People love hiking trails. But planning a hike can be frustrating with different trail owners, rules and websites! Enter OpenTrails. The Open Trail System Specification (OpenTrails) provides simplified and standardized trail data. Trails are easy for people to relate to and in this session you will learn how Boulder County, the City of Boulder, and the City of Albuquerque used OpenTrails formatted data to demonstrate the power of an Open Data standard while engaging the community. Show citizens the impact of open data by having better maps and applications to get out into the parks they love!

Key Takeaways

  1. Open trails is a good specification for innovation
  2. How to get started in your region
  3. OpenTrails is turning “open data” into something very tangible for citizens and there's some cool collaborative work being done in this space

Conference event time: 

  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (Sessions)
Wednesday, September 23, 2015


  • Enchantment C-D