Saturday, June 13, 2015

Mapping the Great Outdoors

Hikers, anglers, climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts now have their very own map. The Natural Atlas is a new community driven map for those who love the great outdoors.

Natural Atlas is built upon OpenStreetMap data. The map however has been lovingly styled to provide all the information that the outdoor enthusiast will need from a map. This includes contour lines, tree cover and water features. The map symbols used on the map are National Park Service style icons to show the locations of campsites, picnic areas and other recreation areas.

In total there are around 250 different classifications of features, from creeks, to peaks, to ski trails, to ranger stations and beyond.

Currently Natural Atlas covers Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. However Natural Atlas plans to add other states over the next few months.

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