Press Release | 16/10/15
Waterford Viking Triangle Story Map
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Waterford Viking Triangle is Waterford’s Cultural and Heritage quarter. It is characterised by narrow streets, atmospheric public spaces and an array of cultural & heritage attractions. Jon Hawkins, Waterford City and County Council created two maps using ArcGIS Online to meet the request from Waterford Viking Triangle and help deliver on a number of its objectives, which centre around promotion and engagement within its specific geographical area.
The story map tour was created first and was designed to replace the existing 1000 years in 1000 paces map and to promote the main attractions within the Waterford Viking Triangle in a user friendly manner. The benefit of using the story map template is that it offers better engagement and interaction for users, also the easy to use template means that lack of technical skills are no longer an issue and untrained staff within the Waterford Viking Triangle can update and modify the story map. This negates the need to engage and pay for a web developer to make changes.
The initial story map tour was well received and resources and time were made available to collate content and replace all the existing maps with a story map shortlist; with tabs for Attractions, Food & Drink and Accommodation. The main reason for the story map shortlist was to present all the attractions in and around the Viking Triangle and also the accommodation and food & drink options. The shortlist allows users to focus on what is available within the triangle but also gives them the option to move the map around and view what is available outside the area.