BWCA KML Data

Looking to plan your next canoe camping adventure? There are several great resources for data in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and surrounding paddling areas. We took a look at the data that is available and compiled a single .kml file that includes access points, campsites, portages, and the wilderness boundary. This data can be viewed using Google Earth, Read More …

BWCA Online Topo Maps

The USGS 1:24,000 scale topographic maps here are overlayed with the data we’ve made available for download in kml format here and displayed here on Google Maps. On this map portages are also labeled with their length in feet (not yards or rods, sorry) along with access points and campsites. The data shown here is based on others data: entry Read More …

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Presented in this series is .kml data and maps of the access points, portages, and campsites that make up the canoe routes of Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The data can be downloaded and displayed in Google Earth, viewed in Google Maps, or overlayed on USGS topographic maps. These are a great resource for trip planning or armchair expeditions. Check Read More …

MNF Online Trail Map

Displayed here is the Monongahela National Forest trail network. The kml data for this map was introduced in another post, here. The data definitely contains numerous inaccuracies and the tedious process of making corrections will be ongoing. If you notice specific errors in the data, you can post a comment or drop me an email and I will endeavor to Read More …

MNF Trail Network KML for Google Earth

This dataset of the Monongahela National Forest Trails (also includes West Virginia State Forest Trails and Greenbrier River Trail) is based on GIS data available through the WV GIS Technical Center. It has been converted to KML and edited to include trail names, numbers, and comment info (as available). The Monongahela NF trails data can be downloaded and displayed with Read More …