Creating Web Maps for Engagement and GIS Application to the Trails Process
This session will also explain the practical use of GIS technology for numerous applications.
Speakers: Charlynne Smith, GIS Research Associate, North Carolina State University; Robert Chasan, Geographer/GIS Analyst, City of Scottsdale, Arizona; Claire Miller, McDowell Sonoran Preserve Coordinator
A trail system is comprised of networks of pathways, but also a network of partners. Sharing information among partners and to the public is vital to trail management success and user enjoyment. Today many trail agencies have geospatial information system (GIS) data, but may not be using that information in ways to meet the needs of all partners. Whether you are mapping trail resources, creating maps for advocacy, understanding connections in your community, or engaging trail partners to gather data to share the story of your trail, web mapping applications offer the ability to inform, engage, and educate. This session will also explain the practical use of GIS technology for numerous applications– before, during, and after the actual trail is constructed. Demonstration of how to use technology for trail planning, purchasing department documents, pre/post trail construction, trail map production, emergency markers/public safety response, and subsequent trail maintenance activities following trail construction will also be included.
Stefis Demetropoulos of the Florida Forest Service tells the story of how one volunteer can make a difference.
Exhibitions are complex presentations that convey concepts, showcase objects, and excite the senses. However, as museums recognize the diversity within their audiences, they realize that exhibitions must do more: exhibitions must teach to different learning styles, respond to issues of cultural and gender equity, and offer multiple levels of information. The resulting changes in exhibitions have made these presentations more understandable, enjoyable, and connected to visitors’ lives.
The Accessibility Guidelines are intended as a reference manual and department policy on accessible design and shall be utilized in planning and implementing regular maintenance activities, construction projects, publications, exhibits, new programs, and special events. The guidelines are not a comprehensive set of requirements for all situations, but rather a summary of information from many sources which provide guidance for common uses in the State Park System. This document is an update to the 2009 edition.
Kartchner Caverns State Park provides tours that see over 150,000 people annually and the information that rangers provide on the tours is crucial to the experience. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community has been missing out on a vital part of the experience, until now.