Washington’s Ice Age Floods Story Map Wins the ESRI Grand Prize!

Our WGS story map highlighting the ice-age floods that shaped the landscape of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington won the grand prize for scientific/technical story maps at the ESRI User Conference in San Diego last week. Woo hoo!

The Washington Ice Age Floods Story Map tells the story of cataclysmic outburst floods that shaped the landscape of the Pacific Northwest during the last ice age. With imagery, maps and video, this story map follows the devastating deluge of the Missoula floods as it tore across the landscape, from its origins in western Montana to its terminus at the Pacific Ocean.

Our Award-Winning GIS Cartographer

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Dan Coe (right) and ESRI CEO Jack Dangermond

The mastermind behind this story map is our own very talented cartographer, Dan Coe. Dan also does all of the cartography for our geologic and hazard maps, maintains our website, and creates our interpretive lidar posters.

On ESRI award day, Dan also won the second prize for his story map submission of “Native Trees of the Pacific Northwest“, which he created in his spare time. He’s quite the overachiever and we’re extremely lucky to have him with us.