GPS units are a great tool for helping us navigate the North Country Trail. Did you know that a lot of GPS units allow you to load additional geographic data onto them, for example, our trail line? The NCTA maintains an extensive set of trail information which is updated regularly. We now have a great tool that allows you to take our mapping information and put it on your GPS unit to help you to navigate on your next hike!
The video tutorial below explains how to use the Open Data Portal Tool to filter and download a section of trail data with a step-by-step guide to convert the data into a format your GPS receiver can use. We think you’ll find this new tool quite helpful!
For a direct link to the Open Data Portal visit gis.northcountrytrail.org
Within the video we mention using the free Minnesota DNR GPS app which you can find here.
For written-out step-by-step directions download this PDF here: https://northcountrytrail.org/docs/gis/Open_Data_Portal_Tutorial.pdf