The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau debuting new high tech pedestrian maps throughout high traffic areas on the Seawall and Downtown district. The $140,000 tourism signage project may seem pricey, but with the number of tourists flocking to enjoy the island’s 32 miles of beaches and attractions, it’s considered a smart investment.
The new maps are at five intersections along Seawall Boulevard and eight locations downtown. The cool part of the new maps is that each one features a unique QR code that links to a mobile website with GPS capabilities for smart phones, providing directions to area attractions, shops and dining venues.
The signs also include traditional directions to top attractions based on the location of the map.
Galveston CVB Marketing Director Melody Smith said "Galveston is so much more than a beach, and we hope these signs will help educate visitors about the many attractions found on the island."
Installation of the signs along the Seawall and downtown were completed just before the July 4th holiday. If you plan on taking a trip down to the island, here’s a list of where you can find the new high tech tourist maps:
New Map Locations
- Seawall & 12th Street
- Seawall & 24th Street
- Seawall & 32nd Street
- Seawall & 46th Street
- Seawall & 57th Street
- Harborside Drive & 21st Street
- The Strand & 25th Street
- The Strand & 23rd Street
- The Strand & 21st Street
- Postoffice Street & 21st Street
- Postoffice Street & 22nd Street
- Market Street & 22nd Street
- Mechanic & 23rd Street
Photo Courtesy of Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau