[Cdt-l] Postholer CDT mapping
public at postholer.com
Tue Oct 25 18:07:28 CDT 2011
Thanks for the interest Dave!
> On almost every map several alternatives exist. Jonathan has kept
> track of these and offers that variety.
Jonathan's data and the knowledge he possesses was most certainly in
forefront of my mind when this CDT map process started. I am hopeful and
enthusiastic as to it's outcome!
> I dont think hikers want a single CDT.
As someone who has never stepped foot on the CDT, I completely agree.
But it's also nice to have a baseline, a starting point, like an
'official' trace. An organization exists and has gone to great expense
and effort to realize an 'official' CDT as mandated by Congress. I
couldn't think of a better starting point.
> I have used Out of Order's gpx files on my GPS and have found them
> very useful with few "errors", so there is a starting point for Scott.
Indeed, an excellent point. You'll find OOO's data incorporated with all
the way point data I have from all the great folks who have contributed.
That's 3,000+ way points on the CDT google map. Careful, the following
link is hell on some browsers:
> Perhaps Scott can sort out the Out of Order segments into "official"
> and "alternative" and then plot them on his master map.
Yes, as well as all the way points.
> I have also used CDTA gpx points on my GPS and find them less useful
> as they are sometimes too far apart to show the detailed trail,
those are in there as well
> I guess it would be a matter of personal opinion of what constitutes
> my CDT and it is unlikely to be the same as your CDT.
That is so true for any long trail, particularly the CDT!
> What is Scott's next step?
Like I said earlier, it all revolves around an accurate, actually
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