Telling Your Story with Story Maps: Modern Short Course

4 GISP Credit Hours

Course Modules
  • MODULE 1: Introduction to StoryMaps: Classic vs Modern
  • MODULE 2: ArcGIS StoryMap Basics and Design
  • MODULE 3: Add and Configure Content Blocks
  • MODULE 4: Add and Configure a Dynamic Express Map
  • MODULE 5: Manage Your ArcGIS Stories and Create Collections

Learn how to use your creativity to harness the power of imagery, maps, text, and other media to help tell your story in a unique and interactive style using ArcGIS StoryMaps.

This half-day course focuses on the new ArcGIS StoryMaps, highlighting how it is different from Classic StoryMaps and detailing its advanced capabilities. You will learn how to create a story from a quick start template and explore the list of well-refined themes and content blocks that can be used to customize and design your Story.

The course will dive into the creation of dynamic Express Maps from the ArcGIS StoryMap Builder and how to share and manage your stories after they have been published. In addition, you will learn how to create collections to group your items together which will allow you to share or present them as a cohesive and navigable set of items.

This course is intended for beginner students who may have some knowledge of ArcGIS Online and are looking to expand on their understanding of how to create interactive, online applications. No scripting skills necessary.

Students need to have their own computer hardware and either a free public AGOL account, a Storyteller license, or an ArcGIS Online Creator user-type or higher with a valid login.

Live Online Classes

March 18th

In Person Classes

None at this time.




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Our self-paced classes are delivered through our online training platform. You will be emailed instructions for creating a login and activating your course. All lectures are pre-recorded so you can progress through the course at your own pace. The same applies to the exercise. The course does not have an expiration date.

Don’t want to purchase online? You can also register for classes using our registration form.

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