Mapping for Collaboration Webinar Series

January – March 2021

Maps are a proven way to bring partners around the table and identify areas and issues of common concern. Everything happens somewhere! In this webinar series, we will explore some approaches to using maps to communicate collaborative efforts.

Topics include:
– Online sources of free maps and geographic information
– Web-based tools for creating and sharing maps
– How collaboratives can share their activities and accomplishments with ArcGIS Story Maps

These webinars are for those who are not geographic information professionals but need to use, make, and share maps as part of your collaborative efforts. Share your questions, experiences, and the challenges you have faced in working with maps and geographic information.

Wednesday, January 27, 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Map and Geographic Information Sources. There is an enormous amount of free and high-quality geographic information available to anyone with an internet connection. This webinar will examine a few of these, including the USGS National Map; state and local geographic information clearinghouses; and other publicly accessible sources such as Google Maps and ESRI’s Living Atlas of the World.

Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Creating and Sharing Maps with Online Tools. There are many free or inexpensive web-based tools for creating and sharing maps. This session will showcase a few common web mapping platforms, including the USGS National Map Advanced Viewer, Google Maps, and ESRI’s ArcGIS Online.

March (1/2 day, Date and time TBD). Getting Started with ESRI’s ArcGIS Story Maps. Story Maps are a compelling way for a collaborative to share its activities and accomplishments among its partners and with the public. This hands-on workshop with show you how easy it is to tell your story with this powerful, web-based tool. Note: A User, Publisher, or Administrator role in an ArcGIS organization is required. Get a free trial at
All webinars will be conducted via Zoom. To register or for questions, contact Joe Zebrowski at or 505-718-8168

Map and Geographic Information Sources for Collaboration – Part 1 Story Map
Creating and Sharing Maps with Online Tools – Part Two Story Map