Developed on Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform, story maps are stand-alone web-based resources that – as the title suggests – lead a viewer through a narrative through an interface that can combine maps, text, videos, photos, and other media with templates, map interfaces, and navigation devices designed by Esri. Though the story itself may be linear, GIS-based map layers add multiple dimensions, allowing users to interactively find information for the locations they’re most interested in.
The storymap tells the story of the new North American Forest Database (NAFD), developed by scientists from Mexico, the U. S., and Canada to manage forest inventory data and enable consistent continental-scale forest assessment.
This story map demonstrates the variety of treatments involved in the program, depicting the more than 1 million acres treated by federal, state and private landowners over a 13-year period. In addition to the treatments, the maps show the 2012 Southern Pine Beetle Hazard-Rating Map created by the Forest Health Technology Enterprise team.
This site contains annual updates from the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis program (FIA). FIA annual updates provide current estimates of the extent and condition of forest resources for each state in the U.S.
A story map that allows users to interactively chart the ebb and flow of forest products across the southern states. Consists of FIA data loaded onto the Esri ArcGIS Online platform.