An Experiment in ArcGIS and AutoCAD
This particular plan was prepared to illustrate a re-use of the former Rockaway Point gravel quarry site. The current site is undeveloped and the subject of various unsuccessful land entitlement processes. The image below is from a contemporary real estate listing of the property, note that the existing quarry escarpment would be re-purposed as a performance amphitheater in the illustrative plan.
This illustrative plan was prepared using ArcGIS (to extract the parcel-level shapefiles), AutoCAD (to construct the new vector data and color overlays), and exported as an Adobe PDF (portable document format) file. This was a test used to create a set of office standards for a new color palette to depict various mixed-use land and building form colors. This new palette would be distinct from the American Planning Association color palette for the organization’s Land-Based Classification Standards.