The Ultimate Story Map for #ESRIUC in 3D from Esri, TomTom and SmarterBetterCities

Here’s something pretty nifty for those of you heading off to the 2015 ESRIUC in San Diego, a venue Story Map in 3D. Wander the virtual San Diego Convention Center and see exactly where the plenary session is located, the Map gallery, you can even locate where the yoga takes place! Spin the map around, tilt it, and view the entire Convention Center in wonderful 3D – it really is awesome!!

Top 25 Things to Experience When You Visit Esri UC: 3D Edition

Top 25 Things to Experience When You Visit Esri UC: 3D Edition

Jump directly to the story map HERE or read more about it HERE

Esri Provides U.S. Flooding Public Information Map for Central U.S.

Such a tragedy seeing the flooding and devastation in the South this week… we hope all of our readers and colleagues are staying dry and safe! To help those of you interested in tracking and/or monitoring the current situation, Esri has developed a U.S. Flooding Public Information Map which provides continuously updated information from the National Weather Service showing:

  • Observed flooding locations
  • Current and forecasted precipitation
  • Flood warning areas

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The Esrigram Shark Week Shark GIS MapJournal

Trust Esri to not miss an opportunity to churn out another cool Map Journal or story map (ya, I’m still a little confused in what the diff is between a journal or story map etc…). This latest Journal shares some really cool images, maps, stories, and facts about sharks, all in the very pleasant to use Map Journal layout.  The features reveals interesting shark facts and shares stories of how gentle this giant can be as well as facts describing the threats (like overfishing) . Some fine maps showing protected areas are shared. Nice stuff – see the Shark MapJournal HERE

shark GIS map Journal

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While in San Diego for #esriuc Take a Journey With the Esri Story Map Journal App

This really cool announcement came my way via the Esri Story Maps team… If people took last Thursday off for the long July 4th weekend they may have missed that along with the various updates to ArcGIS Online, we’ve released a completely new story map app that we think will be game changer especially for GIS professionals with a lot of narrative text, maps, images etc that they want to present.” Enter the Story Map Journal

We are assured that Story Maps will be represented pretty extensively at this year’s International User Conference.  Attendees will hear about them and see live example story maps on the main stage (likely even from Jack himself I’m told), as well as in the various demo islands on the exhibition hall floor, demo theaters, technical workshops, and user presentations. See more detailed info in this blog post, Story Maps at the Esri User Conference 2014

Finally, if you’d like to get started making your own Story Map Journal be sure to check out the new resource at http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/app-list/map-journal/ where you’ll find sample journeys and detailed instructions for newbies and experienced Geo developers alike.

Story map journal app from Esri

Story map journal app from Esri

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Story Map Reveals Canada’s Top 10 BIG Infrastructure Projects

We’ve all become fans of story maps – these often awesome, interactive, webmap driven infographics inform, educate and entertain us on a variety of topics. Once new story map to hit the web reveals 100 of the biggest infrastructure projects in Canada. Browse the map to see where these mammoth construction projects including waste water plants, dams, power facilities, transportation infrastructure and more are being built – great stuff! the story map  is powered by the Esri ArcGIS Viewer for Flex and part of the Top 100 Projects project website

top 10 infrastructure projects in Canada

top 10 infrastructure projects in Canada

See the 100TopProjects map HERE

Story Map – Cool things to do near the Washington D.C Convention Center

Are you planning a visit to the Capital and in need of a list of cool places to see, places to eat, amazing architecture, must see museums and monuments? If so bookmark this story map from Esri, the Washington D.C shortlist of places near the Washington Convention Center.  Checkout awesome places to visit in the central area, Chinatown, Penn Quarter, and near the Convention Center – see the map HERE