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RECREATION PLANNING

GIS Data and Mapping

In 2008, the Center for Geospatial Engineering at Virginia Tech produced an interactive map of the existing trail and bicycle route infrastructure in Virginia, funded by the Virginia Department of Transportation. This inventory was taken from existing plans and from GIS data supplied by the regions and/or localities. While this data is a snapshot in time and may not reflect current conditions, it does provide some assistance for planners. This interactive map is available here.

The creation and maintenance of a trails layer that can be used for tourism purposes has not been funded, but local and regional government Web sites promoting trails are linked under the Local Trails page of this Web site.

Other GIS Data

VA Geographic Information Network Data portal

VA Dept. of Economic Development

DGIF Birding and Wildlife Trail

Interstate Bicycle Routes (Routes 1 and 76)
Contact GIS helpdesk
GIS@VDOT.Virginia.Gov
(804) 371-2304

Statewide Trails
For the latest information on the statewide trails through Virginia,
Contact: Jennifer Wampler
DCR Planning and Recreation Resources Division
(804) 786-9240

Conservation Lands
Visit http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/clinfo.shtml
or contact David Boyd
DCR Division of Natural Heritage
(804) 371-4801