When word got out about a soon-to-be-released Instructional GPS Trail Mapping DVD, OHV activists and land managers across the country quickly inquired about reserving a copy. This new DVD, which is available now through the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), provides OHV enthusiasts and professionals with detailed information on how to gather OHV route (trail) information using GPS technology, and how to provide that information to the USFS in a format that will be usable by the USFS for their upcoming Route Designation process. Emphasis is placed on GPS tools and technology that are available to OHV enthusiasts, and software that can be used to manage, catalog and format GPS data.
The DVD is divided into eight chapters which are easily navigable with a computer or DVD player. Chapter topics include an introduction to the USFS Route Designation process, GPS hardware, preparing for your trip, collecting data, DNR Garmin, Garmin Mapsource, Fugawi Global Navigator, and providing data to the agency.
One sample DVD is free for the asking, but the NOHVCC must charge shipping and handling for multiple orders. One sample DVD is free for the asking, but the NOHVCC must charge shipping and handling for multiple orders. To order, call (800) 348-6487 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can also visit their website at www.nohvcc.org
for more info on their other educational products and services. For more on the upcoming USFS Route Designation process and what it means for OHV recreationalists who utilize U.S. Forest Service lands, http://www.nohvcc.org/forest/forest.asp
The DVD was developed jointly by the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) and the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) with input from the USDA Forest Service (USFS), BlueRibbon Coalition, Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA), American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Specilaty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) and the United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA).