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ArcGIS StoryMaps

Inform and inspire with digital storytelling

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Harness the power of maps to tell engaging stories

Use ArcGIS StoryMaps to combine maps, 3D scenes, embedded content, multimedia, and more into an interactive narrative that can create awareness, influence opinion, and affect change. The easy-to-use builder helps you create digital stories and presentations called briefings that incorporate your dynamic geographic information system (GIS) work and external content. Stories and briefings can be organized into collections and customized with themes. 

Storytelling with maps has never been easier

Demonstrate the impact of location-specific connections with digital stories and slides that put your dynamic maps and data front and center.

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Simple mapmaking

Express maps, unique to ArcGIS StoryMaps, enable you to create custom maps that are artful and informative. Design your own interactive express map in minutes and add points, pop-ups, and arrows to enhance your stories and briefings. Your readers can interact with an express map without leaving your story or presentation.

You can also use your existing ArcGIS web maps and web scenes, create a new map using Esri demographic and lifestyle data, or choose from a curated collection of ready-to-use maps from the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. 

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Digital storytelling on your terms

Use a flexible, easy-to-use builder to weave together maps, 3D scenes, embedded content, video, photos, text, audio, and more into a digital story or presentation. With advanced image editing, you can crop, resize, and adjust your images right from the builder. Tell your story and make an impact on your audience, wherever they are.

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Incorporate stylish, modern designs

The art of storytelling is at your fingertips. Transform the look and feel of your stories, briefings, and collections with the click of a button. Choose from a selection of beautiful, pre-designed themes, or create your own to capture your brand.

Select a theme that fits your narrative or presentation best—there is no need to style each element individually. Impress your audience with polished, professional-looking content that demonstrates your storytelling skills.

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Reach your audience, wherever they are

Increase your visibility and influence in your organization. Publish stories and briefings as a standalone narrative or in a collection. Share ArcGIS StoryMaps content with stakeholders via a link, embed it within your website, and circulate it across social platforms using built-in tools. Understand the impact of your digital storytelling with analytics that give you clear insights into your audience and how they are engaging with your content.

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Get inspired

Discover our curated selection of digital narratives.

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Included with the ArcGIS system

ArcGIS StoryMaps is part of the ArcGIS system, which means you can immediately leverage your ArcGIS content, including maps, 3D scenes, and other apps, to create digital stories and presentations. You can access ArcGIS StoryMaps by purchasing user type licenses for either ArcGIS Enterprise or ArcGIS Online. If you already have an ArcGIS account, you can simply sign in to get started.

ArcGIS Enterprise

ArcGIS Enterprise

ArcGIS StoryMaps is included with ArcGIS Enterprise, a complete software system for all your geospatial needs behind your firewall or in the cloud.

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ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS StoryMaps is included with ArcGIS Online, a secure mapping and spatial analysis software as a service (SaaS) platform that empowers your organization to unlock geospatial insights.

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