The Ridges
Ohio University land known as "The Ridges" in the background at the west end of Athens, Ohio.

 

Projects

Photo Inventory

We are in the process of compiling an inventory of viewsheds, scenic or otherwise, in the city of Athens and nearby areas. A team of volunteers selects viewing locations based on our own experience and suggestions from the community. We photograph the viewsheds and log the viewing location with a GPS receiver. That information is the basis for the interactive maps within this website.

Contact us by email if you would like to help.

Cooperation with City Task Force

The City of Athens, Ohio, has commissioned a task force to make recommendations regarding scenic viewsheds as part of the city planning process. Many of our members are also members of the city group and our viewshed database is available to them as a resource.