Maps Wanted

We need at least four kinds of maps:

  1. Very high level schematic suitable for a Water Trail brochure, similar to the ones in the 1970s brochures:

    http://www.wwals.net/maps/alapaha-water-trail/1970s-alapaha-canoe-trail/

  2. Bigger and more detailed map of the entire Water Trail for posters to hang in kiosks, schools, Chambers of Commerce, etc., and to sell, like SRWMD’s Suwannee River Wilderness Trail map,

    http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us/documentcenter/home/view/31

    or like the example here:

    http://www.garivers.org/gwtc/build-a-water-trail/georgia-water-trails-toolkit/43-gwtc/rivers/water-trails/458-water-trail-maps.html

    With that example, note the list of things that are good to include:

    • Short Water trail description
    • Inset of Georgia map with location of water trail watershed
    • Major obstacles, rapids etc.
    • Designated sections with class of whitewater (Class I-VI)
    • Photos of water trail’s highlights (waterfalls, historic site etc.)
    • Distance between access points
    • All public access points
    • Existing facilities at each access outfitters,restrooms, food, potable water etc. (either chart or icons)
    • List of Notable Flora/Fauna (Threatened and endangered species)+ Photos
    • QR Code – Water Trail website
    • Map Key/Legend that includes: River watershed, Tributaries, River, Future Trail, Water Trail, Communities, and Major roads.
    • Water Trail Logo and URL, Georgia Water Trail Logo and URL (www.GaWaterTrails.org)
    • “…Water Trail is made possible through the generous support of…”(List sponsors and supporters)

    We may want to add to that list, for example:

    • invasive species,
    • typical water quality measurements,
    • highest safe and lowest boatable water levels

     

  3. Detail maps of each access point
    • for posting kiosks at each access point,
    • and for use in the corresponding web page on each access point,
    like the example here:

    http://www.garivers.org/gwtc/build-a-water-trail/georgia-water-trails-toolkit/43-gwtc/rivers/water-trails/459-water-trail-signage.html

  4. Interactive online map, with zoom, pan, and pop-up descriptions of each access point, similar in concept to the existing google map:

    http://www.wwals.net/maps/alapaha-water-trail/map-alapaha-river-trail/

For 1, 2, and 3, topography or schematic maps will probably be better for ease of reading than satellite or aerial photography maps. (For 4 an option to switch background types would be nice.)

For 2, 3, and 4, scale maps with north clearly marked will be useful for those who want to use a compass.

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