailored to Storytellers

Human brains crave great stories. That’s one of the reasons why most consumers want to internalize digital content in the form of a story.

Esri’s next generation ArcGIS StoryMaps app is the best way to create beautiful digital narratives using ArcGIS web maps and app content. To this end, Esri launched a new user type, Storyteller, earlier this year to accompany the six other ArcGIS user types.

An illustration of a woman holding a book, surrounded by screenshots of maps, videos, and stories made with ArcGIS StoryMaps
Esri’s new Storyteller user type.

For just $100 per year, those with the Storyteller user type license can access ArcGIS StoryMaps. This is ideal for people who only want to create StoryMaps stories—for example, marketing and communications professionals, public relations teams, and any other people in an ArcGIS organization who tell stories.

Storytellers can embed shared organizational content that’s been created in ArcGIS Online into their stories. They cannot, however, create their own content with ArcGIS Online or any other ArcGIS apps or products. Esri’s classic story maps templates—such as Esri Story Maps Cascade, Story Maps Tour, and Story Maps Journal—cannot be accessed with the Storyteller user type license, either. As with the content produced by other user types, stories made with the Storyteller user type can be published and shared publicly, shared only within an organization, or not shared at all.

Those who want to purchase the Storyteller user type license must have an existing ArcGIS Online organizational account. Those who already have the Creator user type license can add as many Storyteller user types as they’d like to their accounts, either through the Esri Store or Esri Customer Service.

Six illustrations of each user type, showing a person in the middle surrounded by representations of the GIS-based ideas, software, and apps they can use
The six other user types offered by Esri, from left to right, top to bottom: Creator, Viewer, GIS Professional, Editor, Field Worker, and Insights Analyst.

Since the Storyteller user type is a more affordable way to access ArcGIS StoryMaps, many content creators in an organization should find it useful for inspiring audiences around the world.

Get more information on ArcGIS StoryMaps.