A Cascade Story Map for Hanging Lake Colorado as a Teaching Tool

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12-30-2016 07:03 AM
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I used a recent hike to Hanging Lake Colorado as an excuse to try some new things with the Cascade Story map app – including a looping video, link to a map-with-points-from-geotagged photos, testing new workflows now that Google folded Picasaweb into Google Plus/Google Photos, and some other features.  It is not perfect but I learned some things!

 

Map:  http://arcg.is/2i37rYI

 

I used Bern Szukalski's advice here to add geotagged photos to a web map –

https://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2013/08/14/add-geotagged-photos-to-your-web-map/

… to create my map tour to get my photos quickly added to ArcGIS Online as points.  I used it as this map:

 

http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=68bb1520cfc04292892b36c28df9ab02

 

… which is a part of the above Cascade story map.

--Joseph Kerski

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I believe that spatial thinking can transform education and society through the application of Geographic Information Systems for instruction, research, administration, and policy. I hold 3 degrees in Geography, have served at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and USGS as a cartographer and geographer, and teach a variety of F2F (Face to Face) (including T3G) and online courses. I have authored a variety of books and textbooks about the environment, STEM, GIS, and education. These include "Interpreting Our World", "Essentials of the Environment", "Tribal GIS", "The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data", "International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS In Secondary Education", "Spatial Mathematics" and others. I write for 2 blogs, 2 monthly podcasts, and a variety of journals, and have created over 5,000 videos on the Our Earth YouTube channel. Yet, as time passes, the more I realize my own limitations and that this is a lifelong learning endeavor and thus I actively seek mentors and collaborators.