NBATC - Open Source Mapping

  1. Introduction
    The Appalachian Trail is maintained by individual clubs composed almost entirely of volunteers. Part of the trail maintenance involves the placement or relocation of trails and shelters.

    While there are very powerful GIS programs, their cost and licensing do not always match with volunteer efforts. This project allows building of reasonable quality maps based on open-source resources. Clubs can generate and freely distribute maps without licensing restrictions.

  2. Samples
    Here are some examples of the data and maps.
  3. Resources
    The project to produce these and other trail maps is based on the following resources: