PlanGraphics, Inc., a provider of professional spatial information technology services, in collaboration with the City of New York and the Center for the Analysis of Spatial Information (CARSI) of Hunter College, helped sponsor “Charting Ground Zero: Before and After” an exhibition at New York City’s Woodward Gallery. The exhibition, which ran for the entire month of February, featured the role of modern map making in the post-September 11 disaster recovery.
This exhibition, which is scheduled to make stops worldwide, provides an extensive aerial and ground overview of the World Trade Center site before and after September 11th, using maps and images generated from the City’s central GIS utility, a database of highly detailed geographic information on the entire City. PlanGraphics is the Prime Contractor for the GIS Utility project. “Charting Ground Zero: Before And After” also includes a changing computer display of geographic information related to the site. The maps played a crucial role in helping the City assess damage, monitor the progress of recovery, and safely deploy personnel and equipment in the disaster zone.