Before you start
First thing first, you need to have an ArcGIS online account. And, in order to be able to share your Story Map, you should have an organizational account. Check my “Story Map Journal – Next Generation Resume” for a starter.
Create a Story Map Journal
This article walks you through the step-by-step process to create your Story Map. Using the Story Map Journal in ArcGIS online, I created my “resume” which I frequently used while applying jobs. The best part is you will never be asked if you know or have knowledge about the Story Map because you have already demonstrated you knowledge in your resume.
Besides, Story Map gives you this freedom to include images, maps, videos, and/or piece of the web content. You may choose to create Story Map Journal to write your resume, your travel diary, blogs, and many more.
You will be prompted to “Home Section” which serves as your cover page. You have options to choose Map, Image, Video, or Webpage.
- Map: This section allows you to create a new map or select a map.
- Image: Should you want an image, you can do this in following ways: upload form your device, link to flicker, or link to your website.
- Video: You can link you video to YouTube, Vimeo, or website. Make sure you have the copyright.
- Webpage: Or, you can insert your website link.
- After you chose one of these options, it will prompt you to write the description of the section. Play with it and try to make your Story Map as informative as possible.
- Save the section.
- To add section, click on Add Section at the bottom.
- Repeat this. Add as many sections as you want. But make sure not overload your Story Map.
- Once you completed adding section, click Save on the right top corner to save your Story Map.
- Once saved, your Story Map is ready to share.
- Click Share to share your Story Map. You have options to keep your story private, share within your organization, or share publicly.
Congratulations, your Story Map Journal is now operational!
Should you need to make further changes, click the Edit button you’ll see in its header.
To manage your Map Journal go to My Stories. You should be able to see all the Story Maps you have created. Chose the one you want to edit, review, check for issues, or upload thumbnails, and what-not.