ArcGIS StoryMaps provides two major layouts for the map tour content block: Guided Tour and Explorer Tour. You can use the quick start options in StoryMaps to automatically add a guided tour or explorer tour content block to your story map or you can add it later in the story maps builder.
When you design a guided tour, each location on your tour will have its own slide and customization options. On the left-hand side of the guided tour block, you can add content to the following fields:
Click the Ellipses (...) at the bottom of the Guided Tour block if you want to change your layout from a Guided Tour to an Explorer Tour, change the numbering of your tour points, duplicate or delete your tour block.
Click the Plus Icon (+) at the lower right-hand side of the Guided tour block to add a new slide to your tour. Each stop on your guided tour will have its own slide.
Click the Map Options button at the upper-right side of your Guided Tour block to further customize your guided tour. The Map Options menu is where you'll enable some key features for your guided tour, including the option for users to use GPS on their devices to see where they're located in relation to your tour points.
The Map Options menu for the Guided Tour block lets you configure the following settings:
You can also use the Map Options menu to change your guided tour's basemap (background reference map), point color, and initial zoom level. You will want to select a basemap and point color that effectively showcase your data. Think about what information will be helpful for viewers of your guided tour (e.g., a basemap with place names, a tour point color that has a high enough contrast so it's easy for viewers to see on the map) and what information isn't important. You can select a basemap from the StoryMaps basemap gallery, ArcGIS Online, or Esri Living Atlas of the World.