USA: Esri released an interactive story map that gives a class-based view of the survivability of the Titanic shipwreck, in honour of the 100th anniversary of the sinking. The map story looks at the geography, class, and fate of the passengers on the ship. The online mapping application geocoded the hometowns of all passengers (Titanic’s crew was not included) and identifies them by the type of class they were travelling on (first, second, and third class).
The map also highlighted that passengers in first class had a higher survival rate than those in second class, where there were more dead than survivors. About three quarters of the people in third class, which was mostly occupied by immigrants, died when the Titanic struck the iceberg on April 14, 1912.
The story map allows people to find out a bit of each passenger. Clicking on Switzerland, we can get a snapshot of the story behind third-class passenger Albert Wirz, who emigrated Switzerland, boarded in the UK, and intended to settle in Wisconsin.