Friday, December 20, 2013

Explore the Golden Gate National Park

The Golden Gate National Park Conservancy website has relaunched with some great looking new Google Maps of the park and the park's trails.

The 'Big Map' includes data from a number of sources, including the Parks Conservancy, the Presidio Trust, San Francisco State University and the California Protected Areas Database. The map shows points on interest throughout the park, such as restrooms, cafes, overlook viewpoints and visitor centers. The icons for the overlooks even point in the direction of the view available.

As well as the 'Big Map' the Golden Gates National Park Conservancy website features smaller maps throughout and a new Trails page. The trails page allows hikers to search for trails by level of difficulty and view detailed maps of the trails, which include synchronized elevation charts.

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