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What’s New in the ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings App (February 2024)

Experience the enhanced capabilities of ArcGIS StoryMaps, now featuring the ability to create interactive slide-based presentations that you can take offline called briefings. Provide your audience with the meaningful context of your dynamic maps, 3D scenes, embedded content, multimedia, and more. Use the intuitive ArcGIS StoryMaps builder to quickly consolidate critical information into shareable slides. Present your briefings on the go and interact with your maps and scenes offline in the complementary ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings app.

 

What’s New in the Briefings app

The ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings app is no longer in beta and is available for Windows computers and tablets in addition to Android and iOS tablets. We invite you to explore our latest enhancements and features across all three platforms!

 

Swipe offline with images in the place of maps

Now, you have the option to display images in the place of maps in a swipe block when viewing or presenting a briefing offline. To configure a swipe block with maps for offline viewing, go to the block settings in the ArcGIS StoryMaps briefings builder. When the briefing is downloaded to the Briefings app and viewed offline, the images you upload will be displayed instead of maps.

 

Configure the date on your cover slide

Choose to include a date on the first slide of your briefing from the settings menu. You can select the date to be added from four options: the original publication date, the date the briefing was last updated, the current date, or you can choose not to include any date at all.

 

A more flexible table of contents

You can now have a different slide name in the table of contents of a briefing from the slide title. By default, the slide title will be displayed as the slide name in the table of contents. If no title is entered on the slide or the selected slide has a layout without a title, such as the media-only layout, the slide number will be listed in the table of contents instead. Customize the slide name in the table of contents from the ArcGIS StoryMaps briefings builder in the slide options menu. If you have a long slide title, this update can help you improve the readability of your table of contents.

 

Download the ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings app

Take your briefings offline with the ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings app available now for Android and iOS tablets and Windows computers and tablets.

Download the briefings tablet app on the Apple App Store
Download the Briefings app on your iPad
Download the briefings tablet app on the Google Play Store
Download the Briefings app on your Android tablet
Download the briefings tablet app on the Microsoft Store
Download the Briefings app on your Windows tablet or computer

 

Stay tuned for more

We regularly release new enhancements and bug fixes to improve your experience with the Briefings app. To learn more about briefings, please review the following resources:

We encourage you to try briefings and let us know your thoughts through the in-app feedback form or in Esri Community.

About the authors

Aditya is a Product Engineer on ArcGIS AppStudio team and currently working on the new ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings Tablet App at Esri in Redlands, CA. She is a proactive GIS enthusiast and is passionate about learning technology that encourages productive collaboration and knowledge sharing.

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Leah is a Product Marketing Manager for ArcGIS Online, Esri's primary software as a service for mapping and analysis. She loves connecting customers with innovative workflows and is passionate about technology that encourages productive collaboration and information sharing.

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