Kansas Association of Mappers

Submitted by: Amy Roust, Douglas County

Story map link: http://arcg.is/1aKWjX

In May 2018, partners across Kansas hosted the Harvesting Opportunity in Kansas Symposium at the University of Kansas School of Business. 150+ farmers, bankers, economic development professionals, extension professionals, and community development advocates gathered to learn, share, and discuss a key idea: How can we build true community wealth in Kansas through food and farming? This story map summarizes the event highlights and provides links to all of the meeting materials, including videos, presentation slides, and books.

A collaborative team made up of former and current Douglas County staff brought this story map to fruition. Content was provided by Kansas Rep. Eileen Horn (D-Lawrence); Sustainability and Food Systmems Planner for Douglas County Helen Schnoes, AICP; and Douglas County Sustainability Director Jasmin Moore. Senior GIS Analyst for Douglas County Amy Roust, GISP, built the story map using the content provided by the team.


Submitted by: Sherie Taylor, Riley County

http://gisapps.rileycountyks.gov/publicmaps/ select ISO RATING

This app allows insurance companies that use the ISO rating to determine the ISO rating of a property in Riley County. Properties within 1000' of a fire hydrant is rated as a Class 5, properties outside of 1000' of a fire hydrant but within 5 road miles of a 5Y rated fire station are a Class 5Y, properties within 5 road miles of just the May Day Fire Station are a Class 9 and properties outside of 5 road miles of any 5Y station or any road that is not gravel/paved or concrete is a Class 10.

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Submitted by: Christopher Calkins, Enertech

I created this map for my bachelor party in July. The party goers embarked on a city-wide tour of the breweries in Wichita. There are nine breweries here, but unfortunately our late-night drinking prowess is not what it used to be, and we only made it to six. This map is meant to be printed off to aid with planning the route of the tour, and to record the beverages sampled along the way. I, Christopher Calkins, am its creator. I used ArcMap 10.1 to create it, and the basemap included is ESRI's World Street Map. I finished it July 19th, 2018, and I sure had a lot of fun making it, and enjoying local craft brews with my friends.


Submitted by: Justin Hawley, PROCESSOR-GIS, LLC

A cartogram map displaying Kansas County population for year 2016. Map was produced in April 2017.

Submitted by: Jared Tremblay, Flint Hills MPO

The Flint Hills MPO worked with Flint Hills ATA Bus to create a new public transit system. This new system greatly increases coverage as well as frequency.

The new map was made entirely without GIS or ESRI products. Instead, I used a free design software called Inkscape. Inkscape allows for more versatility and usability with features such as layers, unlimited color options, and imagery imports, with many less windows and a faster environment.

The new map while not to scale, and in fact, skewed or compacted in many areas, is a large improvement from the old map (see right). The new map is easy to read, clean, and clear.

Date: August 2018

Submitted by: Will Trimble, Shawnee County

Using ArcGIS Pro's new symbolization tools, this map was created to highlight drive time areas for a local fire district in Shawnee County. Paper Map 36x 48.

Submitted by: Will Trimble and Lee Allen, Shawnee County

Shawnee County Tax Units. Using ArcGIS Pro custom symbology, this map was created to allow viewers to easily distinguish between areas where boundaries change and symbolized layers are easily identifiable. Printed Map 36 x 48.

Submitted by: Tyler Fleming, Douglas County

The "Douglas County Appraisal Index Map" used by Appraisers and GIS staff references the Map and Parcel Numbering System. Township, Range, and PLSS Roads are labeled around the perimeter. Labeled within county limits are the Map Numbers, Section Numbers and Quarter Sections that serve as area locators for Parcel Identification Numbers. The map is broken down into three different Index Scales and color coded appropriately.  

Submitted by: Blaike Davidson, Johnson County

Anhydrous Ammonia facilities in relation to population density of Johnson County. 


Submitted by Meg Shoffner, Johnson County

Growing Futures Early Education Center is a non-profit organization providing quality early education opportunities and family support services for children in Johnson County, Kansas. With this cascade story map, Johnson County AIMS helped them visualize their research and understand where their current enrolled families live as well as the general poverty in the county. Knowing this information and being able to share it helped communicate the needs of the organization as well as helps them begin the consider where a 2nd physical location could be located to be most effective for families in need. We incorporated both static maps as well as interactive clickable maps with data within the story map.

Story map link: http://arcg.is/191GvC

Submitted by: Joann Smith,  TREKK Design Group

The business risk assessment model aids in determining which sanitary sewer pipes have the highest likelihood of failure. This model takes ratings from eight different variables combining them into a three category range that provides a final rating of impact for failure. The variables considered are Inflow and Infiltration, Critical Customer, Material and Age, Relative Network, Environmental Sensitivity, Size, Location and Depth. Each of these variables have their own criticality rating that describes how the sewer pipe rates based on the data stored within that variable. The goal of this model is to predict which pipes have the highest consequence during a failure in an effort to prevent the risk of hazard to customers.

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