• Part of a roofline shows from one building. Trees with fall color leaves on them fill most of the photo. A lamp-post is near center of the photo.

    Harpers Ferry Center

Wayside Planner Application

This database application manages the more than 35 different blocks of data you need to make any NPS wayside exhibit. With this free application, you can estimate costs, create a Wayside Exhibit Proposal, order bases, order panels, and make an installation plan. You can adjust costs for planning, design, and production. You can also organize your waysides into customized groups, and find waysides using GPS coordinates.

Download the Planner

Wayside Planner v4.3.3
Includes new GPS auto import feature from tagged photos.
Requires Mac/PC running FileMaker Pro 13 or higher

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Panel prices come from current HFC IDIQ panel fabrication contracts. Keep in mind your price may not be the same.



(Click the images below to view larger versions.)

Bases work screen

Wayside Planner Bases Screenshot

Panels work screen

Wayside Planner Panels Screenshot

Cost estimating

Wayside Planner Screenshot Cost Estimating

GPS location

Wayside Planner Screenshot GPS

Proposal work screen

Wayside Planner Screenshot Proposal

Additional Resources


Guide for Specifying Wayside Exhibit Hardware PDF

This 2-page illustrated guide charts out standard wayside exhibit specifications and lists available colors and metal options. Learn when hardware is standard and when it is considered custom. Included are sample specifications and a handy wayside base measurement guide.


Thumbnail Templates (presized to use with WaysidePlanner)


Standard Wayside Base Drawings (zoomed, cropped and sized for WaysidePlanner from Master Sketchup file)

Base Drawing 42x24 sled base and 6x12 snake stake


Create your own base drawings with the Master Wayside Base SketchUp Model (requires Google SketchUp 15 or higher)

Sketchup Screenshot



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