Category Archives: Trails

Next Georgia Trail Summit – May, 2019

Everyone recognizes the value of the Georgia Trail Summit and appreciates the efforts of those who have gotten this initiative off to such a solid start. Moving forward, The Trust for Public Land’s Georgia office has agreed to shepherd this Summit. We believe that we have a date/location for the 2019 Georgia Trail Summit. Please pencil-in the following:

Columbus Convention and Trade Center

Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6, 2019.

Partners are working hard to bring the strongest combination of tours/trips, break-out sessions, and keynote speakers together to educate and inspire all attendees.  Whether you hike, bike, paddle, walk, or jog on trails, you won’t want to miss these two days to get connected.  Please direct comments, questions and ideas to:  Walt Ray:  Walt.Ray@TPL.org      or   404.873.7306 x-258

 

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