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Works like a charm now that I moved it out of a subdirectors ONTTRAILS of ONTTRAILS :)

 

I actually develop the project on a 32 bit Windows 7 computer. It has also been tested on Windows 7 64-bit.

 

You may want to try installing it from an elevated command prompt because we do write to the Registry

 

That's great, glad you're all sorted out.

As of today, the Trails Project is being developed on a Macbook Pro now :grin:

 

I will be virtualizing Windows machines with Fusion so that will continue to be supported but the Mac users are going to get some better support going forward.

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I've been using this for a couple of months now and it's great!

Thanks northernpenguin!

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I've been using this for a couple of months now and it's great!

Thanks northernpenguin!

 

Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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Here's a new trick for the project - you can use it with BaseCamp for Mac OS!

Make sure you have BaseCamp installed, then download the .gmapi file from the site and double click on it. The map will be added to BaseCamp. You will still have to use MapInstall to get it on your GPS though.

 

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Just posted v0.78 to the website. This is my first build using my Mac :)

 

I've added some new icons and a new trail type - canoe routes.

That means those of you running custom TYP files may have to update them.

 

[ Download ]

 

New this time around:

 

Ont-Trails 0.78

* New Trail Type added: Canoe Route

* Updated TYP file - new canoe route trail type, updated parking icon, new icons for canoe put in/take Out

 

Updated - Bruce Trail @ Crawford Lake CA - Milton - Conservation Halton

Updated - Crawford Lake Trail @ Crawford Lake CA - Milton - Conservation Halton

Updated - Burns Conservation Area Trails - Milton - Conservation Halton

Updated - Hilton's Highway Trail - Hilton Falls CA - Milton - Conservation Halton

Updated - Red Oak Trail (Red) - Hilton Falls CA - Milton - Conservation Halton

Updated - Esquesing CA Trails - Conservation Halton

Updated - Highland Backpacking Trail - Algonquin PP - Dennis Sheen

Updated - Gould Lake - Swimmrguy

Updated - Cruickston/RARE trails - Cambridge - Zeke

Updated - Hanlon Creek Trails - Guelph - Entogeek

Updated - Glen Major Forest, Walker Woods - Entogeek

Updated - Little Tract - Guelph - Fizbot

Updated - Crawford Tract - Guelph - Fizbot

Updated - Palgrave Side Trail - Palgrave - Entogeek

Updated - Glen Haffy CA trails - Entogeek

Added - Grand River Canoe Route, Cambridge to Paris - northernpenguin

Added - Tour de Matchedash - Swift Rapids - northernpenguin

Added - Lingham Lake access trail - northernpenguin

Added - Nottawasaga River Canoe Route, Minesing Swamp Section - Minesing - northernpenguin

Added - Beaver River Canoe Route (Bruce) portions - Grey County - northernpenguin

Added - Baylawn Drive Ravine Trails - Pickering - Entogeek

Added - Snake Island - Lake Simcoe - GPSDerek

Added - Nonquon Wildlife Area - Entogeek

Added - Lawson Tract - Oxford County - Treknschmidt

Added - LaCloche/Silhouette Backpacking Trail - Killarney PP - polarhiker (Everytrail) (With Permission)

Added - Frank Tract - Milton - Fizbot

Added - Montreal River/Ishpatina Ridge Canoe Route, Trail - Barnie's Band of Gold

Added - Durham Region Forest Trails (Partial) - Entogeek

Added - Bechtel Park Forest Trails - Waterloo - Cache4Pat

Added - Indian Point Trail - Petawawa - Entogeek

Added - Morris Island CA - Fitzroy Harbour - Entogeek

Added - David Lake to Silver Peak - Killarney PP - Sudbury - Jason Fowler

Added - Western Uplands Backpacking Trail (Second Loop) - Algonquin PP - Jason Fowler

Added - Bat Lake Trail - Algonquin PP - Jason Fowler

Added - Moon Island Trail - Massassaga PP - Jason Fowler

Added - Wreck Island Trail - Massassaga PP - Jason Fowler

Added portages - Massassaga PP - Jason Fowler:

 

Portage A 406

Portage B 730

Portage C 1225

Portage D 488

Portage E 239

Portage F 634

Portage I 782

Portage K 369

Portage L 542

Portage N 232

Portage M 348

 

Added - Campbellville Road Pond Trail - Milton - Entogeek

Added - Rattlesnake Point CA - Milton - Conservation Halton

Added - Mountsberg CA - Milton - Conservation Halton

Added - Iroquoian Village, Visitor's Centre @ Crawford Lake CA - Milton - Conservation Halton

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Wicked! It's like a surprise gift every time it comes out. Can't live without these. (I could, but really, who'd want to ??) Thanks a bunch! And thanks to everyone who takes the time to send in their tracks.

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Very excited about the new canoe route feature especially with the portages. :D Based on my past experience, I've been known to spend more time looking for the portage than I spend actually paddling! :ph34r:

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Very excited about the new canoe route feature especially with the portages. :D Based on my past experience, I've been known to spend more time looking for the portage than I spend actually paddling! :ph34r:

 

I thought you spent most of your time bailing. :)

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Very excited about the new canoe route feature especially with the portages. :D Based on my past experience, I've been known to spend more time looking for the portage than I spend actually paddling! :ph34r:

 

I thought you spent most of your time bailing. :)

 

Your reply is not worthy of a reply. Dagnabbit, I just replied, didn't I? :mad:

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I noticed in the Google Earth file most of the icons are just a black dot except for bridges and boats. Will the other be making a return?

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I noticed in the Google Earth file most of the icons are just a black dot except for bridges and boats. Will the other be making a return?

 

Yeah, I'm not too happy about that either. That was a compromise I took while waiting for a software fix - the black dots were better than the big red boxes with an X through them.

 

Once the software I'm using to convert Polish Format to KML starts supporting Garmin custom icons, those icons will be back.

They've promised it in an update "soon".

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Gearing up for another update this week!

 

I've got a ton of portages and canoe routes on the west side of Algonquin Park ... the first of two batches of trails.

Hoping I'll get to "Gold Master" by Wednesday and push the update out by Thursday or Friday at the latest.

 

Now's the time to send in tracklogs if you want them included in the July release, and as I've got a few big trips coming up, the next release will likely be September.

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Gearing up for another update this week!

 

I've got a ton of portages and canoe routes on the west side of Algonquin Park ... the first of two batches of trails.

Hoping I'll get to "Gold Master" by Wednesday and push the update out by Thursday or Friday at the latest.

 

Now's the time to send in tracklogs if you want them included in the July release, and as I've got a few big trips coming up, the next release will likely be September.

 

Ok, I was a few days late on this one. Got caught up fiddling with the Saugeen River Canoe Route and some Algonquin portages. Today I decided it's time to stop and ship the current version as I know a few people are heading into Algonquin shortly.

 

Go get the update (v0.79) which has lots of new goodies!

 

I've added some info bits and I'm marking where the dams are along canoe routes, to give you a bit of warning that next portage isn't optional :ph34r:

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Gearing up for another update this week!

 

I've got a ton of portages and canoe routes on the west side of Algonquin Park ... the first of two batches of trails.

Hoping I'll get to "Gold Master" by Wednesday and push the update out by Thursday or Friday at the latest.

 

Now's the time to send in tracklogs if you want them included in the July release, and as I've got a few big trips coming up, the next release will likely be September.

 

Ok, I was a few days late on this one. Got caught up fiddling with the Saugeen River Canoe Route and some Algonquin portages. Today I decided it's time to stop and ship the current version as I know a few people are heading into Algonquin shortly.

 

Go get the update (v0.79) which has lots of new goodies!

 

I've added some info bits and I'm marking where the dams are along canoe routes, to give you a bit of warning that next portage isn't optional :ph34r:

 

 

Holy! This is an awesome additional map to have. I have a few trails that I can add to this, how exactly can I do this?

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Holy! This is an awesome additional map to have. I have a few trails that I can add to this, how exactly can I do this?

 

Simple, just email me the tracklog file - GDB, GPX, or whatever your GPS uses. The address is on the website.

 

Thanks!

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Holy! This is an awesome additional map to have. I have a few trails that I can add to this, how exactly can I do this?

 

Simple, just email me the tracklog file - GDB, GPX, or whatever your GPS uses. The address is on the website.

 

Thanks!

 

Sweet! I will compile all I have and send them to you. Thanks again, this map is great!

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Well, it's been a while, but .... we're ba-ack!

 

As usual, the trails can be found at http://trailmaps.torontogeocaching.com ... the current release is now 0.80

 

I finally got a stretch of time together to go over all the contributed track logs and other sources and push out another update to the Trails Project. Hard to believe that only took six months this time around.

 

I actually still have more trails to put in there, but I hear there's a trip going into Lingham Lake later this month, so I fast tracked the release for it:

 

 

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Added - The Gut Conservation Area - Havelock - northernpenguin

Added - Flowerpot Island Trails - Tobermory - Nozzletime

Added - Merle Gunby Side Trail - Owen Sound - Nozzletime

Added - Trent-Severn Waterway Trail ( Parkhill to McFarlane ) - Peterborough - Murfster

Added - York Region Trails, Scout Tract (added to existing) - Speedy54

Added - Mud Lake Trail - Port Colborne - dfx

Added - Local trails - Ancaster - dfx

Added - Local trail - Niagara Falls - dfx

Added - Local trails - Port Colborne - dfx

Added - Breithaupt Park - Waterloo - cache4pat

Added - Mount Albion Conservation Area - Hamilton - northernpenguin

Added - Welland Recreational Waterway - Welland - northernpenguin

Added - Bond Lake Lower Trail - Oak Ridges - northernpenguin

Added - Hyde Tract - Flamborough - teamvoyagr

Added - (Partial) Niagara Glen Trails, Whirlpool Trail - Niagara Falls - northernpenguin

Added - Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve - Bradford - Christopher Lenort

Added - Innisfil Town Hall Park Trails - Innisfil - Juicepig

Added - Lingham Lake Trail - Tequila, Lifeguard1

Added - Lingham Lake Dam Trail - northernpenguin, Lifeguard1

Added - Mill Pond Hiking Trail - Dorchester - maxter86

Added - LAwrence Walkway - Toronto - Derek Pugh

Added - Bronte Creek Camping Trails - Oakville - Alexandar Karmanov

Added - Peacock Tract - Erin - Res2100

Added - Seaway Waterfront Trail - Upper Canada Village - Stewart Winter

Added - Delhi-Simcoe Rail Trail - Simcoe - Swamper68

Added - Vance Tract - Guelph - maxter86, rovers3

Added - Durham Regional Forest Timber Tract - Uxbridge - Terra Scout

Added - Etobicoke Creek Valley - Etobicoke - Psychocyclist

Added - Dryden Tract (Alps Woods) - Cambridge - Rovers3

Added - Humber Valley Heritage Trail (Kleinburg Chapter) - Kleinburg - Barry Westhead

Added - Mill Pond Trail - Cambridge - Doug Mathieson

Added - Bruce Trail Side Trail - Mulmer - Nozzletime

Added - Waterford Heritage Trail (Missing Portions) - Brant - Swamper68

Added - Elgin Trail (Fingal to Lyle) - St. Thomas - Dr. House

Added - Cedar Valley Conservation Authority - Oshawa - Capers4

Added - Rock Glen Conservation Area - Arkona - northernpenguin

 

Added - Canoe Routes & Portages - Algonquin Park - Stewart Winter

- Ironwood Lake

- Bug Lake

 

Updated - Micheal Starr Trail - Oshawa - northernpenguin

Updated - Harmony Creek Trail - Oshawa - northernpenguin

Updated - Joseph Kolodzie Oshawa Creek Bike Path - Oshawa - northernpenguin

Updated - Bruce Trail Reroute - Speyside - Avernar

Updated - Rouge Park Trails - Toronto - Chris-Mouse

Updated - Westminster Pond Trails - London - maxter86

Updated - Silverheights Trail - Cambridge - Doug Mathieson

 

Added Parking:

Pottawatomi Conservation Area

Mount Albion Conservation Area

Breithaupt Park

Upper Kings Forest Park

Old Colony Road Parking - Oak Ridges Trail

Cedar Valley Conservation Authority

 

Added Information:

Johnson's Hole (Lingham Lake)

 

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Well, it's been a while, but .... we're ba-ack!

Sweet, I'm coming to Ottawa in May and I've been looking for trail maps. I also found the NCC trail maps. How do those compare?

 

Thanks for your efforts!

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Another quick update to the Project. v0.81 is now posted on the site.

Here's what changed:

 

 

Added - Barron Canyon - Algonquin - northernpenguin

Added - Duck Island - Lake Ontario (Kingston) - dfx, Team Murfster

Added - Vittoria Conservation Area - Norfolk - Dr. House

Added - Marshall Memorial Forest - Dunnville - Kreamer&BearsKrew

Added - Elgin Trail (Portion) - Port Stanley - GR812NV

Added - Municipal Park Trails - London - GR812NV

Added - Westmount Park - London - GR812NV

Added - Chrysler Canada Greenway Extension - Essex - GR812NV

Added - Chrysler Canada Greenway Access Trail - Harrow - GR812NV

Added - Parkwood Hospital Trails - London - GR812NV

Added - Euston Park - London - GR812NV

Added - Cataraqui Trail (Portion) - Napanee - snoozejade

Added - Meadow (Orange) Trail / Cawthraw Mulock Nature Reserve - Christopher Lenort

Added - Porter Road Loop - Ganaraska Forest - Dave Stabler

Added - Darling Conservation Area - Peterborough - Dave Stabler

Added - Dobrich Dragicevic Conservation Area (Portions) - Essex - Teamvoyagr

Added - Abe's and Essen's Trail - Bon Echo Provincial Park - Stephen Switzer

Added - Hope Smith Tract - Washago - Ronald Kluger

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The data set is now up to version 0.82

 

In a perfect world, there'd be a way to get this into an iPhone, overlaid onto the Canadian Topo maps...?

 

The NRC topo maps are easily used within the excellent Geocaching Map Enhancement script; isn't there a way to get them into an iPhone?

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The data set is now up to version 0.82

 

In a perfect world, there'd be a way to get this into an iPhone, overlaid onto the Canadian Topo maps...?

 

The NRC topo maps are easily used within the excellent Geocaching Map Enhancement script; isn't there a way to get them into an iPhone?

 

Short answer, it's on my wish list to get the Project on an iPhone as well. I've made a few efforts and not really had a chance to put 100% into that.

Right now, I pull together the dataset and I don't worry too much about writing a bunch of interfaces for it. As I own an iPhone, that would be the first smartphone I target if any. The process for displaying this data on a phone is somewhat different from preparing it for a Garmin device, though there are apps for iPhone and Android that can display Garmin IMG and GPX data.

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Firstly, Happy Canada Day!

 

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Meanwhile, I was looking at Gaia GPS - Offline Topo Maps and GPS Tracker

 

They allege to be able to pre-download the NRC maps into your iPhone for offline use.

 

If the Ontario Trail Map data could be added as another layer on top of those, Bob's your uncle.

 

I don't want to drop $20USD to find out it doesn't work though...

 

Any volunteers?

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I've posted 0.83 to the Trails Project website now ( http://trailmaps.torontogeocaching.com )

I've changed the night colour scheme so trails don't look like creeks anymore at night, and introduced a "Regional Trail" type that emphasizes major trails like the Bruce or Trans Canada Trail.

 

We also have a Facebook page for the Project now as well, which I update from time to time. https://www.facebook.com/ontariotrailsproject

 

Here's what changed:

 

Added - Simcoe County Trails - Tottenham - northernpenguin

Added - Lowville Park Trails - Lowville - northernpenguin

Added - (more) Elgin Trail - St. Thomas - fbax, cache4pat

Added - Frost Centre - Dorset - northernpenguin

Added - Wolf Lake / Laura Lake Canoe Route (Temagami) - Sudbury - northernpenguin

Added - Taquanyah Conservation Area - Cayuga - Kreamer&BearsKrew

Added - Trans Canada Trail - Hastings - Murfster

Added - Granite Ridge Trail (Killarney PP) - Killarney - Arnie and Elly Weisbrot

Added - George Island Trail - Killarney - Arnie and Elly Weisbrot

Added - Fingal Wildlife Management Area - St. Thomas - cache4pat

Added - Porter Road Loop, Centre Loop - Ganaraska Forest - Stabeez

Added - Ganaraska Forest Trails - Ganaraska Forest - capers4,Stabeez

Added - Gamiing Nature Centre - Lindsay - Stabeez, murfster

Added - Hidden Valley Trails - Kitchener - Electroqted

Added - Cypress Lake / Georgian Bay Trail - Tobermory - Kreamer&BearsKrew

Added - Wildflower Woods - Oakville - Avernar

Added - Nordheimer Ravine Trail - Toronto - Chris-Mouse

Added - Avon Trail - Wellesley - fbax

Added - ATV Tracks - Welland - Hellnite

Added - Greenwood Conservation Area - Ajax - Barb Murray

Added - Side Trail near GEST - Georgetown - res2100

Added - Crown Land Woodlot - Petersburg - Randall Banning

Added - Marshall Memorial Forest (more trails) - Dunnville - all hat

Added - Long Sault CA (small trail) - Clarington - murfster

Added - Avon Trail (portions) - Wellesley - fbax

Added - Fleetwood Creek CA - Pontypool - Steve Scadding

Added - Joeperry Lake Access - Bon Echo PP - Fizbot

Added - Devil's Trail - Gravenhearst - Husky Patrol

Added - Recollet Falls Trail - French River PP - Hal

Added - Loudon Peatland Trail - Mashkinonje PP - Hal

Added - Laura Secord Trail - Niagara - Nozzletime

Added - Sauers Mountain Cross Trail - Killaloe - Starkiller

Added - Lambton Shores Heritage Forest - Port Franks - Brook22

Added - Bent Rim Trail / Hilton Falls C.A. - Milton - randall banning

Added - Pigeon River Headwaters C.A. - Kawartha Lakes - Dave Stabler

Added - Sheffield C.A. - Kaladar - Paul'n'Susan

Added - Virgil Nature Trail - Niagara - Hellnite

Added - New Bridge ATV Trail - French River - Hellnite

Added - Several ATV Trails - French River - Hellnite

Added - Path of the Paddle - Quetico Provincial Park - Trans Canada Trail

Added - The Little Falls (Atikokan River) - Atikokan - Trans Canada Trail

Added - City of Thunder Bay Trail - Thunder Bay - Trans Canada Trail

Updated - Walden Community Pathway - Sudbury - Trans Canada Trail

Updated - Trafalgar Trail - Georgetown - res2100

Updated - Upper Canada Heritage Trail - Niagara-On-The-Lake - Hellnite

Removed - Invalid Vance Tract Trails - Guelph - northernpenguin

Updated - Bruce Trail Sydenham Section - Meaford - northernpenguin

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