ZAP Now Playing Free Events web map.
May 13, 2016
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The mission of the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks (ZAP) program is to enhance Salt Lake County resident and visitor experiences through art, cultural, and recreational offerings. They have partnered with
Now Playing Utah
to highlight free events throughout the area and were interested in having an interactive map that shows these on their webpage.
Megan Atterman, with ZAP, reached out to the Surveyor’s Office to collaborate on a user and mobile friendly web application to display these events. This map makes it easy to find events; users enter their location in one of three ways; entering an address in the search bar, using the geolocate tool (which pinpoints the users location), or simply clicking on the map. The app then displays event locations closest to them. Also, because events are always changing, this map updates daily so the map is always current.
This Free Events
map has been a success, according to Atterman , Grant and Communications Program Coodinator for ZAP, “This map is a win-win-win. Our partners at NowPlayingUtah.com were so excited when we showed them this map. They said that they played with it for hours! Our constituents have also noted how much they love the map. They like how it’s easy to use and visually appealing – helping them find free events they can enjoy with their families and friends. The best part about it – on our end – is that this map is using data that was already out there! The groups we fund don’t have to do anything extra to get their events to show up on the map. Win-win-win!”
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