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Digital Storytelling with ArcGIS StoryMaps

A guide to creating a digital exhibit using ArcGIS StoryMaps


A digital exhibit uses presentation and display of digital resources (images, sound, video) to tell a story. Throughout the creation process, ask yourself:

  • Does my exhibit clearly and succinctly tell a story? (in 10-20 minutes)
  • Does it matter? 
  • Is it interesting? 
  • Who is/are my target audience(s)?

Curator responsibilities

A well-curated exhibit will: 

  • provide descriptive exhibit labels 
  • provide quality metadata for digital resources


When using sources, ask yourself: 

  • Are you doing so ethically?
  • Have you identified any stakeholders? Have you involved them in the exhibit? 
  • Are you providing proper attribution and contextualization? 
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