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, Manager of Research, Richland County Economic Development

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

    Central Valley California Global Trade Analysis