This toolbox provides geospatial resources for water trail managers. In this toolbox you will find instructions and examples on how to create x- and y-coordinates and maps for your water trail. These resources help you complete 'Section 5: Photo, Mapping, and Logo' in the NWTS Application
Find X,Y Coordinates with Google Earth
Google Earth is free software that enables users to visualize, edit, and create geographic information. Finding x- and y-coordinates with Google Earth is easy! If you know the general location of your water trail you can find the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of a point of interest or centralized location along the trail with the help of Google Earth.
Download Google Earth
Create a Map with Google Earth
Explore creating a map of your entire water trail using Google Earth. Google Earth enables you to draw the entire length of your trail and add placemarks and labels for access points or other important locations.
Create a Map on the Web
Web maps enable you to create a map directly in your web browser. All you need is an internet connection and the Microsoft Silverlight Plugin. The Web map provides tools to trace the length of your water trail and add trail access locations and other points of interest. The Web map automatically creates a map layout with a legend, scale bar, and north arrow via the print function.