Allen Carroll
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Allen founded the story maps team at Esri. Prior to joining Esri in 2010, he worked at National Geographic for 27 years in a variety of positions, including art director of National Geographic Magazine and chief cartographer at National Geographic Maps.

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Exploring six options for presenting tours in ArcGIS StoryMaps

The guided tour, sidecar, and slideshow immersives in ArcGIS StoryMaps can all be used to present sequential, place-based narratives.

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Making smart type choices for ArcGIS StoryMaps

A guide to making wise font choices for your ArcGIS StoryMaps

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These ArcGIS StoryMaps collections will inspire you

ArcGIS StoryMap collections can serve a variety of purposes. Exploring collections reveals some interesting patterns and techniques.

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Tips on using the ArcGIS StoryMaps theme builder

Advice on choosing colors, fonts, and other items for your ArcGIS StoryMaps

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Making the most of immersives

ArcGIS StoryMaps' immersive blocks present loads of opportunities for creative storytelling.

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Adding layers of meaning to a travelogue

The content riches of ArcGIS Online can add depth and context to your stories.

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Out of Eden: walking, mapping, and learning with Paul Salopek

Esri collaborates on a series of ArcGIS StoryMaps with master storyteller and "slow journalist" Paul Salopek, a National Geographic explorer.

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#TakeMeBack: Share your special place with a story map

We're challenging the story maps community to create stories about places that are special, as therapy for cabin fever in this time of COVID-19.

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Telling the COVID-19 GIS story

Some reflections on the response by the GIS community to the COVID-19 crisis after publishing a story map.

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