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Creating Innovative Story Maps while Inspiring New Storytellers

In this interview, see how Amanda Huber uses story maps to communicate creatively, compelling others to follow her lead.

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Two Interns’ Experience with ArcGIS StoryMaps, Plus Their Advice for Students and Educators

In this storyteller QA, Blue Raster interns discuss their work with ArcGIS StoryMaps and offer advice for using story maps in the classroom.

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Not Too Short, Not Too Long: Explaining our Mission with a Perfectly Sized Story Map

American Prairie Reserve needed a story map that intrigued without overwhelming. Here's how they found the perfect length for their content.

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On the Beach and Beyond: Exploring D-Day through 4 Veterans’ Stories

Following the lives of four men before, during, and after D-Day helped the Library of Congress share a new perspective on the infamous invasion.

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From Here to There: Mapping a Better Route from the Shire to Mount Doom

In an advanced GIS course, college students used ArcGIS analysis tools and Story Maps to assess the efficiency of Frodo's journey.

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Telling a Travel Story: Putting Together a Virtual Tour of Harriet Jacobs’ Memoir

Historical media, interactive maps, and customized formatting bring to life a narrative of desperation, perseverance, and liberation.

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Bringing 120 Years of Planning Alive with an Immersive, Guided Experience

Using immersive sections in Story Map Cascade to build engaging content—all a reader has to do is scroll.

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Celebrating the Grand Canyon with Story Maps

The Grand Canyon Trust wanted to do something special to celebrate the national park's centennial. Story Map Journal helped them pull it off.

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3 Ways to Give Your Advocacy Story Map More Reach

Sailors know sailing with the wind and tide gets them further with less effort. Adopt a similar mentality and get your story maps more views.

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