University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

Day 3 at the 2015 ESRI User Conference - Story Maps

The third day at the ESRI User Conference was a good day with serveral great sessions about Web Scenes (online 3d scenes), think google earth with ESRI data and ESRI Story Maps.  What are ESRI Story Maps?…  to quote ESRI “Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story.”  To see many examples of ESRI Story Maps submitted by other GIS users following this link to view the Story Map Gallery .

I think that this technology could be used extensively by IGIS and UCANR to communicate what we do to our internal and external audiences.  We could use Story Maps to highlight the UCANR Research and Extension Centers, the UCANR Statewide Programs, the UCANR Strategic Initiatives, and the list could go on.  To use these technologies to their fullest we will need to collaborate with many different groups within UCANR including Communications Services, Marketing, and Digital Media groups.  As I stated yesterday, I look forward to implement these technologies in the near term as well.

Beyond these sessions I met with many ESRI developers to discuss different GIS tools, GIS apps, GIS workflows, and solve some of the technical challenges that IGIS has been facing with ESRI tools in the GIS Service Center in the past year.

It was a good day and I cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 8:26 PM
Tags: 2015 (3), ESRI (13), San Diego (4)

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