The Okavango Delta – EarthViews 360° StoryMap — WINNER OF ESRI’S 2022 STORYMAP OF THE YEAR COMPETITION!
One of Africa’s most remote and mysterious landscapes empties its precious water into an oasis in the Kalahari, and one of the most diverse and biologically spectacular places on earth springs forth. This StoryMap shows how Angola’s highlands feed the Okavango Delta, and the innovative research that’s being done to conserve the waterways, the ecosystems, and the human communities of this remarkable place. We partnered with EarthViews, The Wild Bird Trust, and National Geographic’s Okavango Wilderness Project to help tell this chapter in the Okavango’s broader story. Take a journey and discover its amazing inhabitants, the threats that loom over it, and the creative conservation methods that are being employed to help save it.
We are so lucky to have happened upon Katie and Mark’s work and their ability to take our functional solutions and ideas and blossom them into a multi-sensory trip through the rivers we map. I’m excited to continue our partnership with Blue Water GIS and let their amazing storytelling take us all on new journeys.