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ArcGIS StoryMaps

Interactive digital storytelling tool


StoryMaps is an application within ArcGIS, a geographic information system software from Esri, with numerous functions and applications.  You have free access to it via ArcGIS Online as an Oxy student, faculty, or staff!

What is StoryMaps?

StoryMaps is a digital storytelling tool that uses text, maps, embedded content, multimedia, and more to create an interactive narrative that can illustrate the results of a research project, present a historical chronology, function as an interactive exhibit, or provide geographic context to any project.  Once created, a StoryMap can have different levels of privacy (you alone, your organization, or everyone) and it can be shared on socal media or via embed codes or links.

How do I get started?

  • Contact us via email at so that we can set up account for you!  All we need is your name and Oxy email address. 
    • Once we create an account for you, you will receive an email from ArcGIS Notifications.  You will be assigned a username that you will use to sign into ArcGIS Online.  Click the link in the email and you will be redirected to a page where you will create a password.  
  • If you already have an account at Oxy, then you can just log in at the Esri ArcGIS login page.

Take a look at what StoryMaps can do!