GIS Day is Coming up!

I’m looking forward to GIS Day at the University of Illinois on Tuesday, November 15! This year, I’m presenting a 5 minute lightning talk for the event, “15 Online Mapping Tools and Resources to Empower K-12 Students with Valuable Knowledge and Skills”. Below is a GIS Day video to get you in the spirit!

To share or not to share

To share with everyone, with a group, or not to share are considerations with all online media and maps are no exception. An ArcGIS Online account for schools offers all these options. Audience is the primary consideration in determining sharing privileges.

The Story Map Tour below is an example of an embedded Story Map. Since this map has been developed to be embedded in a website, the map has been shared with “everyone”. A stroll through Springfield Illinois’ Memorial Gardens in full fall splendor inspired this Story Map. This is a link to more information about embedding Story Maps:


Twitter users: I collected some great @EsriStoryMaps for education and would love to have more! Please share your favorites using #k12storymap.