Creating Stories with ArcGIS

Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

Visual storytelling made easy.

ArcGIS StoryMaps stories have achieved mass appeal as a medium to inform the public, share project results, engage stakeholders, and inspire an audience. This course—for anyone that wants to share information in an interactive, highly engaging manner—teaches the concepts, best practices, and decisions that need to be made when creating and sharing a story using ArcGIS StoryMaps.

Course details






2 days




Apps Course

CPD points


Esri Indonesia will provide the following software to use during class:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS StoryMaps

Are there any prerequisites?

  • Publisher or Administrator role in an ArcGIS Online for Organization
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS Online and web maps is recommended but not required

What skills will I learn?

  • Design a story based on your purpose and audience.
  • Add web maps, images, multimedia, and text to create a compelling, cohesive narrative.
  • Apply a design theme to customize and enhance a story’s visual appeal.
  • Publish and share a story with the public or members of your ArcGIS organization.

What can I expect?

  • 1. Exploring stories
    • What is a story?
    • Effective storytelling principles
    • Identify storytelling principles
    • Discovering your story
  • 2. Creating stories
    • Story creation workflow
    • Story planning
    • ArcGIS StoryMaps components
    • Exercise 2: Create an informative story
  • 3. Using media in your story
    • Types of multimedia
    • Multimedia considerations
    • Exercise 3A: Create a story using media
    • Types of embed content
    • Display options for embed content
    • Exercise 3B: Add external content to a story
  • 4. Using maps in your story
    • Identify dynamic and static map options
    • Questions to determine map type
    • Which map for this story?
    • Prepare interactive maps for a story
    • Exercise 4: Create a story with maps
  • 5. Creating interactive stories
    • Interactive story blocks
    • Map choreography
    • Examine map actions
    • Adding a sidecar
    • Exercise 5A: Add interactivity to a story
    • Map tour options
    • Exercise 5B: Add a map tour to a story
  • 6. Customizing a story with themes
    • Story themes
    • Custom themes
    • Creating a custom theme
    • Exercise 6: Apply a custom theme
  • 7. Preparing to share your story
    • Story publication workflow
    • Is your story ready to share?
    • Consider the user experience
    • Story navigation Improving the quality of your story
  • 8. Presenting your story
    • Sharing your story
    • Which sharing option?
    • Promoting your story
    • Exercise 8: Sharing your story
  • 9. Organizing your stories
    • ArcGIS StoryMaps collections
    • Collection layout options
    • Exercise 9: Create an ArcGIS StoryMaps collection
  • 10. Telling an effective story
    • Identify best practices for an effective story
    • Story creation workflow
    • Plan an effective story
    • Exercise 10: Create an effective story