Digital Trends: REI launches new search engine to help us #OptOutside on Black Friday

Digital Trends: REI launches new search engine to help us #OptOutside on Black Friday
. “…the retail giant will launch a new experiential search engine that is expected to go live on its website Thanksgiving weekend. A preview of this new tool is available now, but in a nutshell it will allow users to search for outdoor activities based on a specific location, type of activity, or a hashtag. The search feature is meant to inspire more people to get outdoors by collecting and displaying images from Instagram posts from anyone who uses the #OptOutside hashtag.”

Philly Voice: Philly becomes first U.S. city to map urban trails on Google Street View

Philly Voice: Philly becomes first U.S. city to map urban trails on Google Street View. “After a yearlong process covering more than 400 miles, Philadelphia is officially the first city in the United States to have its urban trail system mapped on Google Street View, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Parks & Recreation announced Wednesday.”

San Francisco Gate: Saving historic American Indian trail trees

An old article, but the resource is new-to-me: Saving historic American Indian trail trees. “The pecan tree, more than 300 years old, stands out from the others in a forested area of Dallas, a 25-foot segment of its trunk slightly bowed and running almost parallel to the ground before jutting high into the sky. It, like numerous others across the country known as Indian marker trees or trail trees, was bent in its youth by American Indians to indicate such things as a trail or a low-water creek crossing.”

Warwick Daily News (Australia): Hikers rely on Google, sparking dramatic rescue

Warwick Daily News (Australia): Hikers rely on Google, sparking dramatic rescue. “The men, both aged 29, left their homes in Brisbane yesterday morning planning on a day walk to an area of the national park known as ‘the Steamers’, a spectacular craggy outcrop east of Yangan. Police say the men were relying on Google to guide them and were reportedly sent in the wrong direction, becoming lost.”

Bookmark this: Colorado launches online guide to 39,000 miles of every kind of trail (Denver Post)

Denver Post: Bookmark this: Colorado launches online guide to 39,000 miles of every kind of trail. “Spanning 226 jurisdictions, the interactive map…marks the first run at gathering every hiking, biking and multi-use trail in Colorado in a single location. For years that trail info has been stitched across a patchwork of websites, field offices and guidebooks.”

Neowin: Microsoft announces new Bing features following Build 2017

Neowin: Microsoft announces new Bing features following Build 2017. “Following Microsoft’s annual Build event last week, which was thoroughly covered by Neowin, the company has now announced some new features arriving to Bing. The search engine will now support bots, eSports coverage and search for hiking and camping places.”

South Carolina Launches New Site With Trails Information

The state of South Carolina has a new online Web site for its trails. And this is a horrible link I’m sending you to. It’s an online newsletter. You’ll have to scroll down a bit. I apologize. “The new site features an enhanced search function that allows users to search by trail use, geographic location, and difficulty using either the search engine or by navigating the site’s map. It’s all inclusive, offering information on equestrian, walking, biking, ATV and water trails.”