NPS Maps

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Langleybackcountry

30 May, 2018 07:21 PM

The NPS visitor map layer is really useful, but the NPS Wilderness Maps would be way better as they include wilderness campsite locations and other backcountry travel info. This is very true for the Olympic Coast and North Cascades where the wilderness maps may also include food storage requirements (bear cans, lockers, hanging rigs, etc..

I am also wondering if the tide data (tide heights for safe passage around headlands) that can be found on Custom Correct and Green Trails maps for hiking the Olympic Coast could be added into a layer.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 02 Jun, 2018 02:01 AM

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    I'm sorry but I can't see making either of those a priority in the near term.

    As far as I can tell, NPS wilderness maps are a specialty item that are not available for a majority of parks; it's hard to justify building and adding a layer with very limited geographic coverage. If they were commonly available it would be easier to take on; I can think about overwriting Olympic and North Cascades specifically.

    I could see including tide data in the MapBuilder layer, but I have no idea where to source it from.

  2. 2 Posted by Mark Langley on 02 Jun, 2018 04:47 PM

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    Custom Correct is published by Little River Enterprises in Port Angeles,
    WA. Green Trails is their own thing, I think.

    Mark Langley
    Owner - Langley Backcountry Consulting
    Instructor - Cascade Backcountry Ski Patrol
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