[WEC-Map] [WEC-LUT] Suggested docents to help with maps?
matthews at artifice.com
Sun Jan 20 15:30:10 PST 2008
Thanks for your thoughts on docents, Rob.
I do think this piece calls for a little more consideration, including some consideration of the role of the docents.
Would we want to connect the people-dots to the map-dots based primarily on perceived area of interest? After the great effort we've put in over recent months into designing a map set that is pretty factually neutral, or at least balanced, it would be nice to avoid setting up a perception that the maps are grinding any particular axes.
Given that a core part of the whole baseline exercise is to help people out of any potential conceptual boxes, we might explicitly want to mix up the map-to-person relationship - of course, if there are ways to do it while maintaining appropriate levels of knowledge.
Also, it seems to me the highest priority link in terms of knowledge or expertise needs to be between the docent and the map, not necessarily the docent and the topic or subject matter. This will inevitably be tricky at this point, given the timing, so I'd prefer to work it out on a person by person basis, as (scant) time allows. I.e., it's probably not enough for someone just to be generally knowledgable about a subject area, if they don't have time to get oriented to a particular map for presenting.
As the maps gel toward final drafts over the next 24 hours or so, the opportunities for finding good map->docent->whole-WEC relationships should become a little more clear.
On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 17:00:11 -0800, Rob Zako wrote:
> Dear WEC Land Use and Transportation Committee and Mapping (Sub)Committee,
> At our recent meeting, we talked about recommending “docents” to help
> talk the larger WEC group through each of the maps.
> To get the ball rolling, I offer the following suggestions.
> Rob Z
> The list of composite maps is available online:
> The Baseline Maps
> History - Pre-European vegetation -- KEVIN MATTHEWS
> pre-European vegetation map
> History - Aerial overviews
> sequence of aerial photos
> Environment - Natural habitats -- PAT JOHNSTON
> composite of existing natural environment in one map -
> habitat/vegetation-type, open waterways, with ecological bottlenecks
> (acute degradation, key linkages, or low connectivity)
> Environment - Earth science -- GARY WILDISH
> hydrology if we can get it, soils (including impermeable soils),
> hazard areas, topography - (probably not deep geology)
> Transportation - Motor vehicles -- ROB INERFELD
> composite of flows for motor vehicles, with mobility bottlenecks
> (acute congestion or low connectivity) including VMT areas and key
> trip generators
> Transportation - Other modes -- TOM SCHWETZ (w/ SUE WOLLING?)
> composite of flows for transit, bicycle, (pedestrian if we could),
> with mobility bottlenecks (acute congestion or low connectivity)
> (trip to school?)
> Land Use - Physical Densities -- RICK DUNCAN
> composite of vacant, residential (units/acre), commercial
> (employees/acre), and industrial densities (physical densities of
> use) - units, lot coverage ratios (maybe precentage roofed (area
> color?) as well as number of employees (sized dots?))...
> Land Use - Ownership and "Investment" -- RICK DUNCAN
> economic intensity of use - composite of current ownership and usage
> - land value, buildings, equipment - composite of economic densities
> Land Use - Cultural and social
> historic buildings and landscapes, schools, active parks, churches,
> other key institutions, burial places, special populations... (do we
> know how to quantify the mapping of social sheds?) (color area by age
> of structures?)
> Land Use - Current plan designations -- LARRY REED
> Metro Plan Diagram (and/or city zoning if needed for detail)
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> wec_lut_com at westeugenecollaborative.org
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