This past spring, I had an opportunity to visit Topsail (local abbreviation of the park’s name) while I was taking a GIS class at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC). I decided to develop a GIS map of Topsail concentrating on the endangered species of the park, along with points of interests for new park visitors.
I developed several items for this project: an ESRI story map, an ArcGIS on-line interactive map, and a PowerPoint presentation of the GIS map’s development. The links are listed below.
ESRI Story Map: http://arcg.is/1EqNzkO
ArcGIS On-Line Interactive Map: http://arcg.is/1bEkIiN
To my surprise, WaltonOutdoors.com, a county tourism site run by volunteers, decided to write an article about these mapping efforts and posted it, along with the maps’ links on their website.
Walton County Tourism Website Article: http://www.waltonoutdoors.com/arkansas-student-documents-topsail-hill-preserve-state-park-for-gis-project/
I really enjoyed working on this project! I look forward to visiting this Florida State Park again and discovering even more about it!
12-9-15 Post Script - ESRI changed the configuration steps for their Story Map product, so I had to remake the story map recently. I did a quick job of it and it does not contain as much information as the original Story Map version.