Maintaining your trail brand

Loads of work happens on trails in the summer because, well, we have more daylight and the weather is suitable to get stuff done and volunteers flock to the trails. Thus our facebook and twitter feeds are full of new trail openings, connections, improvements, advocacy, and so forth. We see new looks, colors, brands and beautiful wayfinding. Often the map itself is the only element that deviates from the brand, until now.

Mapbox.com/cartogram just tweeted the option to match your map to the colors of an image, any image. So we gave it a shot with our latest batch of trail photos. 5 seconds later…here is a sneak peek at the new trail extension that opened in our backyard this week and a color coordinated map of the area. We used a simple google map so the trail symbols are stars.

We hope you are enjoying trails this summer and will share your news with us.

Burnt Fork Creek trail map
Mapbox.com/cartogram offers color coordinated maps to match your images

Sample map here:
https://api.mapbox.com/styles/v1/the-maplover/cj4ismhpt3ckn2rmh1v8tf2bj.html?title=true&access_token=pk.eyJ1IjoidGhlLW1hcGxvdmVyIiwiYSI6ImNqNGlzbWN6OTAwanIzMm50bDR1Nmp2NHUifQ.f_KwER5WFf97W9_jPGjelQ#13.0/33.802975/-84.295760/0

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South Peachtree Creek Trail – Burnt Fork Creek addition from Mason Mill Park

Resources ready

Once again, the local economic impact of the Summit (as trails tourism) was significant with over $32k spent in Columbus, 140+ hotel nights and hundreds of local meals.

Find this summary online below, as well as links to slides you’d like to quote, and contacts to carry on the conversations. Please follow us on facebook and twitter throughout the year as we cover all things trail in Georgia.

https://georgiatrailsummit.com/resources/
GTS 2017 ES

How did we do?

Over 200 trail lovers attended the Summit, which was a sell-out crowd and a first for us. Naturally we think it was a smashing success. But we’d love to hear your opinion too.

Take our online survey this week when you can. It contains 10 questions and it helps us and the Georgia Planning Association guide professional content choices.

Survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-GK8N5LNB/

And feel free to visit our resources page here for a list of attendees, slides you’d like to see again, and our exec summary (in progress).

Happy trails and we know you enjoyed re-discovering Columbus. Feel free to spread the word about their growing trails network and share your photos. Ours are on facebook and twitter tagged #GTS2017.