Knowledge base

Creating a StoryMap

1. From the Cadasta Platform homepage, navigate to the App Launcher

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2. Select the StoryMaps app

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3. A new browser window will open

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4. Select Create My First Story

5. Select Map Journal

Note: Map Journal is one of many types of Story Map template types. You can choose whichever one you would like. In this example, a Map Journal template is used

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6. The Map Journal Builder splash screen appears

7. Select Side Panel and then Start

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8. The Map Journal Builder screen appears

Note: This is where you will build your StoryMap. If you had chosen a Map Tour template, then it would be called Map Tour Builder

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9. Type in a title for your StoryMap and click the forward button (null 606)

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10. The Add Home Section splash screen appears

Note: This is where you will add content to your story map. You will have the option to add one or more sections. This Main Stage content page is the first thing your audience will see and subsequent content sections must be navigated to.

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11. Under Map map drop-down choose Select a map

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12. In the next drop down, select My Organization

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13. Select the Access to Water map

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14. Click Next

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15. The Side Panel Content splash screen appears

Note: This is where you can add multimedia content that will show up on the left of your map

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16. Click Add

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17. Here is the first section you just created

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18. Click Add Section

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19. A new section’s content splash screen appears

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20. Repeat the same process again as done in content section one

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21. Here is result of section two, “Access to Electricity”

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22. Click Save

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23. You can tell your StoryMap has been saved by the difference in the top-right corner

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24. Here is your saved StoryMap

Note: It has not been shared

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25. Click Share

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26. The Share splash screen will appear

Note: It is set to private

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27. Click Show story content to see the following

Note: There are no issues found and it is publically shared

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28. Navigate back to the StoryMaps window

29.You will see your new StoryMap in the stories section

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30. Click on your new StoryMap’s title to see additional options

Note: The StoryMap title in this example is “Project Rose: A Story Map”

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31. Navigate back to the Cadasta Platform home page

32. Click Content and My Content

Note: You will see your new StoryMap in My Content

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33. Click your new StoryMap to see the Item Details Page

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34. Click Share

35. Select your User Group and click OK

Note: This example uses the Training Demo – Cadasta group

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36. Navigate to your Groups page and you will see your new StoryMap in the Contents

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37. Select your new StoryMap and it will open a new browser window

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38. Log out of your account and close all browser windows or tabs when complete