Accessibility, Connectivity, and the Expansion of Recreational Opportunities with the National Digital Trails Project

Join us on Tuesday, December 7th to hear from Elizabeth McCartney, the National Digital Trails (NDT) Project Manager, and Tatyana DiMascio, NDT Project Technical Lead, both from the National Geospatial Program at U.S Geological Survey.

Presented by: Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS)


Event Details

December 07, 2021

Location: Online

12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Mountain Time)
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (Central Time)
03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Website

https://partnershipnationaltrailssystem.salsalabs.org/nationaldigitaltrailsprojectsdec2021/index.html



Description

Join us on Tuesday, December 7th to hear from Elizabeth McCartney, the National Digital Trails (NDT) Project Manager, and Tatyana DiMascio, NDT Project Technical Lead, both from the National Geospatial Program at U.S Geological Survey. During this presentation we will discuss:

  • The goals of the National Digital Trails Project
  • TRAILS (Trail Routing, Analysis, and Information Linkage System), a web-based trail planning tool that serves to identify potential routes for connecting existing trails and trail systems
  • The Nationwide Trails Dataset, a public domain dataset of federal and many statewide trails
  • The Trail Data Portal that provides a path for authoritative trail managers to upload their trails into the Nationwide Trails Dataset
  • Future plans for the project

Both the TRAILS tool and the Trail Data Portal will be demonstrated. There will be time to ask questions about the project and tools that are presented.

Background information about the National Digital Trails Network Project:

The National Digital Trails Network project was developed in support of the Department of Interior’s vision to promote accessibility, connectivity, and the expansion of recreational opportunities on our Nation’s public lands. The overall objective of this project is to provide the data and the tools to enable land managers to visualize opportunities to increase connectivity within this network. The nationwide digital (GIS) trails database developed from this project has integrated Over 120,000 miles of trails (federal, state, local) since project launch, bringing the total of public domain trail miles to over 295,000 miles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to understand what the TRAILS (Trail Routing, Analysis, and Information Linkage System), a web-based trail planning tool, is and how to utilize it
  • Understand how The Nationwide Trails Dataset can support the land conservation planning process
  • Understand how to utilize the trail data portal to upload trail information into the Nationwide Trails Dataset

Presenters:

Elizabeth McCartney (Project Manager) is a cartographer with the USGS. Past roles include Applied Research, National Map Corps Team Lead, and regional POC for the National Hydrography Dataset. 

Tatyana DiMascio (Technical Lead) received her MS in Environmental Management from Duke University and has dedicated the last 14 years as a GIS professional in environmental planning, hydrography, and recreation in both private and public sectors.

Register here!

Learning Credits Available

American Trails offers learning credits for our Advancing Trails Webinar Series, our International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, and other trail-related conferences, workshops, and webinars*. Learning credits are included in the registration fee unless otherwise noted.

WEBINARS: If you selected that learning credits are required when registering for a webinar, you will receive an email following the webinar with more details on how to obtain credits (details to receive learning credits for a conference will be explained when you check in at the registration area). Our webinars typically earn the following credits: AICP (1.5 CM), LA CES (1.5 PDH), NRPA CEU equivalency petition (0.10), and other. Credits are available for live and archived webinars starting with our January 2018 webinar.

CONFERENCES: The amount and types of credits earned for conferences depends on the sessions and workshops offered.

If you have any questions on learning credits, please contact [email protected].

*If you are interested in working with American Trails to offer learning credits at your own conference, workshop, or webinar, contact [email protected] to learn more.

 

 


Disclaimer

While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.


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