Our work is inherently geographic, so we use the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for traditional mapping and analysis, including traditional paper maps and new 3-D "virtual globe" applications like Google Earth. They are invaluable tools for the protection, promotion and enhancement of our canyons and other natural open spaces.
This page is intended as a resource for community members to get a sense for the mapping and analysis capabilities that GIS can provide to community groups. You are welcome to review the examples below, then contact Will Anderson to find out how your group might be assisted. Contact Will Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 656-8920.
Maps - Existing Canyon Conditions
See examples of "Canyon Enhancement Plans" and Existing Conditions maps and 3-D viewers (socio-infrastructure, geographic/view shed and biological/vegetation), used in our Canyon Enhancement Planning program.
Tour - Chollas Creek Watershed
Watch our Google Earth Tour of San Diego's Chollas Creek watershed, used in our youth programs.
Information / Reference
Maps - Parkland Dedication
See a list of informational packages (including maps) used in our City parkland/open space dedication campaign.
Tour - City Areas Proposed for Parkland Dedication
Watch our Google Earth Tour of San Diego's natural open spaces (City-owned) proposed for parkland/open space dedication.
Map - San Diego Watersheds (SanGIS, 2007)
See a 2007 map displaying locations of San Diego canyons and creeks, as well as many of its Friends Groups within San Diego’s Watersheds. The map also shows some San Diego City School Locations for nature classroom purposes.
Google Maps - Trailheads
See some of San Diego Canyon Trailheads. Colors group trailheads that are in the same watershed.
Maps - City Open Space Canyon Parkland (City of San Diego)
See a list of maps of City Open Space Parks and Canyon Parkland.