Esri Canada Story Maps: Take an eerie map tour across Canada

October 25, 2013 Angela Alexander

Story Maps combine intelligent Web maps with Web applications and templates that incorporate text, multimedia, and interactive functions. Story Maps inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics.

In the spirit of Halloween, I’ve created a map tour of Canada’s 10 Most Haunted Places where paranormal activity has been rumored to have occurred. Have you stayed in or visited any of these places? Learn how to create a map tour using ArcGIS Online by working through the tutorials listed below:

The Basics of Storytelling
In this tutorial, you will create different types of storytelling maps to tell different stories.

Introduction to Story Maps
In this two part tutorial, you will first create and publish a Map Tour, a type of Story Map Web application, through ArcGIS Online with provided data. You will then be challenged to create and publish your own Map Tour application, by collecting your own data.

Visit the Esri Story Maps Web site and explore the Esri Story Maps for Education Video Series for more resources on creating your own story maps.

About the Author

Angela Alexander

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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