The Alcovy River and Swamp Interpretive Center: An Application of Geographic Information Systems Technology in Site Analysis
This study demonstrates the analytical and mapping capabilities of ARC/INFO Geographic Information System (GIS) software in site selection and graphic presentation of study results. Project goals were to protect a significant Piedmont wetland and to promote public education for natural resource conservation and preservation. The Alcovy River and Swamp System in Newton County, Georgia, was identified as the project site. Data analyses identified special interest and environmentally sensitive areas, potential facilities and parking sites, and pathway and boardwalk areas.