Mapping the 2010 Winter Games

2010/02/26

You may not have seen him on TV, but Vectorworks user Tom Barratt participated in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

His Vancouver-based landscape architecture firm was hired to provide mapping services for Whistler Olympic Park. They created maps and posters for several events, including the cross country skiing and biathlon courses, as well as stadium diagrams and trail details.

He said his firm began working on the bid in 2001, compiling GIS data and surveys. Although the course maps were created specifically for the 2010 Winter Games, the database will be used for community, provincial, and national events in the future. “Vectorworks wasn’t just a tool to make pretty maps,” said Tom. “It represents a database for the future of the Olympic Park.”

As president of his local cross country ski club, Tom has a passion for and understanding of winter sports which, combined with his design expertise, made this project a great fit.

Tom said his team has received very positive feedback on their work, with one race official stating: “They are the most useful stadium working drawings I have ever seen.”

To see more of Tom’s work, visit his firm’s website.

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