I Need Help! Partnering Trails with Emergency Response Services

Learn how two communities have used GPS/GIS technology to accurately depict locations along their trails in partnership with emergency services and learn alternative methods that can help trail users connect to first responders when resources are limited.

Moderator: Stephen Miller, Urban Pathways Coordinator, Rails to Trails Conservancy Speakers: Marcie Diaz, Greenspace Planner, Gwinnett County Department of Community Services; Dawn Grosdidier, Assistant Director, Lenexa (KS) Parks and Recreation; Stephen Miller, Urban Pathways Coordinator, Rails to Trails Conservancy

When a trail user calls 911, he must be able to accurately convey his location. Learn how two communities have used GPS/GIS technology to accurately depict locations along their trails in partnership with emergency services and learn alternative methods that can help trail users connect to first responders when resources are limited.

 

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