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On the beach and beyond: Exploring D-Day through four 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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Three 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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Behind the scenes of Kilauea: Fountains of Fire

A Story Maps intern shares his creative process.

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