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American Association of Geographers Honors Esri's Allen Carroll with Media Achievement Award

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Renowned Cartographer Recognized by AAG for Work in Educating with
Maps

Esri,
the global leader in spatial analytics, today announced that Allen
Carroll, leader of the Esri Story Maps team, has been given the Media
Achievement Award for 2018 by the American Association of Geographers
(AAG).

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Esri announces that Allen Carroll, leader of the Esri Story Maps team, has been given the Media Achi ...

Esri announces that Allen Carroll, leader of the Esri Story Maps team, has been given the Media Achievement Award for 2018 by the American Association of Geographers (AAG). (Photo: Business Wire)

At Esri, Carroll and his team conceptualized and created a suite of
Story Maps web applications. These are open-source GIS tools that have
been used by government and business organizations, community groups,
journalists, scholars, and students to tell their stories elegantly and
accessibly via interactive online maps and multimedia content.

"Maps provide a uniquely powerful way to organize and present
information," said Carroll. "The aim of our Story Maps apps is to
provide people with tools to easily and clearly convey complex issues in
a context that everyone is familiar with: location."

Prior to joining Esri, Carroll had a long and prestigious career
creating wall maps, atlases, and information graphics. He served as
chief cartographer and executive vice president of National Geographic
Maps, was art director of National Geographic magazine and the
National Geographic Society's 1988 Historical Atlas of the United
States
, and oversaw publication of multiple editions of the National
Geographic Atlas of the World
.

To date, more than 500,000 Story Maps apps have been created, and they
have had a particularly strong impact in the classroom. Story Maps apps
allow teachers to give students the opportunity to develop scholarly and
creative projects and tools, promoting public access to geographic data,
concepts, and resources.

To learn more about Esri Story Maps, visit storymaps.arcgis.com/.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS)
software, offers the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics
technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the
full potential of data to improve operational and business results.
Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations
including the world's largest cities, most national governments,
75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and
universities. Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital
transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and location analytics to
inform the most authoritative maps in the world. Visit us at esri.com.

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