Forest Service Trail MapsFeatured Planned
This idea is to offer trail map overlays based on Forest Service Data.
As some have noticed, we've offered some addons, such as ATV trail maps in BackCountry Navigator. These do not replace a map, but show trails as an overlay on an existing map.
While having free, offline topo maps in the US is great, some have noticed that the USGS hasn't updated the trail and road data on them since I was in grade school.The terrain is still useful, but there are frequently complaints that a certain trail or road is missing.
If you walked into a Forest Service Headquarters, however, you can buy a folded paper map that shows the features of a particular National Forest. While generally not as detailed as a topographic map, it does show the latest in terms of roads and trails.
My idea is to offer some of this in digital format to highlight these trails on a map.
It wouldn't be completely free - but it would be cheap. It would be divided into Western US, Eastern US, and Alaska.
Please sign in to leave a comment.