What can I do with StoryMaps?

  • Create stories with maps, multimedia, and other interactive elements
  • Discover engaging stories with AI-powered feeds that are tailored to your interests
  • Author short-form stories with frames on the StoryMaps mobile apps for Android and iOS
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How it works

StoryMaps makes everyone a storyteller. It has everything you need, including ready-to-use maps, images and videos, and pre-made layout blocks to build the story you want to tell. You can even customize your story’s colors, typography, and more to make it your own.

Create — Combine your text, photo, videos, maps and more as custom stories

Publish — Choose who sees your story (you, certain people or the world)

Share — Give a link to your friends, family, and followers via social media, email, text message, etc.

StoryMaps plans and subscriptions

  • Creating an account is free—no credit card needed. Every account starts with a 30-day free trial of the Premium plan.
  • You can purchase a subscription to the Premium plan at any time to keep enjoying premium features. Learn more about the Premium plan on the Pricing page.
  • If you don’t subscribe to the Premium plan before the end of the free trial, your account will converted to the free Basic plan. With the Basic plan you can still create and manage your stories but some features will be limited.
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Data privacy & security

Your StoryMaps account and the content you create are owned by you. The StoryMaps team takes our responsibility to protect your data privacy seriously. We are committed to respecting your privacy by providing transparency in how we acquire and use your information and giving you control of your information and preferences. And as an Esri product, we hold ourselves to the highest national and international standards, including CCPA and GDPR compliance.

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Are you a nonprofit organization?

  • StoryMaps empowers nonprofit organizations to create visually appealing and interactive narratives that effectively convey their missions and impact
  • StoryMaps supports the seamless integration of multimedia elements, including photos, videos, and audio, allowing nonprofits to tell compelling stories that resonate with their audience
  • StoryMaps is user-friendly and accessible for non-technical users within your organizations to easily create and manage content without extensive training

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