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posted Jun 11, 2019

Access to the Great Outdoors for All

by Emmalee Dolfi with The Trust for Public Land

Using the power of GIS mapping to strategically target development of recreation access and new land protection opportunities to address gap areas.

  tags: technology, gis, mapping, trailsnext videos

posted Jun 9, 2019

System Wide Trail Assessment: A Spatial Data Driven Approach

by Michael Meister

In this Trail Talk new methods of mobile electronic data collection help streamline assessments for Tennessee State Parks.

  tags: technology

posted Jun 5, 2019

21st Century Way to Attract Trail Users: On-Line Trail Finder

by Lelia Mellen with National Park Service

Learn about the new Trail Finder online database!

  tags: technology, volunteers

posted Jun 5, 2019

Making it Count: Analyzing Trail Use Data in New York and Connecticut

by Laura Brown with University of Connecticut, Dylan Carey with Parks and Trails New York, Jennifer Ceponis with Capital District Transportation Committee, Emily Dozier with Dutchess County Transportation Council, Kristina Kelly with Connecticut Trail Census, James Stevens with ConsultEcon, Inc.

Presenters outline the techniques used and lessons learned from trail counts in New York and Connecticut.

  tags: health, technology, volunteers

posted Jun 4, 2019

New York's Breakneck Ridge: A Challenge for Hikers Becomes a Challenge to Sustain

by Chris Morris with New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Hank Osborn with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference, Sara Hart with New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

This presentation will showcase elements of a comprehensive planning effort underway, and will focus on specific management actions including data collection, trail stewardship, maintenance, and a Leave No Trace hot spot event.

  tags: technology, maintenance

posted Jun 4, 2019

Trail Map “Do's and Dont's"

by Jeremy Apgar with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

All trail users, from casual walkers to experienced mountain bikers or hikers, should have access to a good trail map to make the most of their outdoor experience.

  tags: technology, mapping

posted Jun 4, 2019

Utilizing Apps: Introducing Mobile Technology to the Great Outdoors

by Ryan Branciforte with OuterSpatial, Mark DeCracker with Trail Works, Inc, Jeremy Wimpey with Applied Trails Research, Thomas Dunne with OnCell

By incorporating mobile technology both Trailhead Labs and OnCell hope to expand our community's curiosity and sense of adventure.

  tags: technology, mapping

posted Aug 24, 2018

Students develop Salmon, Idaho’s podcast trail

by Gina Knudson with Salmon Valley Stewardship

Local students wrote and narrated short podcasts to educate visitors of the trail about natural and local history.

  tags: technology

posted Apr 13, 2018

Trail Tools: Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.

  tags: tools for trail building, technology

posted Mar 3, 2018

Trail Conditions Inventory and Assessment in Northwest New Jersey

by New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

This project identifies trail maintenance needs to be addressed by NY-NJ Trail Conference volunteer trail crews.

  tags: technology, volunteers

posted Feb 19, 2018

Creating Trails Databases Using GIS Technologies

by Robert Spurlock with Metro, Max Woodbury with Metro, Jenny Konwinski, Reid Ammann

The task of developing GIS databases.

  tags: urban, transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

Data Leads to Everyone

This session will also explain the practical use of GIS technology for numerous applications.

  tags: urban, transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

Forest Service Technology and Development Program Leading Trails into the 21st Century

by J. Scott Groenier, PE with USDA Forest Service, Robert Wetherell with USDA Forest Service, Janet Zeller with USDA Forest Service

Equipment and technology transfers that help get work done on the ground.

  tags: urban, transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

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.

  tags: urban, transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

Paperless Trail

The ongoing challenge of sharing data in a compatible format.

  tags: urban, transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

State of the Art Technology for Modern Trails

by J. Scott Groenier, PE with USDA Forest Service, Chip Young with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Today’s techno-savvy trail users expect to be able to plan and preview their trail experience with accurate GPS and GIS data viewed in programs like Google Earth.

  tags: urban, transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

Trail Investments and Trail Management Made Easier with GIS

GIS tools are being used to make investment decisions on developing new trail systems and managing existing trail systems.

  tags: urban, transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

Trails Inventory with GPS

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

  tags: urban, transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

Using Technology to Promote Recreation

This session will showcase how you can utilize technology to promote your latest trail or trail project.

  tags: urban, transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

You Can Get There

by Karen Vitkay with Alta Planning + Design, Alex Oreschak with Maricopa Association of Governments

Wayfinding systems are essential tools of complete and effective regional trails and trail networks.

  tags: urban, transportation, signage, technology

posted Nov 16, 2017

Electric Bicycles

This webinar explores E-bikes transportation and recreation options on public lands.

  tags: technology, e-bikes (electric bicycles), advancing trails webinar series

posted Jul 31, 2019

Connecting 10 million People to the Outdoors in Los Angeles County

by Ryan Branciforte with OuterSpatial, Zachary T. Likins, Michelle O'Connor, Sheela Kleinknecht, Dora Nuñez

The story behind the development of LA Counties world-class trails mobile app and website covering 600+ parks, over 550 linear miles of trails, hundreds of points of interest.

  tags: technology, mapping, fire impact on trails