In my recent post “New to the Neighborhood”, I spoke about the importance of outreach to our existing clients and others in the GIS community. I’m pleased to announce that we will be offering forums via the web over the coming months with the goal of keeping you more informed about developments at Maponics with our products and with useful information that provides value to your business.
Neighborhoods are an often intangible, yet important fixture in our local culture, life, and business. Our first webinar hits home on this topic and will demonstrate how the newly released Maponics Neighborhood Boundaries – Worldwide ™ product can help to bring local flavor to advertising, travel, real estate, and other marketing activities, with global reach.
“Why Neighborhoods are Important for Your Business”
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Register Here: Maponics Webinar: “Why Neighborhoods are Important for Your Business”
Presenter for this panel will be Johanna Hunter, Maponics Product Manager. She will be joined by me as well as Mike Murphy, Maponics Spatial Analyst, who has extensive knowledge of our Neighborhood Boundaries product. The discussion will focus on worldwide neighborhoods.
We look forward to your attendance at this special online event. We will invite you at the webinar to recommend future topics for forums that would be most helpful to your business.
If you are unable to attend this webinar, please consider sending your webinar or forum topics me at email@example.com or post a comment below.
With the Independence Day holiday approaching, I thought it might be compelling to look at two of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States. A few years ago, Forbes carried a great article, “America’s Oldest Neighborhoods”, that included a slide show highlighting ten of the oldest U.S. neighborhoods ranging from the Mission District in San Francisco and King Williams in San Antonio to D.C.’s Georgetown and Boston’s North End.
Boston’s North End
Both the North End in Boston and Georgetown in Washington, D.C. are two of the oldest neighborhoods that still house revolutionary era structures. Within the North End’s boundaries, you can visit the oldest home in Boston, Paul Revere’s House (1680). Also located in this neighborhood, are the Old North Church, circa 1723, from whose steeple two lanterns signaled the British arrival by sea, and Copp’s Hill Burial Ground (1660s) which is the final resting place for many prominent 18th century Bostonians including Robert Newman, who climbed the steeple to help deliver the signal to the patriots.
Georgetown in DC
As with the North End, the Georgetown neighborhood in Washington, D.C. has historical buildings dating from the 1700’s including The Old Stone House (1765), the oldest unchanged architectural structure in D.C. The City Tavern (1796), now housing a private social club, is the oldest commercial structure and whose original tavern patrons included George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. The Forrest-Marbury House (circa 1788), also within the boundaries of this neighborhood, hosted in 1791 the meeting at which George Washington arranged to purchase land for the capital of the newly formed United States of America.
To learn more about these two historical neighborhoods visit their Wikipedia entries (North End and Georgetown) or the following sites:
We wish you all a wonderful 4th of July!