The Alliance is hard at work on mapping the Loop and creating an inventory of all the resources (or assets) in the Loop Corridor. This means cataloging and locating all the recreational, historic, agritourism, commercial and other items that would be needed by people cycling the Loop or planning to. This effort is partly funded by a Technical Assistance Grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. We will be asking for review and submissions from all around the Loop. If you are interested in participating please contact us at the link above or send email info at SJR2C dot org. Click on the map icon below to view the current map with updates provided by SJR2C Loop Alliance volunteers. The map of the Sweetheart Trail in Daytona (zoom to Highway 92 at City Island to view) was provided by Jason Aufdenberg,
One of our tasks involves representing Loop maps in USNG (United States National Grid and simplified version of the MGRS - Military Grid Reference System) Al Studt is assisting with this (@USNGFlorida) and provided the map you can view at the link below. Al created a video on the Coast to Coast trail discussing the USNG and its importance to cyclists on the trails. (link below)
Al connected us with Joseph Elfert, who developed and operates Gmap4, MappingSupport.com and FindMeSAR to assist with search and rescue location. This will all be important information to represent around the Loop, and on any long distance trail.
Here's information from Joseph Elfert, at Gmap4:
"But wait...there's more...speaking of SAR...
Another one of my software projects is FindMeSAR (https://findmesar.com). This browser app uses the GPS in the user's phone to display the user's coordinates and accuracy value in 4 different formats. Each format had a different colored screen. The blue screen is USNG.
But the current reality is that if you call 911 for help and give them USNG coordinates I suspect most 911 call centers will not have a clue how to use those coordinates to find you. If you use FindMeSAR and tap the "Next format" button until the yellow screen appears then you will be seeing your location in latitude longitude decimal degrees. This is the coordinate system every 911 call center uses.
For more information please tap the "Tips" button."
Use the links below for more information on USNG.