Update 2014-04-26: See newer map.
Draft map of 16 April 2015.
- Adds Grand Bay boat ramps, hiking trail, boardwalk, and campsite.
- Combines some layers to have fewer layers.
- Moves all public lands to the Other layer.
- Adds tracks for the Willacoochee River and the Little Alapaha River, thanks to Chris Graham.
Still to do in the next map: add Grand Bay WMA and Banks Lake NWR as Public Land and separate out Banks Lake and Grand Bay as features. Also make popups show what’s upstream and downstream from that point.
Follow this link to the interactive map.
The interactive map is also embedded below:
Follow this link for a table of all access points on the Alapaha River that were used in the making of this map.
This second table is very large: all points used in the making of this map.
The first static map is the entire Water Trail. Click on it for a bigger version.
See also the PDF version.
The map legend is below here:
Here’s a wider version of the whole ARWT. Remember: click on the map to see a bigger map.
Upstream and Downstream
The next two static maps are for two pieces of the ARWT: Upstream and Downstream. Remember: click on the map to see a bigger map.
North Detail Maps
These two maps show different zoom levels for the north end of the ARWT. Both these maps have many layers turned on: Brochure, Other, Bridges, Gauge, Withlacoochee River North, and Willacoochee River. They were made for Update on Rowetown Church to GA 135: WWALS outing 2015-04-18. Remember: click on the map to see a bigger map.
ARWT North OverviewThis map is not zoomed in much so you can see the general overview.
ARWT North Detail
Florida Detail Maps
These two maps for areas in Florida have all the layers turned on and zoomed way in. Remember: click on the map to see a bigger map.
These are just example detail maps. It’s possible to do the same thing for any area. Some other likely candidates would be Lakeland, US 84, and Grand Bay.
Sasser Landing, the CR 150 road bridge, and the Jennings gauge are right on top of each other.
And the Alapaha River Sink is very close to the Dead River Sink.
Could deal with that by zooming in still closer on each spot. Except gauges tend to be actually on bridges, giving the same lat long. So no zoom will resolve that. Not unless we artificially separate them by, for example, giving a latlong for the road bridge as where it starts to rise off the road, rather than the middle.
This is why gauges have their own layer, so they can be turned on or off in the interactive map.
For the printed materials, I would suggest include a separate map of just the gauges.
This Confluence map has a problem because Google maps has Gibson Park marked on the wrong tract.
Finally, an example of the futility of trying to include everything on one big map. This one has all the layers turned on and was made in tabloid size, but it’s still impossible to see much. Notice two of the outfitters got stomped on by hiking trails and sponsors.
This is because things tend to cluster together geographically.
For example, access points tend to be near road bridges, which tend to have gauges and railroad bridges nearby, and places like Grand Bay can have multiple hiking trails, boat ramps, etc. very close together.