Making Connections: The National Digital Trails Network Project

The US Geological Survey and DOI are advancing the vision to provide better access to public lands and improve connectivity on the nation’s public trail systems with the National Digital Trails Network (NDT) project. Join us for an overview of the project and a demonstration of the Trail Routing, Analysis, and Information Linkage System (TRAILS) tool.

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September 17, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
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    Webinar Outline


    Our Nation is home to a vast network of recreational trails traveled by millions of citizens. This trail network varies in age from hundreds of years old to brand new, and its purpose spans from recreation to critical transportation routes. Trail content also varies by managing organization. Because of this varied legacy, existing trails do not form a coherent, connected network. The overall objective of this project is to increase the connectivity within the trail network.

    The Department of Interior (DOI) has prioritized a vision to provide better access to public lands and improve connectivity on the nation’s public trail systems. The US Geological Survey and DOI are advancing that vision with the National Digital Trails Network (NDT) project. The project consists of three primary goals:

    1. Increase connectivity between trails and trail systems with the development of a web-based geospatial analysis tool to assist trail managers in identifying optimal routes for connector trails.
    2. Create a robust national geospatial trails dataset including trails from federal land management agencies, states, and trail advocacy groups.
    3. Develop a mobile responsive application to assist trail stewards, land management agencies, and members of the public, in the maintenance of digital trails information.

    Join us for an overview of the project and a demonstration of the Trail Routing, Analysis, and Information Linkage System (TRAILS) tool.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Overview of the National Digital Trails (NDT) project.
    • How NDT can benefit you or your organization.
    • How you or your organization can help the effort.
    • Introduction to the Trail Route Planning Tool (TRAILS).

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    This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

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    Presenters


    Elizabeth McCartney, Project Manager, U.S. Geological Survey

    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. 

    Contact: [email protected]

     

    Tatyana DiMascio, Technical Lead, U.S. Geological Survey

    Tatyana DiMascio (Technical Lead) received her MS in Environmental Management from Duke University and has dedicated the last 13 years as GIS professional in environmental planning, hydrography, and recreation in both private and public sectors.

    Contact: [email protected]

     

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