William Hackney

Will (he/him) is a Content Specialist on the StoryMaps editorial team. A yinzer born and bred, he is an aficionado of two-lane road trips, Minor League Baseball, malt-forward beer, or any combination thereof.

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Unearthing the story in a mountain of data

Learn some strategies to find the right threads to pull in big data sets that will lead to a compelling story.

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Boost your map tour experience with countdowns, 3D globes, and more

Map tour is one of the most popular blocks in ArcGIS StoryMaps; learn about new creative ways to use it in your stories.

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Your guide to the 2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps competition judging criteria

Thinking about entering the 2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps competition? Learn about what the judges will be looking for as you craft your data story.

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Using a personal lens to make data relatable

Data helps us understand the world, but relating it to a wide audience can be a challenge. Thinking smaller can help you tell data stories.

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Turning a big dataset into a great story with ArcGIS StoryMaps

A look at some of the cartographic storytelling techniques in ArcGIS StoryMaps that can pull an engaging narrative out of big data.

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Want to reach a global audience? Consider translating your stories

Some thought processes and considerations that go into translating ArcGIS StoryMaps content to reach a broader audience.

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Federal agencies are using ArcGIS StoryMaps to make an impact

See some examples of how U.S. federal government agencies are using ArcGIS StoryMaps to achieve their goals and reach their constituents.

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Quick tips for mastering the ArcGIS StoryMaps builder

Step up your ArcGIS StoryMaps game with little tricks that make a big difference.

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Add another dimension to your stories with heading links

Learn about the ability to link directly to sections of a story in ArcGIS StoryMaps.

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