The US National Park Service continues to publish 3D oblique (bird’s-eye view) maps of large-scale park sites. Here is our most recent example of Weir Farm National Historical Site, Connecticut, a small park that commemorates painting and the visual arts.
Alex Tait and Tim Montenyohl of International Mapping produced this piece for the NPS. They used Sketchup to model the buildings and Vue to render the landscape and natural environment. A lidar DEM underlies the scene.
The map depicts three distinct types of New England stone walls, rock outcrops, and specific species of garden plants. You can see photographs of people inserted into the scene. Like always, finishing the art involved a large amount of Photoshop retouching.
We produced the map for an orientation brochure and to pinpoint the location of landscape paintings on the site. It will also serve as a wall map at the visitor center.
For the full-resolution “getting into the weeds” version, go to: