[talk-au] Bicentennial National Trail (adrianplaskitt)
61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 09:05:35 UTC 2013
I've cobbled this from a digest .. so if it does not correctly hook into
the thread - apologies.
Adrian, as well as the keys you should have the phone numbers for access
to private property (and phone them for permission), notify camp sites
that you are coming (to get permission), and contact the section
coordinator for the latest info (and they will probably ask for your BNT
membership ID) - track changes, festivals, floods, fires, logging, water
availability etc. If you don't belong to the BNT then your going to be
doing some work... much easier to join and get the maps with NOTES and
use their main office to get the majority of the camp site permissions
done for you. In addition the property owners recognise your BNT
membership ID, easing their concerns. For each and every BNT map there
is at least one a page of text notes with more information - such as
phone numbers for access permissions, getting keys, "12.1 km go under
the bridge and turn left" - things you cannot put on a map!
A little of the BNT does not follow a track, nor creek, nor ridge .. it
is purely cross country. While it can be "mapped", that bit would be
less than truthful when placed on a map without notes attached!
Further the BNT does change reasonably frequently. So it is a moving
The BNT guide books are copyright - taking the track information from
there and mapping to OSM it may well breach copyright. Certainly copying
the phone numbers would lead to many people being angry! For personal
use I have made a gpx track of the entire BNT based on what is avalible
on the web, but I know it is incorrect in quite a few places due to
updates and the fact that I belong to the BNT and have bought a few
guide books. I'm mixed about letting my gpx file go public ... so it is
not avalible at the moment.
[talk-au] Re bicentennial trail.
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> Date: Sun Dec 1 19:41:34 UTC 2013
> From: Adrian adrianplaskitt at hotmail.com
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> Subject: Re: [talk-au] Bicentennial National Trail
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> On Sun Dec 1 19:41:34 UTC 2013, Adrian adrianplaskitt at hotmail.com
> It is great that you guys are mapping this. I have thought about
doing some of this trip. As I
> recall the only way to get maps previously was to buy them from the
trail authorities. Also, I
> think there are some gates that require keys that are available from
the trail authorities
> where it crosses private land. Is the information on how to get this
marked on the map?
> Cheers Adrian.
> Sent from my iPhone
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