Virginia’s Stafford County Uses Interactive GeoDecisions Map to Display Parks and Recreation Data

Harrisburg, Pa. Oct 2, 2014 -- GeoDecisions presented an online, interactive tour of the Stafford County, Virginia, park system during the 2014 Virginia Geographic Information System (GIS) Conference in Richmond, Virginia. Developed by GeoDecisions, an information technology (IT) company specializing in geospatial and enterprise GIS solutions, the dynamic application connects the public with an integrated repository of content-rich data on parks, trails, and recreation amenities.

  View the County Parks and Interactive Tour to see Stafford, Virginia, maps in action.

“The parks and recreation map tour is informative and an easy-to-use application,” Stafford County GIS Manager Dave Capaz said. “We were able to consolidate our existing in-house detailed downloadable static maps along with Parks and Recreation/Community Facility photos of each park into an immersive user experience. The interactive base map provides a county perspective of where each park is located in relation to one another. All three ‘pieces’ also are synced together.”

Built on the Esri® ArcGIS Online Story Map Tourâ„ platform, Stafford County’s parks and recreation portal features photos, descriptions, and maps that display parks, trails, and amenities. From water resources to a golf course, gymnastics center, and Civil War site, the public can learn about regional history, family activities, and projects moving forward. The Stafford web site also includes a  video of the Belmont-Ferry Farm Trail filmed by staff with a GoPro camera.

In addition the Stafford County parks and recreation portal, Dave Gilbert, GISP, a senior project manager with GeoDecisions, is working with the Stafford County GIS Office to launch an economic development application with a similar story map interface.

GeoDecisions’ experienced staff of professional consultants, analysts, and developers support clients worldwide. Fundamental to the company’s award-winning approach is the integration of spatial information to empower existing systems and processes. GeoDecisions’ philosophy is based on an enterprisewide approach to the integration of diverse information technologies, data formats, and systems. We are proud to be an Esri Gold-tier Business Partner and ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

The Virginia GIS conference is hosted by the Virginia Association for Mapping and Land Information Systems (VAMLIS). Founded in 1989, VAMLIS is a professional association designed to provide educational and networking opportunities for professionals who have an interest in the mapping sciences in Virginia. Learn more at

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