AppGeo Develops Innovative Web Tool for Olmsted Parks

April 26, 2013 (Boston, Mass.) – In honor of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday (April 26, 1822), the National Association for Olmsted Parks ( NAOP) and Applied Geographics, Inc. ( AppGeo) today launched Olmsted Online, a Web site designed to bring together the vast collection of detailed, hand-drawn plans and drawings, as well as images of sites and parks designed by Olmsted, his sons and successor firm. AppGeo led the team that worked collaboratively with NAOP staff to design and build the Web site and is also hosting the site.

Olmsted Online’s digitized materials currently cover a pilot area of Olmsted-designed locations in and around Seattle and Spokane, Washington, including the University of Washington. There are more than 300 plans and drawings available to search and view, offering unique details and previously unavailable information about each site. Of the 300 current drawings, over 100 are geo-referenced allowing users to overlay original plans on present-day maps. In addition, Olmsted Online presents searchable data derived from the archives of the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, National Park Service, for all Olmsted landscapes across North America.

Please visit AppGeo’s Web site for additional information on this unique project.

About Applied Geographics, Inc.: AppGeo provides a complete range of high-quality Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial IT consulting services and innovative solutions. In business for 22 years, AppGeo has completed more than 600 GIS consulting projects for a government and private-sector clients in a number of markets and industries in more than 35 states and territories. AppGeo’s mission is to empower people to put GIS to work every day through the intelligent use of geographic data and applications that improve workflows and increase services.

About NAOP:  The National Association for Olmsted Parks is a coalition of design and preservation professionals, historic property and park managers, scholars, municipal officials, citizen activists and representatives of numerous Olmsted organizations. Its concern is the legacy of landscape work left by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. and the firm continued by his sons. Established in 1980, NAOP is the only national organization solely dedicated to preserving the Olmsted legacy by providing the advocacy, research, education and outreach needed to protect, restore and maintain these exemplary parks and landscapes, particularly in urban areas.

For more information, please contact:
Thomas Harrington, Jr., AppGeo, (617) 447-2488; Email Contact
Heather Ahearn, AppGeo, (617) 447-2466; Email Contact
Linda Keenan, NAOP, (202) 223-9113; info@olmstedonline.org




Review Article Be the first to review this article
Featured Video
Editorial
Jeff RoweJeff's MCAD Blogging
by Jeff Rowe
GE Additive’s Big Plans For Metal AM
Jobs
Mechanical Engineer II - Requisition ID 090445 for L3 Technologies at New York, NY
ECAD Designer - Data Connectivity for Delphi at Auburn Hills, MI
Estimator / Bidder for Rulon International at Saint Augustine, FL
Upcoming Events
33rd Annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference at Snowbird UT - Jul 17 - 21, 2017
EMO Hannover 2017 at Hannover Germany - Sep 18 - 23, 2017
The 30th Annual Integrated Process Excellence Symposium & Training at Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort Orlando FL - Sep 18 - 20, 2017
Additive Manufacturing Conference 2017 at Knoxville Convention Center 701 Henley Street Knoxville TN - Oct 10 - 12, 2017



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise