[Imports] [Talk-us] Imports, trails, POIs for National Parks

James Umbanhowar jumbanho at unc.edu
Wed Feb 16 01:10:28 UTC 2011

You can find a lot of data at the nps web site: 

I did a quick check and saw trail map data sets for 3 out of 3 parks: 
Acadia, Great Smoky and Grand Canyon.  I didn't check what format or 
quality or anything else about them.


On Tuesday, February 15, 2011 07:39:11 pm Tyler Ritchie wrote:
> Olympic National Park's trails and roads are mostly there, the
> accuracy is somewhere between "spot on" and 20m off. Many of the
> trails are difficult to accurately align due to tree cover.
> I've been looking into getting more recent trail, road, and structure
> GIS data from the park, but I usually get stalled from some reason.
> -Tyler
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Coast, Hurricane
> <hurricane.coast at mapquest.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I noticed that there is a bit of work going on with importing Park 
> > I know that's a broad subject, anything from Forest Service Roads to
> > GPSed trails from vacations, hydrology imports and as always, fixing
> > TIGER data… There's a bunch out there.
> > I wanted to get a feel for what, if any, work has been done for 
> > Parks in the US. Is there anyone here (or an OSM wiki page perhaps) 
> > folks are organizing to get Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Rocky 
> > National Park mapped (to name a few ;))?
> > I am also looking to build out a Project of the Week (or Month) to do
> > some concentrated effort in this
> > 
direction. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Project_of_the_week/Proposa
> > ls#Date_Specific I think it would be super cool to have our National
> > Parks so well mapped it is the go-to resource for this summers 
> > road trips and outdoor adventures or the closer in hikes in the
> > afternoon!
> > Any suggestions on where to look for other users interested in this, 
> > free and open data import sites, all information will be helpful.
> > Thanks and happy mapping,
> > Hurricane Coast
> > 
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