In anticipation of the Terrastories technical session taking place at the 2020 Indigenous Mapping Workshop on November 16, we prepared three self-guided tutorials along with video walkthroughs per tutorial. We also put together a comprehensive video showing the application's core features, and a live demo to explore.
In this session, we will introduce the main features of Terrastories, a free and open-source application for mapping and locating place-based stories such as oral histories. Rather than a data collection or recording tool, Terrastories is built with the special purpose of visualizing stories about places of significant meaning or value on a community map. You can add places and stories through a user-friendly interface, and make decisions about designating stories as private or restricted. Terrastories can be customized with personalized iconography and color schemes, equipped with custom map styles designed in Mapbox Studio, and translated entirely. The application works both online and offline, so that you can access the application entirely without needing internet connectivity and keep control of all the data locally.
Video walkthrough of Terrastories
- Download: 2020IMW Terrastories demo download (ZIP)
- Tutorial 1: installation, and opening/closing Terrastories
- Tutorial 2: adding and editing data, and working with restricted stories
- Tutorial 3: customizing Terrastories with your own maps and languages
- Videos: playlist for these tutorials
Note: after intensive work on Terrastories in December 2020 building out multi-instance support and upgrading the administrative user interface, aspects of these tutorials are out of date when used with the latest version of Terrastories. However, they are 100% valid for the ZIP download of Terrastories for 2020IMW above.
Live application demo
This live demo does not have any of the videos of photos because it's a free build of the source code, but it shows the core features of the app.
To view restricted stories on the demo, log in with username firstname.lastname@example.org and password mapsthatroar.