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GPS Mapsets => Northwest Trails => Topic started by: worldzfree on October 30, 2014, 12:09:23 pm



Title: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: worldzfree on October 30, 2014, 12:09:23 pm
I have since moved from Seattle area to the Columbia River Gorge.  Would love to contribute to maps.  Is this mapset still maintained?


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: Moun10Bike on October 30, 2014, 04:54:55 pm
Yes it is! I was ready to come out with an update last spring when a bunch of data was dropped. I should have released what I had then, but instead I tried to plow through the new data and kept falling further and further behind due to an especially busy summer. I'm roughly 3/4 of the way to finishing up a new release and fully expect it to be done next month.


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: popop on November 12, 2014, 08:09:51 pm
Oops, just contributed to the delay with another submission! ;)


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: Alpine on June 11, 2016, 07:08:42 am
Love your maps! Just for your information, the Forest Service and Idaho Parks and Recreation is going to have the ATV clubs re-GPS the trails in the Danskin Trail System this year (Danskin is between Mountain Home and Boise Idaho east of Hi-Way 84.

We just got done with re-signing the intersections, and a lot has changed since you included this trail system in your map. The trail system is used by motorcycle riders and ATVs (50" or less). I will let you know when we are done, and will submit to you the gpx files we generate.

A lot has changed and some trails re-routed, some deleted and or moved.

Again thanks for all your work, many people out here in the Northwest appreciate your work.

Derrill


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: Moun10Bike on June 11, 2016, 07:39:45 am
Excellent! Hopefully I will have topo maps for all of that area done soon, too!


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: BrianHovis on October 07, 2016, 04:31:30 pm
Hi, I have not contributed to the mapset for some time, but glad you are still working on it and that Switchbacks is still active. I will keep donating information.


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: worldzfree on November 15, 2016, 06:12:23 pm
I have a pile of tracks I would love to contribute.  Is there a plan to release an updated mapset soon?


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: Moun10Bike on November 15, 2016, 07:08:17 pm
I'm still plugging away at the mapset, but my available time for it has been drastically curtailed of late due to living/commute arrangements, travel, and classes. Please continue to contribute, as I have no intentions of dropping the project!


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: andreh on August 26, 2018, 02:15:23 pm
Hello All,

I check back here often, hoping the maps get updated, but unfortunately they do not.  I've looked for a replacement compatible with Basecamp/Garmin, and the best I was able to find was http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/   

I've started using it for some of the newer trails being built, but I don't like it as much as NW Topos, so I still use NW Topos for older trails.

If you find something better, that works with Basecamp and Garmin's, please let us know. 

BTW-Thanks Moun10Bike for all you have done!


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: Moun10Bike on August 26, 2018, 04:48:59 pm
I'm still working on it, it's just that life is a lot more complicated these days! I can't promise when the next version will be released, but it's still being worked on.


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: andreh on September 06, 2018, 08:13:11 pm
Awesome, thanks for the update!


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: Cheminer Will on September 13, 2018, 09:06:12 pm
Glad to hear that you are still working on it!  I have used it for several years now and still even occasionally wear my Switchbacks sweatshirt when geocaching in cool weather.


Title: Re: Is NWTrails still maintained?
Post by: Cheminer Will on December 07, 2018, 03:18:09 pm
I check back here often, hoping the maps get updated, but unfortunately they do not.  I've looked for a replacement compatible with Basecamp/Garmin, and the best I was able to find was http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/   

I've started using it for some of the newer trails being built, but I don't like it as much as NW Topos, so I still use NW Topos for older trails.
BTW-Thanks Moun10Bike for all you have done!

I too have been looking for a way to have the newer trails on my GPSr also. I love the Topo maps though so even though Open Street Maps have many newer trails, I don't find a way to use them and have the topo features. I wish I knew more about mapping and inserting tracks into maps so I could just add my tracks to NW Topos myself as I hike the trails that are not in there yet.