Education campus story maps.pdf

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Facilities managers and technologists on education campuses have a growing body of stakeholders that rely on access to information—from casual to critical—in a variety of ways. One way of communicating to a diverse array of stakeholders is via Story Maps using free templates that are part of ArcGIS,


Story Maps are interactive digital documents that bring together text, photos, videos, and other media in a map-based wrapper that examine the world in its many perspectives from global to local.


Attached is a brief document that points to a number of education campus-focused Story Maps. All of them tell stories that are easy to use, digest, and share (a URL). Here are few highlights.

  • One of the newest examples that we have discovered is the University of Virginia’s Green Guide. Like the data in it? They have provided a download link which gives you a picture of the XLS data structure for the story map.
  • UConn too has a similarly dedicated app where they have embedded video to help tell the tale of green infrastructure in greater detail.
  • UMass-Amherst has created a simple way to share a decade of campus development, where stakeholders likely include alums, donors, as well as campus senior executives and others.
  • University of Utah has used the templates to create campus tours and has then moved the user inside the university hospital providing a floor-by-floor visit. It’s also good to note that if you zoom out in this application, you discover that the hospital and its interiors (scale-dependent) are seamlessly connected to the university’s main campus basemap visible in the campus tours.


Have fun examining these and the other user examples.