Indiana and Story Maps


The link below came to me today through the NSGIC community and it is such a cool map I just had to pass it along. The story map is “Re-imagining Minard’s map of Napoleon’s March on Moscow”, and the map [and template] come from Esri. This is a very cool interactive map!!!!


So what does this have to do with Indiana?

At our IGIC Board meeting yesterday, we were just talking about that with the recent launch of both our Indiana State Government and IndianaMap ArcGIS for Organization web sites, we are now able to build story maps of Indiana that leverage our existing GIS resources. Here are the links to our two new sites:

State of Indiana:
IGIC IndianaMap:

We already have a Story Map example available on the State’s site and we plan to publish some soon to the IndianaMap site.

Potato Creek State Park Story Map created by Mike Martin with DNR:
Not an IndianaMap, but cool:

The IGIC Board of Directors yesterday also discussed an idea for IGIC in 2015 to create an IndianaMap Story Map Competition / Event for K-12, College Student and Public participation. More information on these competitions coming in early 2015, but you do not need to wait for us!

You can start creating your own Indiana story maps today that leverage over 260 layers of IndianaMap data already available on

Learn about Esri Story Maps here –

If you do not already have a free Esri Global Account and login go here and select “CREATE A PUBLIC ACCOUNT” and log into –

Then, adding IndianaMap layers to your map in use: “+Add- Search For Layers – In: ArcGIS Online”, and enter “IndianaMap” in the Find: box and click [GO], and you are on your way!

Once you’ve made a cool map please share it with the world and be sure to send me a link –


  1. The Story Map competition sounds like a great idea. I would be interested in participating. Please post any updates.

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