Skip to Main Content

StoryMaps: Design a Dynamic and Spatially-Driven Narrative

StoryMaps Layout Examples

Use this graphic to decide which template option to choose when creating your StoryMap. Some key points to remember:

  • Build Your Own is the most flexible, and it can be used to create a Sidecar or Tour
  • Integrating wide frame textboxes and images are possible with any template
  • Build Your Own is the only way to include lines/polygons via the integrated Express Maps feature
  • You can't feed data layers into the StoryMaps mapping interface. You can, however, create a map using ArcGIS Online, save it to your Content, and add it to your StoryMap (tutorial coming soon!)

Graphic showing the differences between the various StoryMaps layouts and which options the user should pick to achieve them.