The GPS Mapping project was created with the goal of building a locally sustainable digital trail infrastructure to promote the natural, historic, and local business assets of rural Pennsylvania communities. While the 2012 project was modeled on a partnership with the Town of Smethport, a broader aim was to develop tools that any community could use to create, maintain, and expand its own interactive trail network (see graphic below). Interested communities are encouraged to consider some basic criteria for developing a mapping project and/or to contact the Allegheny Institute to learn more about organizing a community-led digital mapping project. Tutorial assets developed in 2012 are on the right.
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students in Jeremy Callinan's Object Oriented Programming course.