Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas is a communications lead and content strategist on Esri's StoryMaps team. She manages the annual ArcGIS StoryMaps competition, digital platforms, and storytelling campaigns that feature storytellers globally. Prior to joining Esri, Michelle created digital campaigns at the U.S. Interior Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture. She leveraged Esri's storytelling tools at both agencies, tying people, resources, and places together through stories. She joined Esri's StoryMaps team to share those experiences widely and empower storytellers to tell stories that matter.

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Announcing ArcGIS StoryMaps short video series

Announcing the launch of ArcGIS StoryMaps short videos: a series of videos sharing little tips that can have a big impact on your stories.

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Crafting conservation stories — protecting our planet, one story at a time

Get storytelling advice and conservation inspiration from the winners of the 2023 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition.

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Celebrating the science of dark skies through storytelling

Rediscover the wonder of dark skies and the data behind your nighttime view from a U.S. National Park Service scientist and storyteller.

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A Grand Collaboration: Telling place-based stories together for a cause

Get the story behind the story. Learn how partners use GIS and StoryMaps to follow the endangered Colorado River and its impacts downstream.

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Illustrating the point: A conversation about storytelling through design

Gustavo Cardenas, StoryMaps graphic designer, and three teammates chat about the impact of illustration and design in story narratives.

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Let our 2023 favorites inspire your 2024 storytelling

Wrap up the year and get inspired for 2024 with our 2023 favorite stories and downloadable wallpapers.

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Meet the 2023 Storytellers of the Year

Restore local rivers, track pink dolphins, and explore Indigenous territories — discover what's possible with ArcGIS StoryMaps and GIS.

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For the love of GIS

GIS Day 2023 is Nov 15 — only two weeks away! Celebrate GIS and the people behind the maps with our featured storyteller interviews.

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Meet your 2023 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition judges at the Storytelling for Conservation webinar

Join Esri's StoryMaps team and 2023 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition judges at a free webinar focused on place-based storytelling for conservation.

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