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Creating accounts for staff and students
A step by step guide to set up ArcGIS Online accounts for staff and students.
Survey123: Develop knowledge, skills and confidence
A learning path containing short videos that introduce Survey123 and help you start using it.
Getting Started With Maps and Data in ArcGIS Online
A learning path containing short videos to help you get started using ArcGIS Online.
Fieldwork – mapping river data with ArcGIS Online
Learn how to calculate the Cross Sectional Area, Hydraulic Radius, Velocity and Discharge from your rivers fieldwork data using ArcGIS Online.
Fieldwork – mapping data from a spreadsheet
Discover how to collect and map fieldwork data from a spreadsheet using ArcGIS Online.
The importance of geography and GIS
A great introduction to the application of geography and GIS. A short video that explains how geography and GIS are applied to real world problems.
What is GIS?
A short video explaining what GIS is and how it can be used. The video runs for 60 seconds and can be used as an introduction to GIS.
Getting Started With 3D Maps in ArcGIS Online
A learning path containing short videos to help you get started with 3D maps in ArcGIS Online.
Getting Started With Community Analyst
Community Analyst is part of your school subscription to ArcGIS Online. It gives you detailed socio-demographic data that you can turn into maps at the click of a button. It also allows you to create clear, printable visualisations of that data.
Digital Land Use Surveys
A step by step guide to digitising land use surveys.
Taming Open Data
Sources of free data for schools, and how to use them.
Demographic Data II: Adding data to ArcGIS Online
This storymap looks at how to add data into ArcGIS Online. A step by step guide for extracting data from the Office of National Statistics NOMIS portal is included, along with instructions on how to add this to a map using the 'Join Features' function. Recommended for A Level students wanting to use GIS in their Independent Investigation (NEA).
Demographic Data I: Enriching Maps with ArcGIS Online Data
This storymap is a step by step guide to using the 'enrich layer' function in ArcGIS Online, allowing you to add demographic and economic data quickly and easily to a map. Data sets include population, household composition, income, education and more. It also includes information on how to style your map for presentation or inclusion in a written report. Recommended for A Level students wanting to use GIS in their Independent Investigation (NEA).
Where Harvey Hit Hardest
A detailed and sobering look at the vulnerability of communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, and what happened to some of them after the storm.
The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation: A Student Guide
This storymap explains what the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation is, and how it is calculated. The role of GIS in exploring and interpreting the WIMD is also outlined. Useful for A Level revision and preliminary planning for Independent Inquiry (NEA).
Territorial Claims of the Antarctic
Learn more about the Antarctic Treaty and its impact on Antarctica through this storymap, chronicling the history of territorial claims and active research bases.
Map Skills Questions
A series of multiple choice/fill in the blank 1 and 2 mark questions, suitable for 9-1 GCSE Geography students. Explore the maps and learn more about the different ways of representing data cartographically. These questions have been developed by the Esri UK Education team. They have not been provided or approved by the exam board.
Hurricane Harvey
A fantastic natural hazard case study storymap, produced by the National Weather Service West Gulf River Forecast Center. This includes a host of detail on planning to deal with the threat of the hurricane, associated tornado hazards, and the devastating effects of the costliest disaster in Texas history.
The English Index of Multiple Deprivation: A Student Guide
This storymap explains what the English Index of Multiple Deprivation is, and how it is calculated. The role of GIS in exploring and interpreting the IMD is also outlined. Useful for A Level revision and preliminary planning for Independent Inquiry (NEA).
Where do we live: Exploring UK Population and Urban Change
This powerpoint contains an example lesson using the Where Do We Live? storymap as a digital resource. Students explore and describe the distribution of the UK population, before analysing the distribution and density of people. Key processes of urbanisation, suburbanisation, counter-urbanisation and regeneration are introduced. Please note, file will begin download on click.
Where do we live: a UK population explorer for students
This storymap illustrates major urban trends in the UK over the last 100 years. Key GCSE concepts of suburbanisation, counter-urbanisation and re-urbanisation are outlined and explained. The storymap also serves as a link to case-study maps for major UK cities (currently under construction).
Global Ecosystems Explorer
This storymap introduces the key concept of a global ecosystem or biome, and includes a step by step guide to describing their distributions. Also includes practice exam questions and mark scheme for peer/self assessment.
Water Balance Data Analysis
This story map is a walk-through guide to answering data skills questions at A Level. It includes a step-by-step guide to describing and explaining patterns in spatial (map) data and quantitative (graph) data, and a practice question. It can be used as a classroom activity or set for independent study by students. The Living Atlas Water Balance App provides the data. Prior study of the water cycle component of the Geography A Level may therefore be helpful, but it is not essential. 
Lake District National Park – glaciation and tourism
A brief examination of the extent of some aspects of glaciation in the Lake District, its legacy of poor soils and high fells leading to marginal pastoral agriculture. There is a focus on the costs and benefits of tourism and an opportunity to explore the notions of National Park and World Heritage Site status. There are student activities.
Exploring aspects of London through maps
This StoryMap explores boundaries, deprivation, heat island, demographics, land cover, models of urban land use and transport.
There is a range of activities and questions.
This is not a stand-alone package and may need tailoring to specification content.
Glaciation – past, present and future
This story map takes a look at past and current global and local ice extents; the legacies of glaciation in terms of landforms and living in the landscape. Through a range of maps exercises, links to external web sites, questions, the impacts of glaciation from the global to regional in Britain and Switzerland, glacial erosion, deposition and the state of the cryosphere are explored through maps and images. Some prior knowledge is assumed.
Tornadoes in the US: issues in mapping and risk activity package.
Tornadoes are usually small scale events. Although not true, there is almost an element of bad luck involved in being hit by a tornado even in the worst-hit states (however defined). This StoryMap looks at normalising data, prompts students to seek ways to normalise data and to examine the nature of the risk posed by tornadoes.
Presented with questions and activities based on ArcGIS maps and other sources.
Investigating population density in London
This pdf links to a map on which students (and teachers) can style and filter population density data for two geographies in London - boroughs and LSOAs. With step by step instructions, students should be able to style choropleths and filter for high and low (or any other) values.

It will be necessary to construct questions to help meet learning requirements for specifications.
The World’s Troubled Lands and Political Curiosities
This StoryMap would make good staring point for A Level students exploring issues relating to the creation and stability of nation states. Ranging from long-running issues e.g. Quebec separatism to newly emerging issues e.g. Spratley and Paracel Islands, this resource is a very good way to explore issues around governance, and 'the state.' Students will require direction in terms of research themes.
Managing Studland’s coast and habitats
This storymap explores pressing issues around Studland and the South Haven Peninsula. Rising seas, coastal erosion, tourism and recreation and conservation come together to present some significant management challenges.
This will make a good preparation for fieldwork or provide some useful materials for follow up learning. Contains web links, author photos and other resources. Activities included.
London’s urban heat island
This map can be manipulated to show various aspects of temperatures during the London heatwave of summer 2006.
Temperature maxima, minima, averages and anomalies are available to be styled through the 'Change Style' menu.
Typhoon Haiyan
Typhoon Haiyan was one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever. In addition to tropical cyclones, earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides are frequent hazards making the Philippines one of the 'most hazardous' places in the world,.
The River Piddle in Dorset
A StoryMap to examine aspects of the basin of the River Piddle (or Trent) in Dorset.

Geology, flow, land use, land quality, population density, conservation, flood risk and a flood event report are all presented with some activities for this popular case study and fieldwork destination.
Cockermouth December 2015 flood case study package
Cockermouth has suffered from a number of flood events since the year 2000.
In December 2015 it experienced further flooding from Storm Desmond, but improved defences and an element of luck reduced the overall impact, to an extent.
This case study looks at population, flood risk and historic flood area, and asks questions about the past being a guide to the future in an ear of climate change.
Carlisle Floods Case Study package
This StoryMap contains population, flood risk, flood extent, video and Flood Investigation report information.

There are questions and activities to encourage the use of maps and other information to create a case study 'fact file.'
Choropleths, labels and mapping unemployment
Base on May 2017 unemployment data from the ONS, this is an exercise in "How to" create a choropleth map with scale dependent labels.

Unemployment data was chosen because that fits with the study oc changing economies and regional differences.
River Stour in Dorset – long profile
This Excel file can be used with resources on the River Stour. The data can be used to plot the river's long profile.

Choose the graph type: 'Scatter with Smooth Lines and Markers.'
The River Stour in Dorset
This Story Map examines aspects of the River Stour in Dorset - geology, flood probability, land use and managing of flood risk.

It contains a range of activities and has links to video and data files to plot the river's long profile.
World Population – uneven development
A range of maps and exercises to examine demographic patterns on a global scale.

A useful front of class or revision package, this would work at GCSE or as a refresher for A Level.
Comparing total fertility rates over time
A map comparison app which allows the user to see changes in TFR over the period 1950 to 2015. Some activities are included. They are not obligatory.
Lyme Regis: the case for hard engineering
Lyme Regis has problems with erosion by the sea and from the geology on which it is sited. Managing these risks while maintaining an attractive tourist destination has been a major challenge.

Cost benefit analysis and a full understanding of the processes operating on this coast has led to a wide range of techniques being used to protect the town and its people.
Mapping patterns of crime
This basic "How to..." describes plotting basic point data from the national Police Data website of street crime.

With an ArcGIS Online account more analysis tools are available and further data may be added.
World at Risk activity package
This package takes the World at Risk Story Map and encourages students to both review their knowledge and understanding of key concepts and develop discussion about the natures of hazard, risk, vulnerability and capacity to cope.
Urbanising world activity package
This activity package takes a look urbanisation's global patterns using a Story Map based on UN data. Students are asked to review their knowledge and understanding of terminology and concepts, and also to develop argument and discussion of some of the factors driving urbanisation.
Haiti Earthquake – activity package
This activity package encourages students to investigate issues around one of the deadliest earthquakes of recent times. Some aspects of this package involve reviewing knowledge and understanding, others require higher level evaulative skills and extended writing.
River Tees – source to mouth activity package
This resource works through the tabs of the River Tees Story Map, with activities for students to guide them through investigation and revision based on the material presented and prior knowledge.
Troubled lands and countries of the mind
This Story Map shows how there are challenges to the nation state through separatist movements, disputed territories and stateless 'nations.' A very good introduction to aspects of geopolitics.
Managing Britain’s coal mining legacy
Coal mining has almost disappeared from Britain, but it's legacy remains. This Story Map, by British Coal, shows some of the problems left by mining.
Katrina 10+
This Story Map examines some of the issues following from New Orleans being in the path Hurricane Katrina's wind and storm surge.
A Storymap exploring the plight of refugees
War, sectarian violence, and famine have forced more than 50 million people from their homes—the largest number of displaced people since World War II.

This Storymap explores the global displacement of people due to conflict and natural disasters.
Charging Up: Lifecycle of a Battery
A fascinating Storymap that explains the global story of where the raw materials for batteries are found.

It also looks at the manufacturing process and the impact on the local people where the raw materials are found.
Climate migrants
A Storymap exploring the impact of global warming and it's displacement of people.
How to Combine Color and Size Effectively in Your Maps
A great blog post discussing how to use Smart Mapping in ArcGIS Online to map two variables at one point.
London’s diversity – styling area data
Mapping aspects of London's diversity while developing GIS skills. Boroughs can be styled by number or type of foreign born or ethnic group.
Elevation profile tool
An easy to use elevation profile tool to look at cross sections of the landscape.
Great for map skills and understanding landscape characteristics.
Also great for looking at subduction zones
Using crime data from www.police.uk
A Sway presentation that looks at how to download crime data from www.police.uk website for use in ArcGIS Online.
The Haiti Earthquake – January 12, 2010
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was one of the most deadly in recent decades. Several factors were responsible for the high cost - both human and economic - of this disaster.

This resource and associated worksheet explore this complex natural and man-made disaster.
Urbanised populations 1995 and 2015
This resource is a swipe map for comparing urbanised populations over time.

Clicking on countries reveals pop-ups with more information and the 'swipe' element shows changes, which a dramatic for the 20 year period under consideration. Data from UN.
River Tees – from source to mouth
With links to the National River Flow Archive, and information on land use, flood risk, conservation and some human impacts, a picture of the Tees and its basin is revealed.

Activities for students are incorporated into this resource.
Typhoon Haiyan Storymap
This Storymap looks at where Typhoon Haiyan took place and why it happened.
There are reviews of the main effects and responses, which were strongly influenced by the human and physical geography of the country.
There is also some evaluation of the responses to the storm.
Created by Brendan Conway @mildthing99
The Holderness Coast – living with erosion
Drawing on data from a range of sources - historical and contemporary - this Story Map aims to examine issues concerned with the management of this stretch of coastline in East Yorkshire.
Heat mapping in ArcGIS Online
An in depth blog post from the ArcGIS Online team explaining how to create heat maps in ArcGIS Online
World at Risk
This story map takes notions of exposure, vulnerability, frequency, magnitude and coping capacity and explores them in the context of levels of development with examples including California, Haiti, Nepal, Florida and Japan.
Earthquake data
Earthquake data from the United States Geological Survey.
Select time period that you want and download the .csv file.
Just drag and drop the file onto the map in ArcGIS Online to see the distribution, magnitude and depth of the earthquakes.
How to create flow line maps in ArcGIS Online
Learn how to create flow line or sphere of influence maps using ArcGIS Online.
Understanding contours
A Storymap to help pupils understand contours. Use 2D and 3D maps along with other resources to help pupils with their map skills.
ArcGIS Online – an online course for beginners
A series of five self paced lessons based on Hawaii that will get you started with ArcGIS Online.
Understanding the Geospatial Revolution
A great series of videos from Penn State University detailing the history of mapping and GIS. Four short episodes that showcase the uses and development of GIS from leading experts. A great starter for A level students.