Geo-Quest

List of links to Storymap and Web Map prototypes that are under development for the California Atlas 2.0.

Storymaps

Storymaps are web applications that combine interactive web maps with photos, text and pop-ups to present engaging, curated geographically-based narrative to support California Atlas lessons.
Note: All links open in a new browser tab and some  may be slow to load

Our California GeoTour screenshot Our California GeoTour
This GeoTour is a companion piece to the book Our California by Pam Muñoz Ryan was made using National Geographic’s Mapmaker Interactive.
Authors: Stephanie Maxin, Joan Bray and Emily Schell for the California Geographic Alliance
California Missions Story Map screenshot 21 Spanish missions built in Alta California from 1769 until 1823
This Story Map extends the California Missions map from p.23 of the print version of the California Atlas and is based on the Countdown Story Map Template.
Video: How to use the California Missions Story Map (YouTube)
Authors: Cynthia Paloma, Yi-ting Chuang and Trevore Humphrey for the California Geographic Alliance
California Gold Rush Story Map screenshot California Gold Rush
This Story Map extends the Gold Rush map from p.27 and the Gold Rush Routes map from p.26 of the print version of the California Atlas and is based on the Story Map Journal Template.
Video: How to use the California Gold Rush Story Map (YouTube)
Authors: Cynthia Paloma, Yi-ting Chuang and Trevore Humphrey for the California Geographic Alliance
California Railroad Development Story Map screenshot Railroad development in California since 1870
This Story Map extends the Railroad Development map from p.30 of the print version of the California Atlas and is based on the Storytelling Side Accordion Template.
Video: How to use the Railroad Development in California Story Map (YouTube)
Authors: Cynthia Paloma, Yi-ting Chuang and Trevore Humphrey for the California Geographic Alliance
Territorial Evolution of California Story Map screenshot Evolution of California’s territorial boundaries since 1821
This Story Map extends the Territorial Evolution of California map from p.28 of the print version of the California Atlas and is based on the Story Map Tabbed Viewer Template.
Video: How to use the Territorial Evolution of California Story Map (YouTube)
Authors: Cynthia Paloma, Yi-ting Chuang and Trevore Humphrey for the California Geographic Alliance
Note: This Story Map takes a very long time to load
California Colleges Story Map screenshot California 4 year public and private universities and 2 year public colleges
This Story Map extends the Public Colleges & Universities map from p.50 of the print version of the California Atlas and is based on the Shortlist Story Map Template.
Video: How to use the California Colleges Story Map (YouTube)
Authors: Cynthia Paloma, Yi-ting Chuang and Trevore Humphrey for the California Geographic Alliance
1915 Balboa Park Map screenshot 1915-2015 Centennial Panama-California Exposition
In 1915 San Diego hosted the Panama-California Exposition to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. San Diego was the first port of call in the U.S. after entering the Pacific Ocean through the canal which made it an ideal location for the Exposition. The San Diego City Park was renamed Balboa Park prior to the Exposition to commemorate Vasco Núñez de Balboa being the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean. This map is created based on the Story Map Journal Template.
Authors: Trevore Humphrey for the California Geographic Alliance

Storymaps by collaborations

Switching from Fish to Bugs shortcut Cricket Busters: Switching from Fish to Bugs
This Story Map was produced by students at Clark Magnet High and outlines a potential solution to the global crisis of overfishing.
Author: Dominique Evans-Bye (teacher)
EXPLORE – Follow the Anza Expedition
From: Juan Bautista De Anza
This map follows the first expedition to permanently settle California. Follow the journey day by day and read entries from the journals of the leaders of the expedition.
Where Does Your Water Come From?
From: The Nature Conservancy, California

This interactive map allows you to see where your drinking water comes from and what issues might be affecting its sustainability.
Geographic Impacts of Global Change shortcut Geographic Impacts of Global Change: Mapping the Stories of Californians
This Story Map was created by a group of Stanford students led by graduate student instructors Alexis Mychajliw and Melissa Kemp, under the guidance of Professor Elizabeth Hadly. It is based on the Story Map Tabbed Viewer Template.
Authors: Elizabeth Hadly, Alexis Mychajliw and Melissa Kemp from Biology, Stanford UniversityAcknowledgements

Story Map by Dr. Joseph Kerski

San Diego State University Geography Department Colloquium
A huge honor to give the Geography Department colloquium there. I have enormous respect for my colleague Dr Ming-Hsiang Tsou there and others. This story map is based on the Story Map Tour Template.
Authors: Dr. Joseph Kerski

Story Maps by ESRI

California Historic Drought California Historic Drought
A story map based on California’s historic drought of 2014! You will find reservoir levels and snow pack comparisons inside along with alarming information regarding California’s dire water situation!Author:Story Map created by Tom Bleicher, 2014.  Photos courtesy of DWR, Getty Images, LA Times.If you recognize a photo that’s yours, please let me know so I can provide credit!
Anthropocene Atlas Anthropocene Atlas
This Story Map illustrates why scientists say we are now in an age shaped by human activity and also identifies solutions that could help create a more resilient global community.
The World’s 50 Largest Ports The World’s 50 Largest Ports
This Story Map allows you to see how the global supply chain is supported by a network of shipping ports and investigate each port in detail.
The Living Wage Map The Living Wage Map
This map shows the calculated living wage (based on MIT’s Living Wage Calculator) for each county in the United States and shows the current gap between the legal minimum wage and the living wage.

Web Maps

Web maps provide map exploration tools without the framing narrative and supporting imagery of the Storymaps, allowing the explorer to discover their own connections. Two ways are provided to view the web maps – first, by clicking on the thumbnail in the gallery, which displays the web map in a Classic Map Viewer application which permits explorers to turn map features on and off at will, change the base map imagery, take measurements, and go to map Bookmarks. The second way to view a web map is directly in ArcGIS Online, described below the Web Map gallery. Note: All links open in a new browser tab and may be slow to load

Web Map Gallery

Open web maps in ArcGIS Online

Clicking on these links will open web maps in ArcGIS Online without a login. This adds more controls such as the ability to modify symbols, do basic filtering and view the underlying data table. You may also log into your ArcGIS Online account to view the web maps. Logging in from a free ArcGIS Online Public account adds the ability to save a copy of the map and add your own data to create your own map. Logging in from an ArcGIS Online Organization Account adds powerful analysis tools and the ability to publish your own web maps hosted on the ArcGIS Online Cloud. ArcGIS Online Organization Accounts are free for K-12 schools through Esri’s support of the ConnectEd program: http://connected.esri.com/

California Colleges Web Map screenshot California 4 year public and private universities, and 2 year public colleges
California Colleges Enrollment Web Map screenshot Enrollment at California 4 year public and private universities, and 2 year public colleges
California Highways Web Map screenshot California highways
California Trade Routes Web Map screenshot California trade routes