For thousands of years, maps have been used to explore the unknown, and to communicate a great amount of detail in a small amount of space. Today, digital maps are still used to explore the unknown, conveying information in 2D and in 3D, and are used in city planning, sustainable energy development, to assess natural hazards, to plan for future water needs, and much more. Learn why maps are even more relevant today than in the past, how maps tell rich stories, and how you can create your own maps of something you are interested in.
This course will enable participants to understand why stories can be effectively told with today’s interactive, web-based (http://storymaps.arcgis.com) maps, and learn how to create story maps that incorporate sounds, video, photographs, narrative, and other multimedia. Through readings, videos, quizzes, discussions, and hands-on activities, learn how and why to create story maps and be confident that you can use these tools to investigate our world and tell your OWN stories.