The wife and I are hoping to take a number of short long-weekend vacations this summer to locales not too far from home. It's funny how we tend to not visit the sites in our own back yard. Just in time for us, the Forest Service has rolled out a new online interactive visitors map, but there are plans to increase the interactive portion among visitors soon. Donovan Albert of the US Forest Service
ALBERT: Those are to expand on the social engagement so as users take pictures or shoot video in national forests we want to find ways that we can integrate that user integrated content with the interactive visitor map.
Albert says the interactive visitor maps will help folks plan for that trip to our nation's forests.
ALBERT: Other data that will be displayed is around complimentary trip planning information such as weather. So we may pull in map services and also display that in context with the map. The visitor map will display forest service roads, forest service trails and rec site information for every national forest service and grassland across the country. It provides much more detail and the user can zoom in and pan and really explore their national forest online before they make a decision to go out and explore them in person.
That's today's Line On Agriculture. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.