Allen Carroll

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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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 new 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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Employing, and enjoying, sidecar’s docked and floating panel layouts

Sidecar, one of the immersive blocks in ArcGIS StoryMaps, now features two layouts. Here are some thoughts about how best to utilize them.

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Organizing by location—twice

Double georeferencing—locating items within a museum or zoo as well as their place or area of origin—provides opportunities for storytelling.

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