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Geo Layer Freshkills Park+

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Freshkills Park+

Layer ID: freshkills
by Med44

Explore New York City's largest park in Staten Island.

This layer is your guide to Freshkills Park in Staten Island, New York City.

With this layer, visitors to Freshkills Park can use their device to explore different projects under construction, nearby bodies of water, buildings, bird sanctuaries, activities and panoramic views of the park. Additional videos, photos, sounds and articles related to these sights can be accessed as they walk around the diverse areas of the site. Step-by-step directions to reach any of these locations by foot or bike can also be provided in real time, making it useful for those who want to find their way to the nearest facility or activity in the vast, 2,200-acre landscape.

This former landfill presents a unique challenge for visitors since the installation of foundation-supported signs is prohibited by the presence of vast underground landfill infrastructure. The solution this layer proposes is a virtual wayfinding system that consists of descriptive icons and texts overlaying the camera view of a user’s mobile device. Visitors see only the relevant information based on where the device is pointing, acting like a smart compass that helps them virtually navigate the park.

About Freshkills Park:

The Freshkills Park Project is focused on transforming the former Fresh Kills Landfill on the Arthur Kill waterfront of Staten Island into a new public park over the next 30 years.

At 2,200 acres - almost three times the size of Central Park - New York’s Freshkills Park is one of the most ambitious public works projects in the world, combining state-of-the-art ecological restoration techniques with extraordinary settings for recreation, public art, and facilities for many sports and programs that are unusual in the city.
Credit: Additional icons from The Noun Project using Creative Commons Attribution ( CC BY 3.0 ) or Public Domain Licenses.

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