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19 Oct, 2021 03:24 PM

What do all the lines mean in the MapBuilder layers?

I can't find this information in the help files, though I think it really should be there! If I'm missing this somehow, please let me know where I can find it. I have pieced together the following from searching posts here. Can you please correct the below and fill in the gaps for me? Thanks!

Solid black: paved road
Dashed black: dirt road
Dashed red: dirt path
Solid purple: paved bike trail

Solid red: ?
Solid orange: ?
Yellow: ?

Are there others I might encounter?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Meghan on 19 Oct, 2021 07:38 PM

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    The MapBuilder layers pull trail and road information mainly from OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. This OSM wiki page covers map features: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_features#Paths

    I'm not sure if you saw these posts from the support forum in your search but they also has some good background on what the lines mean:
    https://help.caltopo.com/discussions/maps/2308-dashes-and-dots
    https://help.caltopo.com/discussions/maps/1452-mapbuilder-topo-road...

    Hope that helps shed some light on things! It is on our list to develop a legend although we're currently in the midst of some big projects so it won't happen anytime soon.

    Best,
    Meghan

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