Imagine stopping by the TLT Basket Swamp property and realizing you don’t have a trail map. You could view a .pdf copy from our website. Or you could reference your location from your cell phone. Recently approached by Ginger Lacy from the Tiverton Open Space Commission, the TLT Board of Directors is considering a collaborative project that will use Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to map out trails on each of our public access properties, as well as Open Space Commission properties like Weetamoo Woods. Other groups approached for this project include The Nature Conservancy, RI Audubon Society and the Department of Environmental Management.
Ginger’s presentation was received with enthusiasm. Not only will the project lead to downloadable GIS maps; a pamphlet with maps of all public access properties in Tiverton would also be available at trailheads and key tourist locations. Descriptions would include information such as trail lengths, acreage, difficulty ratings, unique features, and regulations. So whether you prefer paper maps that you can touch and feel or an electronic map on your cell phone, we soon hope to give you these choices to enjoy the outdoors throughout Tiverton.