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Course Guide ~ HIST 125 / Black Metropolis / StoryMaps

Getting Started

Find Inspiration

Looking for ideas? Visit the Explore Stories page to view the latest content from the Esri storytelling community, see editors' picks, go behind the scenes with a featured storyteller, or browse stories by topic.

View Tutorials

Esri provides a number of options for learning how to use StoryMaps. Links to learning and resource aids are available on the StoryMaps home page. Or, you can explore the three comprehensive overviews below.

Getting Started with ArcGIS StoryMaps
If you have time for only one tutorial, this is the place to start. And, it is presented using the StoryMaps platform.


ArcGIS StoryMap: Author and Share
A bare-bones, text-based reference you can return to for quick answers as you are building your story.


Getting Started with the New Story Builder
A video guide to using the StoryMaps builder.


Start a Story

  1. Go to to sign in.
  2. Enter our ArcGIS organization's URL (hamilton1812) and click Continue.
  3. Enter your Hamilton username and password.
  4. Click the Start a story button. Replace the "Title your story" heading with your own title (which you can always change later). Your project will now appear on your home page every time you sign in to the site.

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