The new Storyteller user type lets anyone in your organization create beautiful, inspiring, digital narratives using your organization’s ArcGIS web maps and data for just $100 a year.
This user type lets content creators, marketers, public relations teams, writers, and anyone else in your organization use ArcGIS StoryMaps for an affordable price. Previously, this required either a Creator or a GIS Professional user type. The Storyteller user type makes ArcGIS StoryMaps stories more accessible to everyone in your organization, not just GIS users.
Staff with Storyteller user types can make ArcGIS StoryMaps stories that leverage the web maps, web scenes, apps, and other content created by others in your organization and shared on ArcGIS Online. With the builder in ArcGIS StoryMaps, they can add media blocks that add videos, photos, and text as part of a compelling and interactive narrative that’s easy to publish and share. They can use free public content from the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. With express maps, they can quickly design interactive maps with points, pop-ups, and arrows. Stories made with the Storyteller user type can be shared publicly, shared only within your organization, or not shared at all.
The Storyteller user type leverages existing ArcGIS content, so someone in the organization must have a Creator or GIS Professional user type to create that content, since the Storyteller user type does not allow creation of content with ArcGIS Online or other ArcGIS apps or products. Also, the classic Esri Story Maps templates, such as Cascade, Map Tour, or Map Journal cannot be accessed with the Storyteller user type. The Storyteller user type is available now and can easily be added to an ArcGIS Online organizational account by visiting the ArcGIS StoryMaps pricing page.