Cook County Forest Preserves wanted to increase traffic and improve the overall park visit experience. They wanted to provide access to all park data and the ability to search by location, amenity/activity, or events. Intersog developed an app that delivers instant and mobile access to all Cook County Forest Preserves information which includes: each region’s proprietary map with specific paths by bike, hike, and blade, facility and activity areas, events calendar and fully integrated GPS functionality using ARC GIS map data.
This app has been popular for nature enthusiasts and new comers to the parks. The most used features of the app are search, path maps and activity planning.
The Preserves’ regions are now giving greater accessibility to park information at the entire Chicago metro level. Folks can discover much more to do at the Preserves than just the ones they are familiar with or live by. The detailed proprietary maps and GPS locator give users a feeling of comfort in knowing exactly where they are so they can bravely explore areas that might have intimidated them. The Preserves have also leveraged emerging technology usage which impresses to the public that they embrace nature and technology!