Parks and trails are a cornerstone of public health and quality of life. The Open Trail System Specification (OpenTrails) helps citizens get outdoors to enjoy them.
What is OpenTrails?
The Open Trail System Specification (OpenTrails) defines a simple, common format for public trails and associated geographic information. OpenTrails allows public land agencies to publish their trail data and developers to write applications that consume that data in an interoperable way.
How Do I Get Started?
- Preview the Spec
- Read the full working draft
- Learn more about the OpenTrails System Specification
- Watch the first OpenTrails Webinar
- Enroll in the first OpenTrails Course! Begins August 6th 2014!
- Start Converting & Validating Your Data
- Get involved and join the discussion group
OpenTrails Course Materials
Media and Presentations
- Mike Migurski & Nate Goldman at ESRI UC 2014
- Strava is Just the Beginning : The Promise of Open Trail Data
- OpenTrails Season Begins
- National Day of Civic Hacking Wrap-up
- Open Data for Our Parks & Trails
- To the Trails Demo at CfA Summit 2013
Projects You Can Get Involved In
- OpenTrails Project Ideas - A place to collect idea descriptions for OpenTrails.
- OpenTrails Importer - An Open Source OpenTrails data importer for iOS.
- OpenTrailsEmbed - An Open Source HTML5 embeddable interactive map for presenting OpenTrails data.
- PDX Trails - An Open Source iOS application for finding and navigating Portland area trails.
- To the Trails - An Open Source web application for finding and navigating OpenTrails data for the Summit County Ohio region.
- Trail Editor - An Open Source application for enabling the contribution of trailhead data from the field.
- Trails Mobile - An Open Source PhoneGap application for finding and navigating OpenTrails data for any region.
- Transit & Trails - An application (soon to be Open Source) for finding, planning and sharing transit accessible outdoor recreation.
- OpenTrails Mobile Android - Latest build of the Android version