Applied Geographics, Inc. (AGI) installed ESRI software for the Schooner Ernestina Commission in New Bedford, MA. The software was donated by ESRI as part of an AGI GIS Day activity that began last November. In a daylong event, the ESRI software was installed and a brief training session followed. The addition of the ESRI software package will enable the Ernestina staff to develop curriculum materials for watershed educational programs, input census data from previous work done on Cape Verdean immigration in partnership with the New Bedford Historical Society, and many other educational outreach projects.
The Schooner Ernestina is a one hundred year old ship designated by the Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark and the official vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Originally built at the James and Tarr Yard in Essex, Massachusetts and launched February 1, 1894 as the Effie M. Morrissey, she has sailed on through the century to become one of six remaining Essex-built schooners. The Mission of the Schooner Ernestina Commission is to preserve, restore and operate the historic Schooner Ernestina, ex-Effie M. Morrissey, and to establish educational, cultural and experiential programs in a context that celebrates human diversity, creativity, value and dignity. Applied Geographics, Inc. (AGI) has been providing high quality GIS services to government and private clients since 1991. AGI’s work focuses on needs assessment, implementation planning and system design, data conversion and development, and custom applications. AGI has a specialization in the design and installation of Web-based interactive mapping and enterprise-wide information systems. AGI’s main markets are: facilities management; environmental management; healthcare and health services; and Federal, State, and Local Government.