Frequently asked question
Yes, it is possible to embed multiple web maps in a single web app using Esri Story Map templates and the Compare template. Use any of the web app options below to embed multiple web maps in a single web app:
Esri Story Map templates
Certain Esri Story Map templates are suitable to embed multiple web maps. Embedding web maps in a story map is suitable for data presentation, comparison, and relationship studies. Refer to the table below to determine the suitability of Esri Story Map templates for embedding multiple web maps:
|Story map template||Is it possible to embed multiple web maps in this template?||How is this template suitable for multiple web maps?||How to embed different web maps using this template?||Example|
|Cascade; Journal; Series||Yes||Data presentation; study relationship between different map extents or different locations||A web map is embedded in each tab or section||The population density in different countries|
|Swipe & Spyglass||Yes||Data comparison; study relationship within the same map extent||Two web maps are embedded side by side||The population density and crime rate in the U.S.|
|Basic; Tour; Shortlist||No||-||-||-|
To create a story map from the Story Maps website, refer to ArcGIS Blog: How to Make a Story Map. To create a story map from an existing web map, refer to ArcGIS Online help: Create apps from maps. Select the desired story map template by clicking Configurable Apps > Build a Story Map in the Create a New Web App dialog box.
To add additional web maps inside the web app, choose any of the options below:Story Map Cascade
The Compare template
The Compare template is suitable to make a side by side comparison of two web maps, with the same extent, on two different maps. This is also suitable for data comparison, visualization, and relationship studies between different attributes of the same map extent. Follow the steps below to use the Compare template:
Note: An alternative to compare maps with the same map extent is to create different layers on the same map. However, this option displays only the topmost layer visible at a time. For more information on how to manage layers, refer to the ArcGIS Online: Layers and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: Layer List widget.
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