Recently Ben Silver, GIS analyst and associate at BERK Consulting, developed an innovative story map to solicit public input for King County’s Shoreline Master Plan update. Story mapping is a web-based system in Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform that makes it possible to combine images, interactive maps, narrative text, and other multimedia content into engaging presentations that tell compelling stories. Ben tells the story behind the story map in this article submitted to GIS & You.
King County’s marine research vessel, the SoundGuardian, spends much of its time on Puget Sound monitoring water quality, collecting samples to check on marine health, and maintaining marine buoys. Recently though, it went on its latest mission as part of a multi-year project to survey the King County saltwater shorelines and I was aboard.