• Interactive digital storytelling platform.

  • Combine your maps and other GIS data with text, photographs, and videos.

  • Weave a visually captivating narrative that informs and inspires your audience.

  • Current generation platform for telling stories with maps and replaces the classic Esri Story Maps templates (now in extended support).

Below are some examples of what ArcGIS StoryMaps can be. For more examples, visit the ArcGIS StoryMaps gallery.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Buildings, Mapped by the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Ten Years of Progress: The Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area Conservation Action Plan by Environmental Science Associates

Past, Present, and Future of Reconnecting Communities by U.S. Department of Transportation in collaboration with the ESRI StoryMaps team

OBJECTS of WONDER: From the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with Esri

Grace and Delight: The evolution of public spaces in four American cities by Esri's StoryMaps Team

ArcGIS StoryMaps
Mobile map application
Mobile map application
ArcGIS Instant Apps
  • Interactive, web-based mapping platform.

  • Makes it easy for your audience to interact with your maps and other GIS data.

  • The apps can be configured for the specific needs of your audience, including viewing a single map or comparing two maps, viewing files such as photos, videos, and PDFs, and finding something nearby, to name a few.

  • Next generation of configurable web-based mapping applications and will replace ArcGIS Configurable Apps which is retiring in 2025.

Below are some examples of what ArcGIS Instant Apps can be. For more examples, visit the ArcGIS Instant Apps gallery

Queen Anne's County Historic Image Viewer by Queen Anne's County, Maryland

Graffiti Initiative Cops & Community Working Together by New York City Police Department (NYPD)

Trail Tracker - The Interactive Trails Map of NJ State Parks by New Jersey State Park Service

Polling Locations in Hawaii by Esri

Historic Aerial Imagery by St. Louis County, Missouri

CGS utilizes Esri® technology to create interactive web-based mapping applications that can be viewed on a desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device. 

As of January 2024, CGS is in a soft launch and is offering  limited services, including ArcGIS® StoryMapsSM and ArcGIS® Instant Apps. More services will be offered late 2024.

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