Hi, I am working on an iPhone app that displays bike lanes and paths for the DC area. I was wondering if it was ok to use your data for areas I am missing. Thanks
-David david dot mintzer at gmail dot com
Jun 1 2011, 11:46 AM EDT by Anonymous
FORT DUPONT'S HIKER/BIKER TRAIL
THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE MAINTAINS A 7.5 MILE HIKER/BIKER TRAIL FROM FORT MAHAN PARK THROUGH FORT DUPONT TERMINATING AT FORT RICKETTES PARK (ACROSS THE ANACOSTIA MUSEUM). WHILE IT IS A MULTI-USE TRAIL IT IS, HOWEVER,THE ONLY LEGAL MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL IN THE CITY AND OFFERS VISITORS PLENTY ON ENJOYMENT. AS A RANGER AT FORT DUPONT PARK WE OFFER MANY MANY MAPS ON OUR "SISTER" WEBSITE, NPS.GOV/CWDW-LOOK UP THE BROCHURES TAB AND YOU WILL FIND LOTS OF TRAIL OPERATED BY THE NPS, INCLUDING THE HIKER/BIKER TRAIL. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TRAIL PLEASE CONTACT US AT, 202-426-7723 OR BY EMAIL AT THOMAS_SAFRANEK@NPS.GOV.
Apr 15 2011, 5:45 PM EDT by Anonymous
Is this still going?
Checking in from Prince William County. Is this project still alive? Someone shoot me an e-mail! I'll be starting this process as a citizen so use my personal e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am in the public sector working to remove cars from the road. I'd like to help with this project!
Jan 22 2010, 4:48 PM EST by Anonymous
Bike Shap s Map
Can that one be set up for collaboration. I have some additions.
Jul 30 2008, 6:20 PM EDT by
I've been having problems getting most of the maps to come up. Sometimes it will go to the right zoom, but not show anything. If I click on that map again, the key shows up on the left, but no lines. Anyone else having this problem?
Jul 29 2008, 10:43 AM EDT by
Standalone Websites (vs Mapplets)
I've designed and updated some standalone websites that show off the maps. These are pretty similar to the mapplets I've previously made. The API coding is virtually identical, but the standalone-website versions require a bit more HTML and CSS knowhow.
The mapplet and standalone website versions each have pros and cons, and I think some users will prefer one or the other. Because they are so copy/paste technically similar I have no problem maintaining both.
So here are the beta versions for the standalone websites:
I went with a minimalist design that uses as much screen real estate as possible. On the Arlington website, there's a pull down menu for neighborhood zooms, which I think is a good shortcut for people who aren't used to navigating online maps. If you guys have any usability/functionality suggestions, let me know.
Also, I think the master/menu map and linkage ideas we were tossing around earlier would work better if programmed into these websites or mapplets rather than putting them on the My Maps. I think for now, we should just try to put good data on the collaborative My Maps, not user-interface stuff.
Jul 25 2008, 8:40 PM EDT by mooniker
Trails and Maps
Mooniker, I've been adding trails to the various trail maps and everything else to the DC map. I noticed on the Arlington one that you added the trails into that. Do you think the Major trails - Rock Creek, Mt Vernon and CCT for DC - should be added onto the DC map individually?
Jul 11 2008, 11:03 AM EDT by washcycle
Legend/Key: Colors, Opacity, and Width
I'd like to start a discussion on the color key/legend.
Right now, on the Arlington mapplet I'm still using the legend I started out with before this wiki/group project, and I've recently been tweaking it in light of some usability considerations, and gauging my user experience but I'd like to get feedback from non-me users. Here are my usability concerns:
Jul 8 2008, 8:23 PM EDT by mooniker
Maps We have
Are these all the maps we have right now or are there others
* Mt Vernon
Trails by region
* Northwest (D.C., Md.)
* Northeast (D.C., Md.)
* Southern (D.C., Md.)
* Western (Va.)
DC Bike Mashup
Arlington Bike Mashup
Falls Church Bike Mashup
With the master map the Washington Bikes Mashup
I think we should try as much as possible not to repeat data on one map onto another. Does everyone agree? Toward that goal I might stat consolidating maps.
May 30 2008, 2:46 PM EDT by
The Path Forward
Ok, some good discussion here. I think we're moving toward an idea of a program that will deal with the limited item issue with MyMaps. Here is my proposal.
1. Create a Master Map. This map will include pushpins that connect users to each of the regional or subject maps. Each of these pushpins will be custom tailored to it's situation, so a DC map for DC, the SmartBike logo for SmartBike etc... This Map will also include key bike trails (CCT, Mt Vernon, W&OD, Rock Creek, C&O, Anacostia Trail System) and tehse will each link to their own trail map.
2. Below the Master Map will be three kinds of maps regional (I propose DC, Arl, Alex, Falls Church, Moco, and PG) subject (Smartbike, Bike Shops, WMATA) and Trail (See the list above).
3. Each of these can have submaps as well (so DC bike lanes for example) but only if needed.
Anonymous, you seem to know how to pull out the info into KML files. Do you think you could take what we have, pull it apart and put it back together in this way (If everyone agrees)?
May 23 2008, 2:05 PM EDT by
Wash Bike MAshup - Major Route Map
I think the Washington Bike Mashup is perma fried. The 100 item rule... I have been beating on the mashup to get the number of items down, and have gotten it down to about 80, and there is still a second page of items. I am betting this might be messed up until this page is thoroughly cleaned up - maybe when the enough items are deleted and we get rid of the second page, we can regain the 100 item ceiling. I am just guessing.
The Wash Bike Mashup could be the sandbox page where we encourage people to add information, that we then migrate to the other pages - one page open to contributions - and the other pages locked and only official map'kateers can mess them up.
One of my concerns is vandalism - wikis - you solve vandalism by just rolling the version back and deleting the vandalism. But with the mashup, if someone comes in and deletes the W&OD trail, then one of us is going to have to come back and redraw it. The solutions could be
(1) some system of backup - is that possible?
(2) Have an open collaborate mashup where anyone in the community can add new information, and all the other pages are limited closed collaborate, and only us few can edit it. Or we can even close down the maps and let designated volunteers to manage individual pages. But I really like the Web 2.0 collaboration feature.
May 22 2008, 10:23 PM EDT by
I suggest we should have one "menu" map, which can act as a starting point or home map -- one central place to keep track of other maps without having to come over here to the wiki or get lost in icons over there.
We can draw in jurisdiction borders there instead of putting them on each map (a la current Arlington map).
Instead of putting bicycle icon links to other maps on every map, we should just put them on the menu map. that can be overlaid (checkboxed) if the user wants (or doesn't want) navigation.
May 22 2008, 6:25 PM EDT by
Also, what would really be great is if some people could donate their data (coordinates, waypoints, XML, KML, whatever) of the major trails and then we can convert/import, assuming the data is free of copyright restrictions.
I feel like that would be the quickest/simplest way to get the major trails on the map, which would in turn generate a lot of interest and get more people involved to draw the smaller trails.
May 22 2008, 5:58 PM EDT by
Though Technically part of DC, I think we should treat it like part of Arlington. It makes more sense.
May 22 2008, 5:37 PM EDT by washcycle
Short term Additions
I was thinking about the short term items, like the A&A ride and the hit and run alerts. I think these are great, but should we set up a rule for these. For example when does a hit and run request for help expire? How soon before an event should one be able to advertise it? Thoughts.
May 22 2008, 5:19 PM EDT by
This page lists the Bike Organizations in the Washington DC area Washington Area Bike Association (WABA) Arlington Bike Advisory Committee College Park Area Bicycle Coalition Montgomery Bicycle Advocates Fairfax Advocates for Bette
Aug 22 2008, 10:36 AM EDT by Anonymous
Objective: To produce comprehensive bikeway maps of the national capital area (D.C., Md., Va.) that reflect and draw from the collective wisdom of the cycling community. Using this wiki as a home base, we're collaborating on Google Maps (user-cre
Nov 9 2009, 12:03 PM EST by Anonymous