The GEOGRAPH team out in the community.
GEOGRAPH moved to the downtown Easley area in early 2022 and we’ve done our best to be a part of the community since day one. Our team has been involved with events like the annual 4th of July celebration, the Senior League World Series of Baseball competition, Treats on the Street for Halloween, and the Christmas Festival of Lights event in December.
Trains on Main - City of Easley, South Carolina
How GEOGRAPH got involved with Trains on Main
Soon after we relocated our office to the downtown Easley area, DJ Henrique, one of our Co-Founders, was walking through the shops on Main Street and he saw info about a scavenger hunt called Trains on Main. He asked a few shop owners where to find a map so he could bring his wife and children to town to see the trains. Unfortunately, there were no more printed maps to be shared.
It was then that DJ had the idea to create a digital version of Trains on Main using our GEOGRAPH enterprise software. DJ, and the rest of the Volunteer team (Dianna Targett, Joshua Weaver, Brett Giblin, and Karen Illes) got behind the project too. After they walked through the downtown area together and found all 11 trains they knew this project was one GEOGRAPH needed to support.
Soon after, GEOGRAPH connected with the City of Easley – Parks & Recreation Department (Christman Short), the City of Easley Police Department (Sergeant Ashley Anderson), and the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce (Cindy Hopkins) and the group began working together to create the digitized version of Trains on Main.
Trains on Main relaunches with help from GEOGRAPH
Trains on Main was relaunched in digital version in April of 2023. The map is available in two formats, on the City of Easley’s website, or on the City of Easley’s app.
The digital version of Trains on Main features Beasley from Easley. As the story goes, Beasley has lost his trains and he’s looking for help to find them. He then walks through the clues to help Easley residents and visitors, old and young alike, to find all 11 trains.
GEOGRAPH was proud to work with the Parks & Recreation and Police Departments of the City of Easley as well as with the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce on this project. We love to walk around the downtown area and see parents with their children looking at their tablets or phones to find all the Trains on Main.