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Offline Steve_Sr

Source for USBR GPS Data?
« on: July 26, 2016, 04:21:30 pm »
Hello,

Does anyone know where to find GPS data for routes in the USBR system? turn-by-turn would be sufficient and POIs for services would be great!

Thanks,

Steve

Offline JMilyko

Re: Source for USBR GPS Data?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 09:13:07 am »
Hi Steve,

Since USBR routes are designated on a state-by-state basis, they are the keepers of any data associated with them. You would need to contact the states individually to find out what they have available. You will find links to each state's resources here:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/us-bicycle-route-system/maps-and-route-resources/

I hope this helps.

Jennifer
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Offline Steve_Sr

Re: Source for USBR GPS Data?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 04:55:21 pm »
Jennifer,

Thanks for the reference. Unfortunately so far no luck in NC or VA. One would think that if these states really wanted to increase bicycle tourism they would at least have maps and/or GPS data available. I know that most of the routes are already included in OSM / Open Cycle Maps and sometimes you can actually figure out which route/trail it is you are looking at. However without a track/route file these can be hard to follow especially where multiple routes converge on a small area.


Thanks,

Steve

Offline DanE

Re: Source for USBR GPS Data?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 07:41:41 pm »
For VA: http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/united_states_bicycle_route_1_and_76_in_virginia.asp

Click on the full screen view of the map and you will be taken to a Google map of the routes. I was able to save them to my desktop from there.

The NC DOT links to http://ncbikeways.com to display their bike routes.

Offline Steve_Sr

Re: Source for USBR GPS Data?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 08:32:56 pm »
Thanks for the reference but unless I am missing something both of these resources are totally *worthless* for navigation of a selected route let alone any usable GPS navigation data. :(

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Source for USBR GPS Data?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2016, 09:33:09 pm »
You could try the old-fashioned way, and use google maps (for instance) with something like ridewithgps to generate your own .gpx tracks (and then share them!).  Or try getting in touch with local cycling clubs and see if anyone has already done such a thing for the regions that are hardest to plan.