NCEI Story Maps: Bringing Data to Life

Heather McCullough, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Boulder, CO, United States, Barbara Ambrose, National Centers for Environmental Information, Stennis, United States, Megan Cromwell, NOAA NCEI, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, Kaitlin Palubicki, National Centers for Environmental Information/Northern Gulf Institute, Stennis, MS, United States, Angela Sallis, NOAA NCEI/General Dynamics Information Technology, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and Jesse D Varner, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Boulder, CO, United States
Abstract:
NCEI data have a story to tell. As an organization who values customer service, we want to connect with a diversity of users and do more than merely explain our products. Esri Story Maps have proven to be an effective communication method to present often-complex scientific information or safety information to the public in simple, easy to understand terms, and to show why these matter. This technology combines authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. By combining maps with history and education, we can entice users by transforming our data and products into an interactive, visual narrative accessible to many audiences. The NCEI Story Map Team is a group of GIS and content experts working across the organization to achieve shared communication goals. Learn about NCEI’s Story Maps and discover how we collaborate with scientists to show off our data, and how they can relate to everyone. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/maps