Cooper Thomas

Cooper Thomas
Cartographer @EsriStoryMaps; displaced Oregonian; forager of cultural sustenance; fair-weather motorcyclist; onetime expert on Kyrgyz supermarkets.

Recent Posts

Making the “New UNESCO World Heritage Sites” Story Map

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What are the most culturally, historically, and scientifically significant places on earth? It’s a difficult, if not impossible, question to answer. But for the past 45 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—commonly known as UNESCO—has striven to … Continue reading

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Oral History Mapping with ArcGIS Online

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This is a guest post by Sam Raby. A freelance mapmaker, Sam created Placing Oral Histories under contract with the Esri Story Maps team.  My first attempt at creating an “oral history map” was with a project I worked on … Continue reading

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The Making of the “Two Koreas” Story Map

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Public interest in North Korea is at an all-time high (or, to borrow a term from the ballistic missile lexicon, apogee), thanks in large part to the continuous flow of colorful, but frightfully bellicose, taunts from Donald Trump and Kim … Continue reading

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The Making of the “Bombing Missions of the Vietnam War” Story Map

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Over the course of the Vietnam War, the United States and its allies dropped over 7.5 million tons of bombs on Southeast Asia. But until recently, few people outside the U.S. military really knew where all these bombs fell. That … Continue reading

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