Bureau of Land Mgmt Launches Public Land Travelogues Via Esri’s ArcGIS-Based Story Maps; Allen Carroll Comments

GeocodingThe Bureau of Land Management has introduced travelogues based on Esri-built Story Maps in an effort to promote exploration of public lands managed by the agency.

The travelogues by Bob Wick, a photographer and a wilderness specialist at BLM, document Wick’s trips to public lands as part of the bureau’s My Public Lands awareness campaign, Esri said Tuesday.

The bureau also featured Wick’s travelogues on its Tumblr blog, dubbed #traveltuesday.

Each Story Map is based on Esri’s ArcGIS geographic information system and designed to help users integrate maps with text, images and other multimedia content to develop travelogues, travel guides and other reports.

“The ArcGIS platform has been used for many years for geographic data management and analysis by federal agencies,” said Allen Carroll, program manager for Story Maps at Esri.

“It’s really exciting to see these national organizations use the Esri storytelling medium to engage the public.”

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