Looking for a little more help...

Discussion created by walking4ever on Nov 19, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2011 by space42
Hi there... I voluntarily maintain a set of printable annotated maps for a 2800mile hiking trail. I originally created these as layered Photoshop files 10 years ago... but that has a lot of limitations, obviously. I'm planning to "take this to the next level", and re-do the maps using ArcGIS.

A primary end result of this project will be a set of images that others can download & print for use "on the trail". By doing these in ArcGIS, I'll also be able to export GPS data, and have more flexibility to update the maps, etc.

I downloaded the 60-day trail, have gone through a bunch of tutorials, and learned enough to know that I have a lot to learn. Instead of muddling through this, I want to make sure I'm setting this up correctly, and am truly able to implement what I'm envisioning. I don't want to waste time, or learn later that I should have done things differently. I'm willing to invest in an actual license for this - it's an important project for me - but all the same, I am doing this voluntarily.

So, what I'm looking for is some old-fashioned help - i.e. physically sit down with an experienced user for a few hours, explain my vision for this, and get an information download so I can get this set up properly. I'm fairly technically competent, and a quick study... This isn't an exceedingly complex project to set up - most of the work will be the tedium after the setup.

If you're interested in a fun project, and live anywhere near the Portland, Oregon area... food & beer is on me. If this sounds interesting, please contact me off-forum:
jonathan (at) phlumf.com.

Aside from that, I'd be open to any general suggestions people have about where to look online.

Thanks for reading...