We’re getting close to 2023!
It’s been a super busy 2022 for the National Scenic Visitors Center team. But the horizon, come January, is taking on a whole new perspective, which we’ll be sharing with you here. A quick recap is in order.
Most recently, and quite significantly, the NSVC, featuring our Earthwalk Explorer 16 x 8 ft. walkable relief map of the Eastern USA, appeared ‘on the floor’ at the Association of Science & Technology Centers national convention this past September, in Pittsburgh PA.
We watched as many feet walked the Explorer map at the ASTC convention, expressing various forms of amazement, professional interest, and personal engagement.
Our installation team of Stephanie, Mike, and Angel made the NSVC booth set-up and breakdown a smooth-as-silk endeavor, despite the various random aspects that always present themselves on large trade show floors.
Duquesne University graciously provided lodging, support, and lent their esteemed Environmental Sciences Dean Emeritus Phil Reeder, who engineered our board meeting on campus and then steered us to a wonderful Chinese restaurant to sate our appetites and further rally our enthusiasms.
At the top of the NSVC ledger of notable happenings is what we’re calling the ‘Pittsburgh Pivot’; a re-energizing of the goal to produce our 100 yard long, meticulously detailed, one-inch-equals-one-mile scaled walkable map of America ~ Earthwalk USA. Hawai’i and Alaska reside in geospatial harmony, and the map surface lights up with dynamic data featuring everything from weather to gold seams to ice cream stands.
Stay tuned for twenty-twenty-three, as it queues up to be a momentously mappable magnificent adventure for the NSVC team, and more to the point, our visitors ~ You!
Engineering the largest walkable relief map in the universe