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Roads and Trails (40) Top Level

To do this tutorial, use a map centered at Chilliwack.

  1. Note Road Line Colors
     Note that the lines that represent roads and trails correspond to the surface condition of the road. For example, a red line is a paved road, an orange line is a low clearance 4WD, and a dotted orange requires high clearance 4WD, and dotted yellow means the road is only walkable. You'll soon learn the main road types, even without a legend. Don't get distracted now, but for future reference, you can see all the different road types by bringing up Test Road with bridges and gates and clicking on GMap.

  2. Note that the condition class can change
     A road color can change in the middle of a road. Eg: If you look at Tamihi Creek road, just west of Mount McGuire, you'll notice that south of the big red "X", the road is a yellow dotted line, meaning that part of the road is only walkable.

  3. Note Road Number Icons
     Note that every road and trail has little green icons along it.

    ------ ------- ----------- This is road #1 on this map

    ----- ------- ------------This is road #5 on this map

    The single digit in the road icon helps distinguish between two different road records. Eg: Road 4 will have a different road page than road 6.

  4. Hover over Road Number Icon
     Hover your mouse over one of the "road number" icons and note that you see the name of the road and the distance from the start. Eg:

      Chipmunk Creek Road +4.1 km

  5. Click on a Road Number Icon
     Click on one of these icons. Note that this pops up a box with a link in it. Eg:

      Chipmunk Creek Road +4.1 km
    Click on the link, and notice it pops up the road page itself. This is how you can all about any road you see on the map, in particular the actual road bulletins.

  6. Gates and Bridges
     Note that along various roads you see a large "G" icon or a bridge icon, or a large red "X". And there will be a mileage. If you click you see the waypoint description.

    Bridge_In
      Bridge_Out
      RoadBridge_FootOnly
      Bridge_Unknown

    Gate_Locked
      Gate_Open
      Gate_Variable

    Don't get distracted now, but the Road Waypoint Keywords Referencehas more discussion of these types.

  7. Info Point Icons
     Note that some roads have points marked with a brown square icon.
    1. Fork
    2. Jct
    3. Other Info Point

    These are "Info icons". If you hover or click on them, you see the waypoint description. They are automatically labelled with the distance from the beginning of the road. For example, look at the Upper Callaghan FSR, which is the road leading up to Callaghan Lake. At km 3.7, you see a brown icon. Hover over it and you see the following information:

    "branch road on the east side".

    If you look at the satellite view, you see a short branch road that was not important enough to put into the system, but still worthy of mention. The label is the number of kms from the beginning of the road segment.