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Telling Stories with Maps

Stories are a very important aspect of our society, and storytelling is one of the things that make us uniquely human.  Stories convey important knowledge about the world around us, often in a simplified yet dramatic fashion designed for maximum impact.  We have much to learn, remember, and understand in life, but wrap a great story around something and it will make an impression on us that lasts a lifetime.

So where do maps fit in the storytelling realm?  I recently spoke with Allen Carroll, who left National Geographic about a year ago and is now ArcGIS Online Content Program Manager at Esri, about Story Maps—a new initiative he’s working on with David Asbury, Lee Bock, and Stephen Sylvia to integrate storytelling and maps.

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