With Esri Story Maps, you can combine your maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content to create compelling, user-friendly web apps. There are several Story Map application templates you can choose from depending on the story you want to tell. For inspiration, you can find several examples in the Story Maps Gallery. (You can filter the gallery by subject and industry, or search by keyword to find story maps that match the storytelling project that you have in mind.)
One of the most popular Story Maps apps is the Story Map Tour, which you’ll use in this lesson. Today's smartphones and other GPS-enabled cameras capture (with surprisingly high accuracy) the location where each photo was taken. The geographic coordinates, called geotags, stay associated with the photos when you upload them to Flickr or another hosting environment and can be used to quickly assemble a Story Map Tour like this one in ArcGIS Online.
This lesson allows you to use your creativity to its fullest. The lesson example uses a series of photographs taken along The Strand, a 3-mile strip of beach in Los Angeles County renowned for its culture and beauty. However, don't be afraid to create your own map tour on any subject you find interesting.
|Create a Story Map Tour||Re-create a Story Map Tour of a famous Los Angeles beach or make your own tour.||1 hour|