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Case Studies in Harnessing, Using, and Sharing Digital Trail Data

The ongoing challenge of sharing data in a compatible format.

Presenters: Andrew Schwartz, Managing Principal, Environmental Planning and Design; Ryan Branciforte, CEO, Trailhead Labs; Mike Wetter, Executive Director, The Intertwine Alliance

Trail data is useful to many people, organizations, and government agencies, but sharing the data in a compatible format is an ongoing challenge. OpenTrails is an open data format for park and recreation information that helps government agencies create high-quality interactive maps, combine their data with other agencies, and publish well-documented open data to web and application developers. A new regional interactive application in the Portland region that is taking advantage of OpenTrails, called GoToTrails.com, will be highlighted.

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