An Ocean of Story Maps

Last update: October 29, 2014

Reach this particular story map at esriurl.com/pacific

In a prior blog post, I mentioned that for the forthcoming Esri Press research monograph Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions, we will be encouraging each of the 15+ chapter authors to prepare a story map as another way to communicate their work. The story map is a new Esri medium for sharing not only data, photos, videos, sounds, and maps, but for telling a specific and compelling story by way of that content. This is all done with sophisticated cartographic functionality that does not require advanced training in cartography or GIS. Therefore the beauty of Esri story maps is that, depending on the chosen complexity, they can be built in anywhere from a few minutes to a few days, using the free public accounts and data available within ArcGIS Online. Story maps are essentially web map applications built from web maps which in turn are built from web-accessible data (including OGC WMS, WFS). With the beauty and utility of underlays such as the Esri Ocean Basemap, as well as a small tsunami of ocean content percolating up through free public accounts on ArcGIS Online, as well as on premium subscription accounts, it’s no wonder that we are seeing an “ocean” of interesting story maps.

Here is a small catalog for your enjoyment:

Made by Esri, Inc.

Made by Esri Distributors

Made by Esri Users

Please come back and visit as I will try to add to this page throughout the year!

Thanks to Rupert Essinger for sharing several of the links.

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