Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Projects Mapping Tool
With dozens of capital projects and programs underway - and many more in the planning stages - in and around Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways, we wanted to find a way to track these projects and help coordinate better communication between government and non-governmental organizations. Working with Dirtworks Landscape Architecture PC, the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy funded the development of a capital projects mapping tool. The tool is intended to be updated by the various city, state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations implementing projects in Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways. The tool also maps out projects that have been proposed through area planning efforts and in governmental studies.
The Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Projects Mapping Tool is available for public use. Many thanks to our partners in helping to develop this tool and keeping it up-to-date for users.
Please note that given the uncertainties associated with the contemplation of any capital work, projects included as part of the mapping tool are for discussion and coordination purposes only, and are not necessarily endorsed by any particular agency or group at this time. Anyone wishing to find out more information on a project are encouraged to contact the implementing agency.
What can you do with the Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Projects Mapping Tool?
The mapping tool is interactive. Users can either browse projects in the database by finding the project on a map, filter projects by type and/or add layers on the map (such as sea level rise projections). Users can click a project and learn more about the project, its status and where to get more information.
A few features are listed below. To start using the mapping tool, visit: http://arcg.is/1NDtdLH
You'll notice projects on the map are one of three colors: green, blue and orange. Each color represents a projects timeline.
Green: project is completed or underway
Blue: project is planned for the near future
Orange: project is planned for the long term or an idea
Each project falls under one or more categories. These are found in the tabs at the top of the map. (conservation; education; gray infrastructure; green infrastructure; planning and design; recreation; resiliency; restoration; transportation; and water quality)
Clicking on a tab will sort the projects on the map that fall under that category.
If you see a project you're interested in or want to learn more about it, click the green, blue or orange box associated with that project on the map. Each project has details provided by the implementing agency, organization or public report including where the property is located, who is managing the project, a project summary, source information, a link to find more details and in some cases, a photo.
Users can add multiple layers to the map. Above the legend (on the left), click one of the icons or the drop down menu to select layers you would like to add to the map. Layers range from FEMA flood zone and sea level rise, to Sandy inundation and political boundaries.