Story Maps are a simple, yet powerful way to inform, engage and inspire people with any story you want to tell that involves maps, geography or location.
Stories are a very important aspect of our society, and storytelling is one of the things that make us uniquely human. Stories convey important knowledge about the world around us, often in a simplified yet dramatic fashion designed for maximum impact. We have much to learn, remember, and understand in life, but wrap a great story around something and it will make an impression on us that lasts a lifetime. - Allen Carroll, Esri
So where do maps fit in the storytelling realm?
Story maps use geography as a means of organizing and presenting information. They tell the story of a place, event, issue, trend, or pattern in a geographic context. They combine interactive maps with other rich content—text, photos, video, and audio—within user experiences that are basic and intuitive.
A Map for every STORY
An inspiring and informative video by Esri
Every day, we know you’re creating insightful, cool story maps. Now is your time to share them to win prizes in our Esri India Storytelling with Maps Contest. Entries will be judged on how effectively they make the subject matter interesting, understandable, and engaging.
Enter the contest
View the full judging criteria here[PDF].
- Science/Technology /Education
All the story maps expect those in Science/Technology/ should be India Specific.
Send your entries latest by 30th June by clicking on this link
Story maps which are modified after 30th June will be disqualified.
It's pretty easy to create a Story Map. Simply check out our Story Maps apps page, choose the Story Maps app you would like to use, and then follow the step-by-step instructions.
Just by entering the contest, you automatically get an eco-friendly hot/cold refreshment bottle. And there's more…
Esri India will provide first, second and third prize
- First prize: Gift vouchers of INR 7,500
- Second prize: Gift voucher of INR 5,000
- Third prize: Gift voucher of INR 3,000
In addition the winners will get ArcGIS for Personal Use license for free.
Some of the best story maps will be displayed at Esri India User Conference