Maps & QR codes

Storm Drain Mapping

Storm Drain QR codes

Storm Drain QR codes

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Find your storm drains and what waterbody they drain to.

Storm Drain QR codes

Storm Drain QR codes

Storm Drain QR codes

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QR codes for pedestrians to interact with the art, message and educational experience.

Citizen Science

Storm Drain QR codes

See and share your art!

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New Citizen Science projects to add storm drain locations and test stormwater runoff!

See and share your art!

Art Event Waiting to Happen!

See and share your art!

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Storm drain don't move but the artwork can!

Art Event Waiting to Happen!

Art Event Waiting to Happen!

Art Event Waiting to Happen!

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Map lists upcoming art project sites an how people can get involved! 

GIS for Storm Drain ART!

Art Event Waiting to Happen!

Art Event Waiting to Happen!

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GIS is a valuable tool that supports a variety of city & regional planning functions.

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Art & Environmental Ed.

Creativity meets Sustainability

ART of GIS

Art, Education, and Technology

As more awareness emerges for environmental conservation and new ways to tackle big issues, questions are posed for how to create long term solutions. Public awareness is a key factor in creating any sort of lasting movement and there is no difference when it comes to water awareness. Stormwater, specifically the urban runoff created from it, can have overwhelming impacts to local waterways and stormwater drainage systems when coupled with pollution. 


Through community art and public awareness of where storm drains lead to, a more unionized effort can be created to help limit pollution. We want to provide a program that not only beautifies the city and school districts with water conservation messages, we also want to provide a visual map of where these efforts are spreading and allow for better maintenance of their messages.


As part of LOF's Runoff Art program, we are designing an interactive storm drain map for the city of New Haven and along the Quinnipiac River using Esri’s ArcMap. This interactive map will have storm drain locations and each storm drain will have a wealth of information such as pictures and educational links. The interactive map will be web-based and accessible to the general public. Each storm drain will also have integrated QR codes for pedestrians to scan that will bring them to the storm drain map to see and learn:

  • - photos of the art and the participants creating it.
  • - where or which waterbody that particular catch basin drain to.
  • - links to the organization, school, artist involved in creating the art
  • - educational video and/or information about stormwater runoff
  • - 5 steps people can take to improve the quality of water and reduce debris entering storm drains. 


Public Outreach & Education

As with any environmental movement, public awareness plays a key role for governmental action. The way this awareness is created is vital to the message of the advocation and permanence of the impression. Stormwater pollution and urban runoff are large sources of trash and toxins that end up in local waterways and ultimately out into the ocean. By engaging the public in an attractive art project and interactive GIS tools we are creating and implementing an innovative approach to public outreach and education for municipalities  MS4 requirements.

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Stormwater pollution and urban runoff are large sources of trash and toxins that end up in local waterways and ultimately out into the ocean. To address this problem, Lots of Fish is engaging the public in an attractive art project and interactive GIS map as a creative and innovative approach to public outreach and education to help municipalities meet their EPA MS4 requirements.