Wednesday #WebMaps – ArcGIS Online & 10 Impressive ArcGIS Online Story Maps

So, you have an ArcGIS Online account and now you want to create, publish, and share some awesome maps. There’s no better way to get started than with the Story Map technology. Using pre-defined templates designed specifically for numerous map styles and uses, there’s a Story Map template for just about everyone and every map! The following are just 10 maps that jumped out at us that give you a small idea of some of the amazing things you can accomplish with the technology.

Kentucky story map

  1. Kentucky GEOstory of Opioid Addiction – This fine Story Map provides data on issues related to the opioid epidemic. It demonstrates the magnitude of the problem, describes community responses and offers recovery resources
  2. The Living Atlas of the World in ArcGIS Online – THE resource for anyone starting a search for a map in ArcGIS Online is the Living Atlas!
  3. National Water Model (Hourly Anomaly Forecast) Contains 15 one-hour forecast intervals visualized by flowrate and anomaly compared to normal monthly flow values. Over 40 million data rows
  4. Hurricane and Cyclone Public Information Map – Updates on the latest storms, hurricanes and tropical cyclones from the Esri disaster response program AND the NGA Hurricane Matthew Story Map – This site provides consolidated tools and situational awareness to assist in understanding the extent of damage caused by Hurricane Matthew
  5.  Flood management with ArcGIS – Using ArcGIS to manage flood planning, response, recovery, and mitigation allows for easy visualization and gives every member of your organization and local partner’s access to the information they need to make the most effective decisions
  6.  The Ten Most Damaging Hurricanes in U.S. History – This story map looks at 10 of the most devastating storms to strike the US
  7. Iran: A Glimpse Beyond the Headlines – A visual tour of Iran via the Story Map technology is a great example use of the story map
  8. Landsat: unlocking the Earth’s secrets – Landsat takes images of every location on earth once every 16 days, so we can see how places change over time. LEarn all aout LAndSat with this Story Map
  9. LSU Ethnobotony Map – Explore the rich cultural uses of native tree and shrub species found on Louisiana State University’s campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  10. Is there life on Mars? Not a story map, rather an ArGIS map that provides a look at the recent study on the red planet

There’s thousands of story maps to select from, what’s your favorite? Please do feel free to drop us a tweet about your favorite map @geojobegis and if you’ve created one please do tell us about it! Having trouble selecting the right Story Map template to tell your story? Start HERE

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