King County needed a vibrant, accessible platform to tell stories and provide resources for people with a disability during the pandemic.
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.
Monica Van der Vieren, who works as a King County Wastewater Treatment Division community relations planner, has created a new visually stunning Story Map, “On the Trail of the North American Buffalo” which tells the story of the North American buffalo and promotes bison and prairie conservation.
Check out King County’s new farmers markets web page! You can find where to shop for farm fresh food and learn more about farmers markets using two ArcGIS Online tools, a web map and a story map, both of which we helped build here in the King County GIS Center Client Services group.