2019-02

 Thanks to grant funding from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (the O’Keeffe) is in the beta stage for two viewshed applications: The Georgia O’Keeffe 3D Landscape Viewer and the Georgia O’Keeffe Decision Support Tool. These applications realize the project’s goals of engaging audiences in participatory experiences and strengthening communities by connecting people with the broader environmental context for inspiration behind O’Keeffe’s paintings. Both tools document geography and art connections for interpretation and scholarship, and each application has the potential to preserve culturally important landscapes.

Dioptra Digital Photo WPS

Now that these two applications are in the testing phase, the Museum is able to extend usage to interested parties, such as: The State Historic Preservation Office, the Forest Service, as well as oil and gas companies. By empowering visitors to familiarize themselves with the iconic viewsheds portrayed in O’Keeffe’s New Mexican landscape paintings, people become stewards of these significant cultural landscapes.
Link to Georgia O’Keeffe Museum webpage: https://www.okeeffemuseum.org/okeeffe-experiments/
Link to Trust for Public Land hosting page for Georgia O’Keeffe 3D Landscape Viewer and Georgia O’Keeffe Decision Support Tool: https://web.tplgis.org/gokmuseum/
Due to data licensing regulations, the creation of a free profile is requisite for access to the Georgia O’Keeffe Decision Support Tool. Please visit the second URL, above, to view contact information.

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119