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Trans Canada Trail – interactive web map

Trans Canada Trail Map

The Trans Canada Trail is the worlds longest networked multi-use recreational trail system that consists of more than 16500 kilometers of the fully operational trails across Canada. It is currently about seventy three percent of the overall proposed routes and when fully completed should span over 22500 kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean to the Arctic Ocean, across every province and territory, connecting thousands of communities and all Canadians. “The Trans Canada Trail inspires Canadians of all ages to get active and keep fit and helps educate individuals of all ages about Canada’s history and cultural and natural heritage”.

 

Every day Canadians and international visitors use these trails to walk, bike, ski, canoe and snowmobile along. Several information Pavilions have been established across the system to provide information about sections of the trail helping people to experience Canada’s unique landscapes. The Trans Canada Trail Organization does not actually own or operate any of the trails but provides a non profit organization to helps run and manage the community based project with the different sections owned and maintained by various local organizations, provincial and national agencies and a multitude of municipalities.

The Trans Canada Trail Map web site offers an interactive Trans Canada Trail map based on ESRI technology that provides users with a new way to explore and learn more about the Trans Canada Trail System. The interactive site encourages public input providing functionality allowing Canadians to place points or lines on the map marking different parts of the trail that they may have explored or places that they wish to explore as well as opportunities to upload photos and stories to help share their experiences with other Canadians. The online web map offers users the ability to explore the trail system for areas that may be more suitable for different activities such as biking, canoeing and cross-country skiing as well as search tools to help find parts of the trail network near you.

There is a disclaimer on the site recommending that the map works best in Fire fox, Safari or Google Chrome, but I did notice that the map browser can sometimes still be some what problematic in these browsers. Either way I am sure you will quickly notice that this online web map is a great little way to way to explore and learn more about the Trans Canada Trail System. – Trans Canada Trail map


[Article originally published on June 23, 2013]

Get Rolling in 2012 with HTML5 & ESRI Technology

Event: Free Webinar – Get Rolling in 2012 with HTML5 & Esri Technology
Date: March 8, 2012: 10AM PT
Location: Webinar – Virtualy anywhere
Registration:  see the registration page

Description:  Latitude Geographics are planning on providing another free webinar due to the great turnout and response that they had for the last one. Latitude Geographics first developed Geocortex software in 1999, and since, Geocortex has evolved through several generations of Esri mapping and GIS technology. In that time, Geocortex has proven to be a success story, with organizations all over the world recognizing the value of an off-the-shelf (OTS) approach in helping them achieve GIS and web based mapping requirements.

“Computing is becoming increasingly ubiquitous; accessible via an expanding array of devices, delivery platforms, and form factors. HTML5 is a standard that will help make this reality more manageable for content authors. Although HTML5 remains too early stage for many types of production applications, opportunities exist to start leveraging HTML5 in ways that capitalize on its strengths, while ensuring maximum longevity and applicability of development investment.”

This 30-45 minute webinar should apeal to GIS administrators, GIS managers and analysts currently using ArcGIS Server platform. It will have an emphasis towards mobile users and work flow driven web browser based applications, while focusing on specific technology strategies and a more recommended general approach for getting started with HTML5 and ESRI technology.