Esri Storytelling
with Maps Contest

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Grand Prize

Grand Prize Winner

Snow Journal

Story Map Journal

Historical amounts of snow fell in Boston during 2015 and it was the City of Boston’s job to manage the response. Check out what it took to clean up over 8 feet of snow.

Joyce John
City of Boston, MA

 

 

Travel / Destinations / Recreation

Ist Living on the Edge: The Extremes of Human Inhabitance

Story Map Series — Tabbed

Explore and learn what it’s like to live in some of the most extreme places in the world.

Elizabeth Frank

2nd Matchedash Bay Loop Trail

Customized Story Map Tour

One of 30 trails in Simcoe County, this Story Map Tour lets you catch a glimpse of key locations throughout the 2km loop trail.

GIS Team
County of Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

3rd The Hills of Donegal, Ireland

Story Map Series — Tabbed

Pack your bags and lace up your boots after you see the hills of Donegal, Ireland from a whole new 3D perspective.

Daragh McDonough
Donegal County Council

 

 

Infrastructure / Planning / Government

Ist Snow Journal

Story Map Journal

Historical amounts of snow fell in Boston during 2015 and it was the City of Boston’s job to manage the response. Check out what it took to clean up over 8 feet of snow.

Joyce John
City of Boston, MA

2nd GRAB: Grande Raccordo Anulare delle Bici

Customized Story Map Journal

A pedestrian walkway, bicycle path, green areas, and riverbanks all make up the GRAB, an infrastructure project to entirely sew a green corridor around the city of Rome.

Alberto Fiorillo
VeloLove/Legambiente

3rd LOSSAN: Coastal Rail Corridor

Story Map Tour

The LOSSAN (Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo) rail corridor is the second busiest intercity rail corridor in the nation, playing a critical role in the movement of people and goods around Southern California. This story map highlights some of the improvements being made to LOSSAN in San Diego County.

Pat Landrum
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

 

 

Science / Technology / Education

Ist Connecticut's Changing Landscape

Customized Story Map Journal

How is Connecticut’s landscape changing? Where? How fast? Uncover Connecticut’s unique history shown through 25 years of remotely sensed data.

Emily Wilson and Chester Arnold
University of Connecticut

2nd Journey into Danakil: Hottest Place on Earth

Story Map Journal

Take a journey into Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression – the hottest place on Earth and the lowest point in Africa.

Garry Simmons
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, UK

3rd Pittsburgh - Health Impact of Black Carbon Air Pollution

Story Map Series - Tabbed

A health impact study in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania estimates the percentage of non-accidental deaths that could be avoided if black carbon air pollution is reduced.

Anna Mölter
Colorado State University

 

 

Culture / History / Events

Ist The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake & Fire

Story Map Tour

Take a look at a true story from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. This story map was built by the grandson of Fire Captain Henry Mitchell from Engine Company #20, an eye witness to the events of that tragic day.

Chris Ingram
Santa Clara County Fire Department

2nd Ottawa's Eyewitness: Thomas Burrowes

Story Map Tour

From 1826 to 1846 artist Thomas Burrowes worked as a civilian employee on the Rideau Canal project linking Ottawa to Kingston. In 1907, his watercolor paintings were discovered in an attic in Detroit. This historic Story Map Tour captures various sites around Ottawa in settings far different than today's.

Mark Gallant
EntertainMaps.com

3rd Pilot Francis Mackey & The Halifax Explosion

Story Map Journal

Survivor and Pilot, Francis Mackey recounts the Halifax Explosion from December 6, 1917 - the largest man-made explosion in history before the invention of nuclear weapons.

Gordon Campbell
COGS/NSCC

 

 

Conservation / Environment / Sustainability

Ist Bald Hill Farm: A Legacy for Corvallis, Oregon

Story Map Journal

Bald Hill is an innovative property. Here, public trails combine with local agriculture, endangered wildlife finds refuge, and children learn about the natural world. See what’s being done to protect this vital community resource.

Greenbelt Land Trust and Flo Analytics

2nd Ogooué: Field Notes from Gabon's Great River

Story Map Journal

Take a trek with an international team of scientists who led an expedition to the Ogooué River in order to document the biodiversity around Lastourville, Gabon.

Dan Kelly and Sylvia Busby
The Nature Conservancy

3rd Cooperative Solar: Driven by Cooperative Principles

Story Map Journal

Solar Cooperatives are showing remarkable success in over 34 states by combining farmers, ranchers, industrial members, local government, schools, military, and sister co-ops. Find out how they’re bringing solar power to communities across the country.

Thomas Skowronski
NRECA

 

Honorable Mentions

Travel / Destinations / Recreation

Al Qahira A Trip to the Past

Al Qahira A Trip to the Past

Story Map Journal

Go on location with Yasser Ayad from Clarion University of Pennsylvania on his trip to Islamic Cairo. Get some inside knowledge on monuments, culture, and hidden secrets of Cairo, Egypt!

Yasser Ayad
Clarion University of Pennsylvania

 

Infrastructure / Planning / Government

Rapid Damage Assessment

Rapid Damage Assessment

Story Map Journal

A chronicle of the devastating Boles Fire of 2014 highlights how Web GIS can be used to improve real-time GIS disaster response.

Cassie Hansen
FireWhat, Inc. GIS Team

 

Conservation / Environment / Sustainability

O'ahu Projects

O'ahu Projects

Story Map Journal

Trust for Public Land has worked extensively on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii. Dive in and check out what they’ve been up to!

Lindsay Withers and Carolyn Ives
The Trust for Public Land

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