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ArcGIS Online & Story Maps Handouts
What is GIS?
GIS stands for Geographic Information System. A GIS is a computer system for the management, analysis, and display of geographic data.
Benefits of an Online Map
Online maps are dynamic! What makes them so great?
- You can ask it questions—can’t do that with paper maps
- You can do analysis and comparisons, either spatial or temporal
- Easy layering
- Easy projection and changes of projection
- Change scale, features, colors, symbols and the way data is classified
Six Steps to Creating a Story Map
The following steps are form Esri's Story Map website. For more details visit this website: http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/how-to/.
- Decide what story you want to tell.
- Assemble your content.
- Create your map(s).
- Configure your storytelling app.
- Refine your story.
- Publish your story.