Resource Information Management

a house made of rock and a large rock monument in a desert landscape with mountains and blue sky in the background
RIM team member gathering coordinate information via GPS equipment at the Simpson’s Spring Station on the Pony Express National Historic Trail. This was one stop in a larger project to amass coordinates for Pony Express stations in the West Desert of Utah for use in a new Mobile App Tour Guide. For more information, copy / paste this URL into your web browser:


Resource Information Management Team (RIM)
We work with partner associations and other organizations to capture, store, retrieve, analyze, and share geographic information about the national historic trails and the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program in a digital format. We create maps, lists, tables, graphics, reports, and other products to assist in the protection, development, and promotion of national historic trails.

Technical Assistance

  • Database development and management

  • Support for field data collection

  • Search for other available data sets

  • Spatial analysis and map production

  • Implementation of trail data standards

  • Metadata development and management

  • Data and information request coordination

  • Partner training on GIS, GPS, and related technologies

  • Partner mapping project support

GIS Data
National Trails Intermountain Region (NTIR) provides GIS data for national historic trail alignments via the Integrated Resource Management Applications Portal (IRMA). IRMA is the National Park Service's data and information clearinghouse and houses the authoritative datasets, as ESRI shapefiles/feature services, for NTIR administered or co-administered trail alignments. These geospatial datasets are available for public download and use. Below are the links to IRMA references for each of the trail alignments:

Contact Us
Brian D., GIS Specialist: Email
Sarah R., Cartographic Technician: Email

Last updated: November 5, 2018