Example 2008 Digital Photo Challenge Entry
Image by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The act of transforming an unused rail corridor into a trail is a complex process. Everyday, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy works with communities and partners like you to create a nationwide network of trail systems for the public. With your help, our online mapping initiative will allow users to find rail-trails anywhere in the nation!
The County Line Trail in West Virgina is a great example of how our mapping initiative works. Our staff mapped this rail-trail (and surrounding rail-trails) last November using handheld Garmin GPS units. When they returned to the office the GIS information was downloaded into our geospacial database and we created a map. Now this remote trail can be easily accessed using Google Maps driving directions. Visit our trail finder Web site: www.traillink.com and view the County Line Trail’s interactive map.