What’s New in Story Maps (November 2015)

Story Maps enable you to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. They combine web maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia using an interactive builder; choose from a variety of configurable apps.

Story Maps were recently updated, coinciding with the November 2015 ArcGIS Online release. The following is a compilation of new features and enhancements.

Create Story

Create Story is the quickest and easiest way to author your story. Pick an App from the gallery, or Ask the Pros for a suggestion to meet your story needs. Create Story can be found in several places; on the main Story Maps home, on the Apps page, and also on My Stories. Open any of those locations and look for the Create Story button. See Using Create Story to choose a story map for more information.

Create and edit web maps as you build your story map

You can now create and edit web maps while in builder mode for Story Map Journal and Story Map Series. You can open the map viewer directly within builder mode to author maps for your story. This capability streamlines story map authoring and eliminates the need to author all web maps in advance, also providing easier access and control of your story’s content.

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