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Desolation GPS data?

Postby Poopah » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:05 pm

I'm looking for better trail data than I've been able to download from various agencies. Does anyone have GPS data of trails in the Desolation wilderness they're willing to share? I went to look on the Topo! website but it looks like they're revamping their site and all the shared data is unavailable. Any format will do, I'm pretty handy. Would be willing to barter some custom mapping services.



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Re: Desolation GPS data?

Postby gdurkee » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:46 pm

Do you have access to the USFS data sets? If not, I might be able to get their trails layer as a shape file. Not 100% sure, but I could check. What forest is Desolation in?

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Re: Desolation GPS data?

Postby Poopah » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:03 pm

Yeah, I downloaded the 'transportation' layer from the USFS for El Dorado NF. It had some of the trails, but not all - including the ones I"m looking for. I currently have the data from the DLG topo, but it's clearly off. I know that the FS GPS'd all the trails in the area but can't seem to find them online. Was hoping someone kept a track log that had a more accurate representation of the trails.

Thanks for the offer tho.
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Re: Desolation GPS data?

Postby gdurkee » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:27 pm

You might just call the GIS person for the Forest -- they might have it, just not ready for prime time. Also, a couple of years ago, some PCT association was putting together a full map set of the entire trail. I should probably know (but don't...), but does the PCT go through there?? If so, contact the Pacific Crest Trail Association. They might know the folks who did the maps. They met with all the associated agencies to ground truth it.

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