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Updating the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Posted by Sparks on 10 September 2020 in English (English)

The North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail extends from, as you might guess, the mountains of North Carolina to the ocean. The last time I had looked at the MtS website I noted that the trail hadn’t been fully fleshed out yet. There were many partial sections but they weren’t all linked up. Now everything is linked up with a few proposed changes coming over the next few years.

Because OSM data reflected the partial trail, I’m working on verifying the data that is currently there as well as adding the missing data. I’m also breaking up the overall relations into segments, as per the MtS website. I’ve currently mapped (or confirmed the existing data) for Sections 15-18 (516 km!). I hope to have all of this finished within the next week or so.

Location: Stacy, Carteret County, North Carolina, 28581, United States of America

Comment from nickjohnston on 11 September 2020 at 10:52

Excellent work. I’ll probably never walk this trail (or even a significant part of it) but it makes me happy to see so many hiking trails being added to OpenStreetMap :)

Comment from Alan Bragg on 11 September 2020 at 12:19

Trails are one of OSM’s best assets. I’ve found strava imagery very helpful when looking for problems. By

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