Creating Web Maps for Engagement and GIS Application to the Trails Process
This session will also explain the practical use of GIS technology for numerous applications.
Speakers: Charlynne Smith, GIS Research Associate, North Carolina State University; Robert Chasan, Geographer/GIS Analyst, City of Scottsdale, Arizona; Claire Miller, McDowell Sonoran Preserve Coordinator
A trail system is comprised of networks of pathways, but also a network of partners. Sharing information among partners and to the public is vital to trail management success and user enjoyment. Today many trail agencies have geospatial information system (GIS) data, but may not be using that information in ways to meet the needs of all partners. Whether you are mapping trail resources, creating maps for advocacy, understanding connections in your community, or engaging trail partners to gather data to share the story of your trail, web mapping applications offer the ability to inform, engage, and educate. This session will also explain the practical use of GIS technology for numerous applications– before, during, and after the actual trail is constructed. Demonstration of how to use technology for trail planning, purchasing department documents, pre/post trail construction, trail map production, emergency markers/public safety response, and subsequent trail maintenance activities following trail construction will also be included.
Public Lands and local parks play a vital role in the physical, social and economic well-being of our communities. The Outdoors for All Act will help underserved communities access parks and public lands, protect areas sacred to Indigenous peoples, ensure clean and safe drinking water, and promote the outdoor recreation economy.
Westchester County New York and Friends of Westchester County Parks, in collaboration with Westchester County Parks, announce collaboration with Smart Outdoor to enhance 34.6-mile running trail.
American Trails will now be hosting the International Trails Symposium in February of 2022. By moving to this later date we are able to maintain an in-person symposium for those who can travel to Reno.
This survey aims to quantify the capacity of the trails community to build, maintain, and develop trails now, and to provide input to GAOA and LWCF funding.