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Recreation Advocate

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GPS to GIS - Map it or lose it





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Recreation management is moving forward by determining impact on resources.  In other words, the agencies are basing their recreation decisions on interactions with other resources.  And, they are using GIS data to accomplish that analysis.

We (recreation groups) are at a major disadvantage as we do not have the capability to interact with the agencies using the common discussion medium: GIS map layers.

Hence, my effort to collect GPS data is an effort to begin identifying what is important to our members in order to begin to assign a priority to the routes/areas they use and consider important for their recreation opportunity.

For a rundown on how the agencies are using GIS:

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