Federal Trails Data Standards
On September 30, 2011, the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Steering Committee voted to endorse the Federal Trail Data Standards (FTDS). The FTDS enable national, regional, state, and trail-level managers, partners, and the public to use a common and mutually understood terminology for recording, retrieving and applying spatial and tabular information. The FTDS also make it easier for trail information to be accessed and combined by individuals, agencies, or groups. Ease in sharing data improves the ability for enhanced and consistent mapping, inventory, condition assessment, management, budgeting, monitoring, and information retrieval for internal and external needs.
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