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Is it possible to add images instead of web maps in the Story Map Swipe and Spyglass app template?

Last Published: July 15, 2020

Answer

No. The Story Map Swipe and Spyglass app template only allows web maps to be added. If it is necessary to use images instead of web maps to display a comparison, an alternative is to use the new ArcGIS StoryMaps that allows images to be added using the slideshow content block.

Note:
Creating slideshows is a beta feature in ArcGIS StoryMaps that may have incomplete functionality or documentation, may undergo minor, unannounced changes, and are subject to change without notice.

The following steps describe how to add images using the slideshow content block in ArcGIS StoryMaps.

  1. In ArcGIS StoryMaps, click the Add content block Image of the Add content block icon icon.
  2. Click Slideshow (beta).
Image of the Slideshow (beta) content block
  1. In the Slideshow (beta) media panel, click the Add media drop-down list, and click Add an image or video to add the desired image.
Image of the Add media drop-down arrow and Add an image or video option
  1. Click the New slide Image of the New slide icon icon in the slide panel to add a new slide.
  2. Repeat Step 3 to add a new image on the new slide.

The following image displays the effects of a tsunami (before and after) in a region in Indonesia using the slideshow content block in ArcGIS StoryMaps.

The comparison of the before and after images of a tsunami effect in a region in Indonesia using the Slideshow (beta) widget in ArcGIS StoryMaps

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  • ArcGIS Online
  • Portal for ArcGIS

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