People have used maps to tell stories for centuries. Stories about places and human patterns can show new perspectives on society and lead to increased understanding and collaboration.
In this course Esri’s ArcGIS Online software will be used to create story-maps and serve apps on the web. The story-maps will include narrative language and media content such as photos and videos that provide context for the web-maps. No software installation is necessary to create and explore a story-map, since standard web-browser controls allow interactive engagement with the web-maps and spatial data content.
Students will learn how to create and manage geospatial data layers for integration into web maps and web apps. We will use ArcGIS Online to access demographic and business variables and apply symbols, create labels, and filters, and compute analytical layers, then publish their maps for others to view as interactive web-apps.
There is no prerequisite to take this course. Students should be familiar with web browser controls, and have some experience using Excel spreadsheet software.
Students who enroll should be comfortable using computers, have a knowledge of basic algebra, and some experience using spreadsheet software like Excel. Knowing how to navigate the Windows file/folder system in some depth will help you avoid a "double learning curve." Both upper and lower division students are welcome.