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GIS Using Esri StoryMaps

  • 06 Oct 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Title: GIS Using Esri StoryMaps 

Presenters: Kim Ricker, Rice University's Fondren Library; Ibrahim Gumel, Rice University's Fondren Library 

Presenter Bios:

Kim Ricker (she/her) is the Head of the GIS/Data Center at Rice University's Fondren Library. She holds her MLS and is a certified GIS Professional (GISP). 

Ibrahim Gumel (he/him) is the GIS Support Specialist at the GIS/Data Center at Rice University's Fondren Library. He holds a Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science. His specialization and research interests include the application of geospatial technology in the field of urbanization, planned cities, and unplanned settlements in the Global South. 

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022

Time: 2:00-4:00 PM Central Time

Description: Visualization always makes it easier and more entertaining to share information. Take maps, for example; when they accompany something, they give the viewer context for what you are trying to explain. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) takes mapping a location even further by its ability to attach data to the map. This allows more than just a reference map showing where something exists. It goes further to allow for analysis and modeling of the data. Using GIS is amazing but often complicated. 

What if you can go beyond straight visualization and use text to set the stage for what you are trying to show? How about telling a story with interactive maps as part of it? This form of GIS is through a GIS application called Esri StoryMaps. A great example of this is when Rice professor, Brian Riedel, created a StoryMap titled The Reservation: Exploring Houston's Red-Light District, 1908-1917 (see link).

Want to know more about StoryMaps and how to create one? This session will take you step by step on how to create a StoryMap. 

Duration Length: 120 minutes

Cost: No set fee. Please select the registration level that you are comfortable with ($0-$40).

Location: Online via Zoom

The workshop will be recorded and available on the SSA YouTube channel at a later date.

Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a full refund, cancellations must be made by October 4, 2022.

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