Trails Inventory with GPS

How and Why!

Explore multiple uses for GIS data beyond simple mapmaking and inventory.

Speakers: William Gibson, Trails and Travel Management Coordinator – Arizona State Office Bureau of Land Management; Marisa Monger, Geographic Information Specialist, Advanced Resource Solutions; Dave Davenport, Lead Trails Specialist, Jefferson County Open Space

Using GPS units to inventory your trail system is sometimes seen as a time consuming and potentially costly exercise with limited returns. We’ll explore multiple uses for GIS data beyond simple mapmaking and inventory such as, strategies for staff management, accurate budgeting, and utilization of volunteers. Then we will look at how BLM has used GPS/GIS to develop a statewide trails/transportation dataset that can be combined with multiple BLM States that will become part of the agency’s national transportation dataset. The compilation process, including lessons learned, as the agency developed a database that covers large landscapes will be covered.

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