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Get to know StoryMaps

Meet your new favorite way to tell stories

With StoryMaps, anyone can be a storyteller. Not sure how to start? Follow our orientation and you’ll be making beautiful content in no time at all.

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Learn more about StoryMaps on YouTube

  • StoryMaps Overview

    What is StoryMaps? Find out here with an introduction, demos, examples, and more!

  • StoryMaps How-tos

    Explore instructional step-by-step tutorials that cover storytelling features and capabilities

  • Features & Updates

    We’re always improving StoryMaps. Check out the latest updates and see what’s new.


The StoryMaps team is here to guide your experience as we cover topics such as creating your first story, exploring the fun of mapping your experiences, and sharing the journey with readers.

  • Getting started

    Everyone has a story to tell and we’re here to help you create and share that story. We go over all the basics and make sure you’re ready to get started.

  • Storytelling with maps

    Add a sense of place to your stories and learn how to engage readers as we explore express maps, map tours, and more.

  • Advanced tips and tricks

    Our experts open up on how to take your storytelling to the next level with deep dives into topics like customizing themes, map choreography, sidecar design, and more.

More essential info

Still learning about StoryMaps? Dig deeper with these resources.