With the world around us in a constant state of development and increasing complexity, our mapping technologies must also grow in order to keep pace. At the front of the pack on this effort is Esri’s story map technology, which has already made waves in several use cases across tribal governments.
The story maps have been deployed to address a diverse range of challenges including revamping dated web services and increasing their accessibility by users, depicting the results of environmental change upon natural resources and vegetation, to consolidating and synthesizing data regarding history, law and policy across large areas of territory.
In discussing her experience with the technology, Beckie Howell, director of GIS at the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians described the contribution of the technology to her team’s mission to reboot the Indian Canyons trail website as “…twofold, the first being providing maps and detailed information about the trails and the second was to showcase the breathtaking beauty of the Indian Canyons.”, she said, “Immediately I thought a story map would be the perfect way to meld those two objectives.”
There may not be a map to the future, but Esri’s story map technology certainly seems to be taking us in the right direction.