Creating Story Maps with ArcGIS

Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

The ArcGIS platform allows you to create incredible maps that tell your stories in just minutes. Story maps combine web maps with text, photos, and other media to provide a rich, interactive experience. This course is for anyone that wants to communicate with maps and teaches the concepts, best practices, and decisions that need to be made when creating and sharing a story map. Thanks to their engaging user experience, story maps have achieved mass appeal as a vehicle to inform the public, engage stakeholders, and inspire an audience.

This course is for: Higher Education Educators, Higher Education Students, GIS Users, GIS Analysts, GIS Technical Leads, Map Designers who want to author story maps to inform and educate citizens, highlight project successes and issues, or share the results of their GIS work.

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Course details






1 day




Apps Course

CPD points

Safety measures for training courses

While courses in our training facility have resumed, we want to assure you that the wellbeing of our trainees and staff remains Esri Singapore’s highest priority.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, strict safety measures and guidelines as recommended by the Ministry of Health are being adhered to for all training conducted.

All computer equipment and desks are disinfected before class commences and during the lunch break, while seats are placed and marked at least 1-metre apart, in accordance with official Safe Distance Measures.

Masks are mandatory throughout training, and alcohol hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial wet wipes will be available.

Your temperature will be taken before commencement. For your safety, you will be asked to return home and see a doc if your temperature exceeds 37.5deg.

An isolation room has been prepared for trainees to rest in if they are feeling unwell and awaiting transportation.

Are there any prerequisites?

  • Publisher or Administrator role in an ArcGIS Online for Organisation

What skills will I learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Choose an appropriate story map app for your purpose and audience
  • Add web maps, images, multimedia, and text to create an engaging story map
  • Apply best practices to share and promote your story maps

What can I expect?

  • Course topics

    Exploring story maps

    • Introduction to story maps
    • How can you choose story maps?

    Choosing a story map app

    • Story map creation workflow
    • Identifying the purpose, audience, and content for your story map
    • Getting to know the story map apps
    • Compare story map apps

    Preparing and creating a story map

    • Sources of story map media
    • Image storage options
    • Using web maps in your stories
    • Create a Map Tour
    • Create a Map Series

    Reviewing your story map

    • Story map best practices
    • Critiquing a story map
    • Checking the story for issues
    • Refine your Map Tour
    • Review your story map
    • Add tags to your story map
    • Exploring story map customisations

    Sharing your story map

    • Who will use your story map and how?
    • Sharing privileges for your story map
    • Sharing and promoting story maps
    • Workflow review
    • Additional skills that would be helpful to create a story map

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