Where in King County?

We are introducing a new monthly contest called “Where in King County?”

Each month GIS & You will present a portion of a map either published on the King County website or produced from a King County GIS web-mapping application, like iMap or Parcel Viewer. Each contest will also spotlight some of the features available from the web-mapping applications and some cartographic concepts that can help make you a more effective map user.

How does the contest work? Simply study the map presented and perhaps find other clues in the text. You may have to do some detective work to solve the question. Then answer the question in the comments section below (include your name). The first correct answer received wins.

So here is our inaugural question, for August 2018. It’s an easy one, but I warn you that future questions might be more difficult.

I am a runner. Often at lunchtime, I will run from our KCGIS Center offices here in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, to the little park shown on the iMap image below.

What is the name of this park?
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Park? What park? One feature of iMap is that you can select your own basemap, and then also select map layers to turn on or turn off. For this map, in iMap I selected the most recent imagery, 2017, from the Basemap Gallery…

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….plus I turned on the King County Address Points layer in the Layer List (you’ll see two teeny green dots that represent address points on the map above. Then I also turned on the Parks and Trails layer in the Layer List….

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With the Parks and Trails layer turned on, my map now looks like this….

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Now the aerial photo is partly obscured but the park area is clearly defined.

What is the name of this park?

Bonus question, what famous song (first released 50 years ago) usually comes to my mind as I run to the end of the park, then turn to return back to the KCGIS Center office and my afternoon work?

Answer the question in the comments section below (include your name). The first correct answer received wins and will earn the winner a fabulous prize…well, a prize.

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