The Massachusetts Lighthouse Guide works as a interactive and educational site providing an in-depth look at the light house of Massachusetts. Originally the US Coast Guard contacted us to help bring awareness to them and what they do. Since a large portion of their job is dedicated to navigation on the water I wanted to create a tool that got people involved in a fun way, but also taught them more about this navigation tool.
The guide displays all of the lighthouse on a map, allowing the user to filter through them to compare which counties have more lighthouses and which have less. Each lighthouse is represented with a yellow circle, each circle is scaled based on how many nautical miles the light is emitted. When the user clicks on a specific lighthouse they are able to see its history, along with other additional facts, they are also able to watch an animated version of how its light is emitted and its fog horn sounds.