New crowdsourcing story map application is here

Blog Post created by jkerski-esristaff Employee on Jun 24, 2016
We have had the capability to create story maps (multimedia-rich, live web maps) for a few years now, and also the capability to collect data via crowdsourcing and citizen science methods using a variety of methods in the field or in the classroom.  But now the capability exists for both to be used at the same time!  That is because the crowdsourcing story map app is here!

The crowdsource story map app joins the other story map apps that are listed here.  To get familiar with this new app, read this explanation.  Also, you might explore a new crowdsourced story map that asks for your location, photograph, and a sentence or two about why you are excited to attend the Esri User Conference.  If you are attending the UC, feel free to post your name, your location, and why you are excited about attending.  If you are not attending, examining the application will give you a good sense for what this new app can do.

It’s not just this story map that has me interested.  It is that this long-awaited capability is now at our fingertips, where you can, with this same app, create crowdsourced story maps for gathering data on such things as tree cover, historic buildings, noisy places, litter, weird architecture, or something else, on your school campus or in your community.  It is in beta, but feel free to give the crowdsourcing story map app a try!

The new Crowdsource story map app is here!