Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world
Robert McKee

What is a Story Map?

A web map thoughtfully created with supporting information so it becomes a stand-alone resource. Integrate maps, legends, text, photos, and video. Provides functionality such as swipe, pop-ups, and time sliders that help users explore this content.

Story Maps allow us to go from a 100,000-foot’ level view to ground-level quickly and easily to demonstrate how well South Carolina is positioned to support foreign capital investment. Story Maps can also be used to promote the state broadly as a great place to work, live, play, and more. Story Maps allow us to utilize social media and digital marketing to maximize exposure while minimizing expense.

Tim Duerr, Director of Research, SC Powerteam

story telling map

Tell Your Community’s Story

Story Maps are a highly effective way to showcase your community, business, location, and more.
Highlight what makes your community great. It’s user interactive and highly dynamic allowing maximum engagement and knowledge-share with your target audience.

Use Story Maps to:

  • Communicate policy
  • Involve the community
  • Promote a cause
  • Provide public information about an event
  • Demonstrate benefits
  • Educate, or simply inspire
  • Promote a community, tourism, and real estate

Story Map Examples


South Carolina – The State of Success


Central Valley California Global Trade Analysis