This demonstrates a growing ability to use story maps to build a greater understanding of how some places are blessed with great wealth while others are less fortunate due to great poverty.
I'll reach out to ESRI, but the next layer of information on maps like this should be borrowed from my own history of building map overlays that show locations of non-school tutor and/or mentoring programs in different neighborhoods, as part of a strategy intended to draw resources to existing programs while helping new programs start where few or none exist.
a blog article that illustrates how I've been trying to use maps. Imagine what might result if teams of students, volunteers and map-makers were duplicating the Tutor/Mentor Connection's 4-part strategy, and were producing map stories using current StoryMap tools, to draw attention to inequality, violence and other indicators of need, and were drawing resources to organizations working to reduce those inequalities.
That could be happening in every part of the world if a few leaders would step forward to make it happen.
11/30/16 update: Here's a New York Times story about immigration, that uses maps and animation to tell the story in a visual way.
12/20/16 update: Here's another ESRI storymap, this time telling the story of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
1/11/17 update: Story map showing 10 most segregated cities in the US
6/28/17 update: See how Crain's Chicago Business uses this Wealth Divides map in it's own analysis. click here