If you build it, they will come??

By October 2, 2013 General No Comments

We have all heard the quote “If you build it, they will come”. Generally speaking, this quote is a fairly true statement. From a mapping perspective, there should be a second sentence to this popular saying. “If you map it, they will find it” is an important addition to the quote, especially as it relates to outdoor recreation. As we think about trails, this becomes significantly important. Users may have an idea where to go but when directions are given verbally for a new outdoor resource it is generally voiced indifferently. “So, if you go down that windy point in the road, you will see a loblolly pine tree with some barbed wire sticking out of it, turn right there…”. You get the point, building a new trail is great, but getting trail users to it is why you built it!

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