Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Free GIS Training Available May 7

Storytelling with Maps:  ESRI GIS Live Training Seminars

ESRI, the leading publisher of GIS software, is offering a free training seminar about how to create and publish story maps.  Bern Szukalski and Rupert Essinger will present “Telling Your Story with ESRI Story Maps” on May 7 at noon, 2:00, and 6:00 pm Eastern time.

From ESRI:  ESRI story maps are an exciting and popular feature of the ArcGIS platform that combine maps, photos, text, and other media, in a single interactive application. Any topic or project that includes a map can be a story map. Their engaging, easy- and fun-to-use format makes story maps especially ideal for public outreach, stakeholder engagement, and GIS project presentations. In this seminar, attendees will learn about ESRI application templates that simplify story map creation and require no coding. The presenters will discuss how to choose the best template for a project and the steps to create a compelling story map from a template.

After viewing this seminar, you will understand how to:  Access the Story Maps Gallery to find inspiration; select a suitable story map template to showcase your story; and get started using the three most popular story map application templates.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library offers access to GIS software and online GIS tutorials, datasets, online mapping applications, in-house GIS data, and one-on-one assistance from the GIS Specialist.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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