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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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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Announcing the winners of the 2019 StoryMapper of the Year competition

Announcing, and describing, the winner and finalists in the 2019 StoryMapper of the Year Competition

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Recreating a classic story with ArcGIS StoryMaps

How to create a story using ArcGIS StoryMaps that was previously published using the classic apps

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The pleasures of 3D storytelling with ArcGIS StoryMaps

A virtual tour of Manhattan history offers lessons and insights about creating narratives in 3D

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