Monday, July 11, 2016

USFS Introduces New Interactive Visitor Maps

The U.S. Forest Service announced yesterday that they have launched a new online interactive map tool on their website.

Forest visitors can now search for a recreation site or a forest, zoom in on the local map, and view a variety of recreation information for that site. The maps can also be printed (via Settings).

The maps are updated every 5 minutes with site-specific weather watches and warnings from the National Weather Service. And if your Twitter accounts are geo-located, you can see real-time photos, content, and links from your Twitter feed (you must geo-tag for this to work). Wildfire activity across the country is also displayed.

You can visit http://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/index.html for an online view of Forest Service roads, trails, and recreation areas throughout the USA.



Jeff
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