Plot Story Locations

by Zoe Manderson
how to

Add via keyword search

  1. Click ‘ADD LOCATION’
  2. Type the place name into the search box
  3. Either select the correct option from the drop down or click on the grey dot on the map to ‘ADD’. Some searches may highlight similarly named places in other parts of the world, they are indicated by an ‘Out of view’ label. Your added place will appear in the right-hand list.
  4. Select ‘Venues’, ‘Addresses’ or ‘Localities’ to help narrow/refine your search. Note: The ‘Venues’ refinement searches the Facebook Places API.

Add via map labels

  1. Click ‘ADD LOCATION’
  2. Roll over any map label or open street map icon.
  3. Click ‘ADD’

Add via dropping a pin

  1. To manually drop a pin on a specific location, click ‘ADD LOCATION’
  2. Click on the map where you would like to drop the pin. If you keep zooming into street level, the map will transition to satellite view to assist you in placing your pin more accurately.
  3. Name and classify the location

Add from Facebook

If the business/place you want to plot has a Facebook page with a map location, then you can plot using their Facebook page information. There are 2 ways to do this:

  1. Paste in their Facebook page URL
    • Click ‘ADD LOCATION’
    • Click the menu lines within the search box
    • Select ‘Facebook Page’
    • Paste in the URL (eg. and hit enter
  2. Type in the business name into the search bar, and select ‘Venues’.