Create A Rich Multimedia Narrative with ESRI Story Maps

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Create A Rich Multimedia Narrative with ESRI Story Maps

A few years ago when I was taking a class in advanced cartography, I was introduced to ESRI Story maps, a webapp that allows you to blend text, maps, 3D scenes, images, and videos in order to tell your story and engage your audience.

While Story Maps were initially made by ESRI (the world’s leading supplier of GIS mapping software) to help its user’s contextualize their maps, the truth is that you don’t need any mapping skills in order to take advantage of this awesome easy-to-use, open-source tool. Anyone can use it as a way to tell their story or present their research.

Olivia Ildefonso is a PhD candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences with a specialization in Human Geography. She studies k-12 public school segregation with a focus on the current ‘opt out’ movement against standardized testing. Olivia is also a racial justice activist and has been working to address school segregation in NY since 2008.
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