ArcGIS StoryMaps: Digital Storytelling

Stories are powerful communication tools. When combined with an interactive map, a story takes on a greater sense of place, illustrates spatial relationships and possesses a visual appeal that can empower your narrative and have a meaningful impact on the end user.

In this course designed for GIS practitioners who work in a variety of fields, you’ll learn how to effectively use ArcGIS StoryMaps, an application that combines maps, text, videos, photos and other visual media. Through lecture and hands-on exercises, you’ll explore techniques for using StoryMaps’ powerful tools to construct a digital story. The course will also focus on best practices when combining spatial and non-spatial data. Your studies will culminate with the creation of a personal StoryMap that will demonstrate your understanding of the tool, its many features and how they can be leveraged to make information more accessible to peers, stakeholders and the general public.

Learning Outcomes

  • Navigate within ArcGIS Online, including finding data sources and publishing your own data
  • Efficiently utilize StoryMaps’ multi-media tools
  • Effectively combine spatial and non-spatial data
  • Create insightful, engaging stories

Skills You Will Gain

  • ArcGIS Online
  • StoryMaps
  • Storytelling through interactive map design

Who Should Enroll in this Course

  • GIS Analysts
  • GIS Specialists
  • Cartographers
  • Geospatial analysts
  • Non-GIS practitioners who otherwise utilize spatial information for their work 
Academic Units
0
Section Number
222GIS124
Instruction Method
Classroom + extended classroom

Location

International Center

463 California Ave, Davis, CA, 95616

Section Notes

This class is scheduled to be held in-person. See our COVID Information page for a complete list of safety policies and requirements for entering the classroom. 

Please enroll before November 27 in order for students to secure their UC Davis computing accounts and access to CPE's workspaces. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Discounts

APA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

AEP

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.