Rough layout of trails in Beverly Park

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Rough layout of trails in Beverly Park

Postby NoyzSource » Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:13 pm

Great overlay of trails from OnlyInAJeep. Thanks!
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Postby Sparky » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:26 am

Nice work NoyzSource!

I have used this post to promo/advertise the trail several times.

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Postby NoyzSource » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:15 pm

I can't claim this picture. It was sent to the LAMBA email list and I just saved it.
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Postby OnlyInAJeep » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:38 am

Made this one monkeying around with my Garmin and Photoshop...learnt a few things 'bout both...

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Mod Note (NoyzSource): I removed the picture from this post and put it at the top of the thread. Sweet overlay. Thanks for taking the time to post this!
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Postby Ken » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:05 am

Thanks for the the updated overlay OnlyInAJeep, nice touch with the dog :)

If you don't mind, we'd like to print and use this when we have walkthru sessions to discuss trail layout and reorganization of the system.
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Postby NoyzSource » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:08 am

OnlyInAJeep - I noticed that the picture came from the website http://www.iowahighpower.com/

Is this a website that you have control over? I just want to make sure the image doesn't get changed sometime to a goatse.cx or anything. I can throw it on my website if it isn't OK to host it at the rifle site.
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Postby OnlyInAJeep » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:50 pm

Yeah, that website is mine, I'll try to keep the farm animals and the bike stuff separate :lol: If wanna upload it to the club's server thats cool. Feel free to use the map however you wish.

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map update

Postby Ken » Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:09 pm

It's not as high quality as the original map, but has some updated trail portions, in addition to trail numbers to serve as points of reference when people bring up trail design / flow ideas...
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Postby NoyzSource » Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:32 pm

Where did all of the extra roads come from? :)
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Postby OnlyInAJeep » Sat May 17, 2008 4:54 pm

An updated map...met Mr. Lewis on the trail yesterday, he said there was a map in the works, but here's this one anyways...

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Postby NoyzSource » Sat May 17, 2008 6:00 pm

OK. I give up.

What GPS are you using to get such frequent updates for the coordinates?
What program are you using for the smoothing of the lines on that map?

How do we remove the shortcut that is present to get to the western power line crossing? That should not be there.
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Postby Ken » Sat May 17, 2008 6:52 pm

No kidding, that is nice work!

Thus far we've been using a Garmin GPS 60, standard Map Source software, and this web site to do our mapping work.
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Postby OnlyInAJeep » Sat May 17, 2008 10:15 pm

I'm using a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx. I set the tracking record mode to 'TIME' and set the interval to 00hrs00mins00secs and log the data to my SD card. I'm at work now, but when I get home I'll upload some raw Garmin tracks so you can compare 'em with yours.

I upload the data to my PC using a mapping program called OziExplorer. I take a screen shot of the tracks and import them into PhotoShop to manipulate them.

The track is pasted into a new layer above the the background map. Pretty smooth to start with.
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Then I trace over the Garmin track using the Paint Brush tool on another layer that has the track for the whole park. The track is wider and depending on my mousing abilities smoothed a little bit.
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The layer with the Garmin track is then hidden.
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I also have background layers with a satellite image and a somewhat cheesy topo.
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Postby OnlyInAJeep » Sun May 18, 2008 1:27 am

here's the GPX file direct from the GPS: 20080516.gpx (right click, save as...)

A screenshot from OziExplorer showing the density of the track log data points.

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Postby NoyzSource » Sun May 18, 2008 8:27 am

The biggest difference between what you do and what I tried is that you have an SD card that can store the data directly. I was relying on the "Track" data from my GPS. My older GPS didn't store that many points so the view was really choppy. Ken's GPS was much better but still didn't store as many points as you are using.

I would love to get ahold of your raw gpx and photoshop files to play around with.
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Postby Ken » Sun May 18, 2008 10:49 am

Noyz, I don't know much about the settings on my GPS, but I think there may be a way to get it to take points more frequently :?: Do you have access to Photoshop? I do not, also do not like the learning curve with that program, but the whole feature of multiple layers would obviously come in handy.

Jeep, do you mind us using your main / updated map on the web site or maybe even the kiosk? That seems to be the next step some LAMBA folks would like to make to help curb the confusion for the rider new to Beverly.
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Postby iLuvTechnical » Sun May 18, 2008 11:04 am

From what I know and have been told, do exactly what OnlyInAJeep said and set the TIME mode to ZERO's. That gets your tracking point more frequent and close together.

Kiosk? Map? That would be awesome! It would make the park and all the hard work seem more real and official :shock:

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Postby OnlyInAJeep » Sun May 18, 2008 1:54 pm

Here's a folder with all my tracklogs, they are in .gpx format. There's no rhyme or reason to them, no one map of everything, just a buncha trail fragments. >>> gpx files <<< (click to open folder)

And my PhotoShop file: <<HERE>> (right click, save as... 10MB)

Feel free to use the files or map for whatever ya'll need.

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Postby NoyzSource » Sun May 18, 2008 4:03 pm

I've been using TheGimp for my photo editing needs. I had actually spent a few hours setting up exactly what OnlyInAJeep was doing with layers. Unfortunately, I could never get the resolution tight enough to release it.

I'll check out the files tonight. I should have enough time.

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Postby Ken » Sun May 18, 2008 8:40 pm

Ha ha Noyz, keep me posted to your progress and let me know if / how I can assist. We should put that map right on the front page or perhaps the activities page? Whatever works best.

Thanks a bunch Jeep for the permission, good stuff!
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