Point of Beginning - April 2010 - (Page 20)

A Model Community BY ANGUS W. STOCKING, LS 3D models communicate historic preservation and environmental protection measures in a community faced with a controversial bypass. All images courtesy of M.J. Engineering hen commuter traffic overtakes a smalltown main street, locals tend to get concerned. The nearly 1,000 residents of the Village of Round Lake in upstate New York were no exception. And for good reason. The village is profoundly tied to its rich cultural past dating back to 1867, when a group of Methodist laymen and ministers visited Round Lake’s western shores to assess the proposed camp meeting grounds. Impressed by the area’s pine woods, pure spring water and access to nearby farms and train service, the church purchased 40 acres. By 1869, its camp meetings were drawing crowds of 20,000 for Sunday services—as well as national attention. Today, the Village of Round Lake is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Preservationists note the local architecture’s distinct “campground Victorian” influence— i.e., camp houses converted to permanent W 20 APRIL 2010 | Point of Beginning | www.pobonline.com http://www.pobonline.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Point of Beginning - April 2010

Point of Beginning - April 2010
Contents
Editor’s Points
Newsline
A Grand Re-Entrance
Virtual Warfare
A Model Community
Tough Work in a Tight Spot
Show Me the Data
BIM in a Box
Opinion
Traversing the Law
Professional Topography
Surveying GIS
GIAA Mailbag
New & Notable
Classified Ads
Ad Index

Point of Beginning - April 2010

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