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Jackman Humanities Institute - Scholars in Residence - 2023

A library guide supporting research projects included in the JHI SiR 2020 program.

StoryMap - How to create maps

StoryMaps is wonderful because it allows you to create maps very easily. Just use the express map function. 

Select "Start an express map":

How to create a map

There is an express maps tour you can take in order to see the various options you can add.

The "Done" button lets you save your work.


You will be brought to a map of the world as the default. You can zoom in very easily to the part of the world, country, or city that you want to focus on. Additionally, you can add points to map and add multimedia components, as well as other drawn features. 

Various functionalities of StoryMaps maps

It is easy to add points to the map, organize them in a tour, and add multimedia content as well: