Fixing up the area around High Mountain in West Virginia. I'm amazed how inaccurate some of the map data is. Most of the roads came from the TIGER import. All of us who own land on the mountain have always had a hard time accurately representing our roads. We all know where they are, but it's hard to send people a map or have someone follow their GPS on the mountain. Auto GPSs are comical, sometimes telling people to head off the road and into the trees. Fortunately, nobody pays attention.
I've found an equal mix of:
- Old logging grades that haven't been used in a long number of years marked as roads.
- Roads very simplified - like just a few lines - sort of abstract roads. It illustrates the concept but the locations are way off.
- Roads shown that don't exist and never did - hiked in to where TIGER showed some roads and found mature trees and no sign of any grade.
Been having lots of fun walking around the mountain with my GPS. Accurate mapping info will be a big plus!