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Historical Buildings GIS Map Project

4-H GIS/ GPS Project | El Dorado County Status: In Progress Youth Leader: Jacob | Age: 16

The Issue

No current web-based map exists for historical landmarks in downtown Placerville. At the same time there is a lack of STEM learning opportunities for youth in the area. Project members discussed what the community needed and decided they could focus on the unique history of our region, educate others and provide community service by completing a web-based map.

How will 4-H Help?

Our 4-H GIS project will to teach real‐world applications of GIS and mapping technology to area youth by creating a web based map of our downtown historical buildings. This will serve as a vital California historical education source for community members, visitors, teachers, students as well as businesses and tourism in the area.  This will serve as vital California historical education source for community members, visitors, teachers, students as well as businesses and tourism in the area.