Add the ArcGIS Online map viewer to your Story Map

The map viewer is the primary map authoring app in ArcGIS Online. It’s best for assembling and configuring maps, exploring data, and performing analysis. Because of these strengths, it’s not the ideal choice when you want to display a map in a Story Map. But there may be good reasons to use it. For example, if you are preparing a briefing using a Story Map and want to also show and explore maps using all the capabilities of the map viewer.

Here’s how to add the map viewer to your Story Map Series or Story Map Journal.

Story Map Series

Step 1: Author, save, and share your map.

Step 2: Open the map in the map viewer, click Share, and copy the Share link.

You can also copy the browser URL.

Step 3: Using Story Map Series builder, add a new bullet, tab, or entry and choose Web page.

Step 4: Paste the URL obtained in Step 2 into the Webpage URL input.

Step 5: Click Configure.

Step 6: Choose Stretch from the Position options (the map will not distort).

Step 7: Click Add.

Step 8: Finish authoring your Story Map Series, and save.

Story Map Journal

Step 1: Author, save, and share your map.

Step 2: Open the map in the map viewer, click Share, and copy the Share link.

You can also copy the browser URL.

Step 3: Using Story Map Journal builder, add a new Section.

Step 4: Paste the URL obtained in Step 2 into the Webpage URL input.

Step 5: Click Configure.

Step 6: Choose Stretch from the Position options (the map will not distort).

Step 7: Click Add.

Step 8: Finish authoring your Story Map Journal, and save.

Shown below is an example of the map viewer used in a Story Map Series, bulleted layout, for briefing purposes:

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Article by: Bern Szukalski.

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