Wednesday, September 7, 2011

NCPC's Interactive Map Makes It Easier to Visit Memorials

Photo by Thomas S. Mann
With the recent opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the revamping and expansion of the African-American Civil War Memorial, while the Washington Monument is closed due to cracks from the earthquake and leakage from Hurricane Irene, it's getting hard to keep up with changes to DC monumental core.

Now the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has come up with a tool to help out visitors and residents alike. It's an interactive map that shows the location of memorials by type (military, presidential, scientific, diplomatic, artistic, and other categories) and also allows you to search for a specific memorial. If you don't find the information you're seeking on the main website, you can click on links to other help pages, including information on new memorials in the works, renovations, and more.

There is also a link to a comments page so that you can send the NCPC your thoughts and recommendations. The interactive map is still in its early stage, and so your comments and suggestions stand a good chance of leading to improvements.

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