Bringing Together a Country throughCrowdsourced Mapping
April 25th 2012
April 25, 2012
The Trans Canada Trail is the world'slongest pathway. It will span more than 22,000 kilometres when all thetrails across the country are connected by 2017 on Canada's 150thanniversary. The progress of this national project can now be viewedthrough anonline mapping application donated by Esri Canada, a
geographic information system (GIS) solutions provider and a memberof Chapter 150,a group of visionary and philanthropic business leaders
helping to connect the Trail and all Canadians. Through the interactiveWeb map, the public can explore the Trail, share photos and stories of their Trail visits, as well as walk the Trail.
“Building the Trans Canada Trail is a significant achievement for
Canada and we're proud to be
part of this historic journey,” says AlexMiller, president, Esri Canada. “In the same way that the Trail connects
all Canadians, our purpose for creating this Web map is to provide acollaborative platform for people across the country to get connectedth
rough their Trail experience and help preserve our national heritage.”
Users can explore the map to find places on the Trail suitable for variousactivities throughout the year including biking, canoeing and cross-country skiing. They can upload photos and stories of their visit andview what others have shared, building a resource of collectiveknowledge that can be passed on to future generations. They can alsodownload or bookmark their favourite maps.