Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ESRI Story Map of Popular Urban Parks

Summer Vacation Time:  ESRI Story Map of Top Ten Most-Visited U.S. Urban Parks

Planning a summer getaway to a big city?  ESRI, the leading GIS software publisher, has created a Story Map showing the most-visited U.S. urban parks.  The parks include popular destinations in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Top Ten Most-Visited U.S. Urban Parks Story Map allows users to view overview maps of the parks with popular landmarks and features highlighted.  A satellite view of the park is also available.  The Story Map includes information about the number of annual visitors, the size of the park, dates of when the park was established, who designed the park, and “superlatives” like which destination is the largest man-made aquatic park, Brooklyn’s only lake, which has the oldest Japanese garden in the U.S., and which site hosted the 1904 Summer Olympics.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library offers access to ESRI GIS software and online GIS tutorials, datasets, online mapping applications, in-house GIS data, and one-on-one assistance from the GIS Specialist.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097 from 7:30 to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday during the summer.

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