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Dr. Elizabeth Mittman. Links to map resources, both digital and online

Berlin Divided

Building an ESRI Storymap

First step: Create an ArcGIS Public Account – DO NOT USE YOUR FACE BOOK OR GOOGLE PLUS if you want to share editing privileges with others. If you do, you won’t be able to give them access without sharing the password to your personal FB account.

Second step: Browse Storymaps and think about what you information want to convey and how. Which style looks like it would work for you?

Third step: Get your photos online. You will need to host your photos on GoogleDrive, Flickr or some other service.

Forth step: Pick your template from this list. There should be a tutorial associated with it by following the “Learn more” button which may be helpful.

Tutorial for Story Map Tour

Tutorial for Story Map Cascade

If you need more help, please contact me, Amanda Tickner ( If you need basemaps that aren’t available in the ESRI collection of basemaps (like historic maps, etc.) you can also contact me and I can see what we can do to help.

Examples of Storymaps


Cartouche of 1760s German map

A (Prussian?) soldier strikes out at a two-headed eagle, symbol of the Holy Roman Empire.  While (young Frederick the Great?) gazes at the viewer.

Berlin Pre Nation-State

Germany & Europe -Pre nation state


Colonial maps

  • Deutsch-Ostafrika. von Deutscher Kolonialatlas: Mit illustriertem Jahrbuch. Paul Nach Sprigade und Max Moisel. Berlin: Reimer, 1913.
  • Deutsch-Ostafrika. von Deutscher Kolonialatlas. Nach Fritz Lange.  Berlin: Reimer, 1936.

Early 20th Century

Cold War


  • Stadtplan von Gross-Berlin. Berlin: Vitalis Verlag, 1956.
  • Berlin. JRO-Sonderkarte. Nach Gustav Fochler-Hauke. Berlin: Presse- und Informationsamt des Landes Berlin, 1963.


Unification to the Present


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