Scenic Highway Designation


Test GIS for use in identification of scenic byways:

Test GIS for use as a tool for evaluation of scenic byways:


Products and Results

Viewshed maps for Route 29

Scenic quality of sites was evaluated on Route 29

Rankings were tested via field visits

Model was applied to Route 12 in Hunterton County

Model was applied to roads in Cape May


This pilot study successfully illustrates current and potential applications of GIS to scenic byways identification within the time and funding limitations of this study. We also identified a number of limitations caused by lack of data availability, computer time requirements for analysis and technical constraints in the software.

Appropriate applications:

Potential applications:

Limits of current technology:

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