General Guidelines
Design: The GTRI Case Study must be presented on the ESRI Story Maps platform.
Map: At least two relevant maps must be prominently located, one must be of your own design and a second can be
drawn from another source.
Data visualizations: The project needs to contain at least three visualizations that contain no fewer than seven
databases. That is, two visualizations can compare a minimum of two data sets while the third must have at least three.
Photos: Each Story Map must have at least two images of the described phenomenon or a graphic that helps to further
illustrate the data or literature.
Captions: All photos, graphs, maps, graphics must be legible, presented at high resolution, and carry proper descriptions
and attributions. Framed items (photos, graphs, etc.) need to be labeled as Image [1], Map [1], Photo [1], etc. The
captions should indicate data sources.
Citation and Attribution: All sources in footnote notation style at the bottom (or end) of the document in a discreet, yet legible
style. (Style is at your discretion, but needs consistency).
• Citations should include hotlinks when possible and desirable.
• No fewer than 10 sources including but not limited to:
Peer-reviewed academic article; UNWTO data; Print (books, pamphlets, documents, newspaper,
magazine); Electronic Media (television, video, email, social media, etc.); Government papers and
reports; white papers and reports; Industry data.
• All sources must be entered into the project’s Zotero folder with perfect metadata.
Required text sections: (NB: these headings do not have to appear as “Title”, “Relevance”, etc. but are indications of
the general headings that are required. That is, do not take this too literally, but as a guide or template).
Title (Max 10 words): An appropriate, descriptive title that invites further interest.
Subtitle (Max 20): Explains the specific dynamics understudy while clarifying the title.
Problem/Public Interest (30-40 words): A clearly stated problem statement that explains how the case study
explores overtourism in a specific context. This should include a temporal and geographic framing.
Relevance (30-60 words): This should explain why this is an important issue and should include primary data,
media and academic reports, and government responses, if available.
Objective (40-100 words): Clearly stated objective that contains at least two key terms and an operational
dynamic. Refer to Framing a Research Question assignment.
Interpretation (200-400 words): Arranged near or around the data, the analysis should interpret the data and
provide insight into them. This interpretation should move through and follow correlations and causalities through
scaled temporal and spatial frames (Scale-up and down: from bird’s-eye-view to microbes: what would John Snow do?).
It should also include an exploration/explanation of the stakeholder network, highlighting asymmetries of power.
Global Tourism Risk Case Study Requirements Summer 2020, p.2
Analysis / Forecast (150-200 words): What is coming
next? What are the questions that follow from this research? Who/What/Where to watch? What do the data indicate?
What do the experts say? You do not have to “solve” the problem, but indicate questions for future research and speak
to the importance of this research.
Bibliography: All bibliographic references with perfect metadata in a Zotero folder titled with the geographic
location of the case study and the Semester [i.e. Venice S20; NYC S20].
Submission and Data Storage
Submission: Via NYU Classes and the StoryMaps site. Students should each submit a copy of the final folder.
Within the folder there need to be the following items:
• Link to the story map
• Link to data visualizations
• Copies of datasets in excel
The research and production sequence for the Global Tourism Risk Index Case Study is as follows:
1. Case Study Proposal
2. Data collection
3. Data visualizations
4. Maps
5. Bibliography
6. Final project