A Mapping System for the San Francisco Parks Alliance

The front page map (now moved to inside page)
The front page map is a static background image, with markers and text carefully placed. The illusion is of a dynamic map, without the overhead of a framework.
Client:   San Francisco Parks Alliance

The San Francisco Parks Alliance grew out of the merger of two related organizations and one of its early challenges was to integrate the information in both websites into a new site, with better branding and functions. In the course of developing the site's parks and event finder, GreenInfo was asked to develop the overall design for the new site.

GreenInfo Network designed the SFPA's new website, and a key feature of the new site is maps to help visitors to find parks and park-related events. The result was two maps.

(Note, recently, the Parks Alliance web site has moved the map to an interior page)  On the front page of the website, an overview of San Francisco shows 3 to 5 featured locations or events. Particularly interesting, is that this is not truly a dynamic map at all. The background map is a fixed image, and the markers are loaded by Drupal. GreenInfo Network designed some JavaScript to place the featured points over the map, and to generate mouse-click behaviors and text popups. The effect is a dynamic map... without a mapping framework.

The Finder is a full-featured mapping application, showing park locations and events. Visitors may search by criteria including date, sponsor, and keywords, or may click the map to get a Spotlight, showing features near them.

Results: The site went live in the fall of 2012, with its Park Finder has been an integral part, receiving thousands of visitors monthly.

Focus:   Environment, Recreation  

Services:  Interactive Solutions, Applications Development, Web Mapping 

Tags:   parks, recreation, San Francisco  

Project Years: 2011-2012

GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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