For a while I’ve been looking for a better way to display the maps I made for the LEED ND and Regional Planning series. After some experimentation with the Google Maps API, I’ve got something functional. There have been a few times when I’ve been presenting this topic and wished I had a way to pan around the metro and zoom in on specific areas. This works well.
I haven’t quite figured out how to do a legend yet, so here’s the key: red areas are those place that are likely eligible for LEED ND based on the Smart Location and Linkage prerequisites. Areas in yellow may be eligible if the local comprehensive plan guiding (and accompanying zoning) were changed to allow density consistent with LEED ND requirements. View the map full screen.
For the full run-down on how I developed these maps, check out the whole LEED ND and Regional Planning series.