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BIO7: Environmental Storytelling with ArcGIS Storymaps

A guide for creating digital stories with ArcGIS Storymaps

About and Support

Gallery of published storymap projects

Welcome to the Environmental Storytelling research guide. This resource will help you find materials and inspiration for your project, as well as provide information about citing sources and adhering to copyright. The navigation for the guide is on the left-hand side of this page.

What is a Storymap?

ArcGIS Storymaps are a digital storytelling tool that pair GIS with multimedia and text to create an interactive narrative. Storymaps can be used for a variety of subjects, including the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Storymap examples


If you would like to setup a meeting or training during any stage of project, you can schedule a meeting with Sean, Science Librarian, or Kim, Senior Digital Media Specialist

You can also checkout our storymap guides that include:

ESRI documentation

Nature Masterclass

Narrative Tools for Researchers - free access with Tufts credentials, "‘Narrative Tools for Researchers’ explains how to use narrative techniques to help you communicate your research to the scientific community in an effective, compelling and memorable way."  This resource provides examples on how to create a narrative from a research paper.

Additional apps

  •  Sumo - Browser app for basic custom design 
  •  Canva - Browser app for graphic design and infographics with templates
  • PiktoChart - Great for creating infographics, social media graphics, and quick GIS-like interactive maps