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burwelbo

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Does anyone know where I can download data for Kananskis Country in Alberta? I am particularly interested in Trail data and the park boundaries. I have the downloaded the 1:50,000 data but it only has some trails. I am looking for a more complete set.

Thanks in advance

Bruce

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Bruce, I'm sure you're aware of how "perishable" trails are, especially in the wilds, and how out-of-date the 50K data is. Any time I've compared 50K trails with what I see from more recent sources, it's been obvious that the 50K data shouldn't be used at all. Same goes with park boundaries, which are almost as short-lived as trails!

So....where to look? Sorry, no simple answer. When I do this kind of work, I just do lots of research -- trail sites, blogs, park sites, Google/Bing air photos, local jurisdiction map engines (often a good source), etc. etc. Compile it all together and then draw! You'll have the best Kananskis map out there. B)

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Does anyone know where I can download data for Kananskis Country in Alberta? I am particularly interested in Trail data and the park boundaries. I have the downloaded the 1:50,000 data but it only has some trails. I am looking for a more complete set.

Thanks in advance

Bruce



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Geogratis is the first place I'd look -- they've got some very good data at a variety of scales.
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