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Evoke an emotional response to your StoryMaps story using sound

Imagine a picture of a thunderstorm. Now imagine that same picture accompanied by the sound of falling rain, blowing wind and clapping thunder. Which one evokes a greater emotional response? And how does this relate to ArcGIS?

ArcGIS StoryMaps is a web-based story authoring application that allows you to share your maps in the context of narrative text and other multimedia content. Professional storytelling with ArcGIS StoryMaps transforms your geographic information system (GIS) work into interactive content that informs and inspires your audience.

Sound is one way to use multimedia in ArcGIS StoryMaps.

There is a powerful connection between what we hear and what we feel. With ArcGIS StoryMaps, you can use sounds, music, speech or any kind of audio to draw your audience into a more engaging and impactful story. 

Read the story for some examples and how-to tips, or gain this skill and more with our course on creating stories with ArcGIS. To stay up to date with all the latest training opportunities at Esri Canada, visit our Communication Preference Centre and make sure to select the “Training” checkbox.

About the Author

Nigel in an instructor on the National Training Team at Esri Canada. He has worked as a consultant on municipal and environmental projects. He delivers ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online courses. Nigel has facilitated Esri courses across Canada and internationally and has presented at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, California.

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