I’ve featured a selection of story maps in previous issues — they’re a great way to use maps and spatial visualisation alongside text to help communicate a story. Think of them as fancy blog posts. What I haven’t featured yet is that Esri recently released the new version of their StoryMaps functionality, and it looks pretty amazing.

The new ArcGIS StoryMaps has arrived, marking a new era in digital storytelling
With the general availability of ArcGIS StoryMaps, we on the StoryMaps team are eagerly forging ahead into future of storytelling. We invite you to join us!