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Discussion: signage

in: Nev-Monster; Nev-Monster > 2021-10-31

Nov 2, 2021 7:31 AM # 
Hammer:
one of the big problems is that the parking areas aren’t named so when a person asks for directions they will often say “how do i get to the parking area?” but they don’t know which one they started at. Name them like in the Gats (P1, P2,…).

the contoiur data on the map ot DV “looks familiar”

Having a QR code to a map on Avenza or equivalent would also help at all trail heads. Check out my strava for the Avenza map i’m working on for Georgian Nordic
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Nov 2, 2021 9:51 AM # 
Super:
When I happened upon an actual emergency I had nothing to give the paramedics to indicate my location or that of the emergency.
Nov 2, 2021 11:52 AM # 
Hammer:
DGL set up a search and rescue map for DV (organized by the late Pierre Brassard). We developed a grid system on the map and also placed a code on every 6x6” post. But that isn’t useful if the new HCA admin doesn’t communicate that (or even want to use it).

Of course we can give emergency crews a good lat long with our phone’s GPS.

The Kolapore trails that Bash and Bent helped develop numbers every trail junction and has that signed. Smart.
Nov 2, 2021 2:47 PM # 
Nev-Monster:
Cat (Liam's gf) kept asking people how to get to the Visitors Centre which confused many as that's what she saw a building called. She said, you know, the one with the train? Ah, that's what everyone knows it as.

I ran from the Artaban parking lot, which I'm not sure is posted, although I still call it the road to the Resource Management Centre.

Trust the HCA used a map from a certain mapping service?
Nov 3, 2021 2:09 AM # 
wilsmith:
Around here at least, they are working to encourage folks to install What3words on their smartphone. At least then if you have a smartphone, you can give a very precise location, and supposedly the emergency responders also have the app. Maybe less prone to interpretation error than lat/long?

Typed from: https://w3w.co/hysterical.chiefs.incite
Nov 3, 2021 3:18 AM # 
Nev-Monster:
Some of the best signs I've seen are small ski clubs like Opeongo. Some of the worse tend to be the big ones: the Gatineau Park is really bad. Gats also has the mixture of the "official" names of places and the unofficial ones, which a decent map would be able to handle.
Nov 3, 2021 10:31 AM # 
baloney:
What3words is a great idea - cell service has dramatically improved in the area, so it would be really useful.
Nov 3, 2021 5:35 PM # 
Hammer:
Agreed W3W is a great idea. I think I will also add this to my lab group's safety protocols. Redundancy is a good thing in case of emergency.

Oh and the Waddtage: permits.power.forests
Nov 3, 2021 5:39 PM # 
Nev-Monster:
Gatineau Park: pretty brutal cell coverage, even at P7 in Old Chelsea it is really spotty.
Nov 4, 2021 12:39 AM # 
Bash:
The response to What3Words among search and rescue experts has been mixed.
https://www.castlegarnews.com/news/bc-search-and-r...

I think it's good as a supplementary tool if you're not relying on it 100%.

This article goes deep into the weeds - kind of fun if you like navigational weeds though.
https://cybergibbons.com/security-2/why-what3words...

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