Thursday, March 28, 2013

Quetico RouteFinder Update

I haven't had a lot of time to work on the Quetico routes in the RouteFinder, but I have been making some progress. I finished the lakes around Sarah and also added routes to Poohbah and Wink. Here is the current coverage:

I have also been fixing/adding the lakes and portages in the Quetico. I always appreciate any comments, suggestions, and corrections.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rapids on Map and Quetico Route Update

I have been finding some neat stuff that I can put on the interactive map. The latest addition is rapids indicators in the Quetico. Here is a map showing the Falls Chain (with all other features removed so you can easily see the rapids). Right now, clicking on them will just show you whether it is a falls, rapids, or dam. I will add the actual names as I find them.

I also finished the Kahshahpiwi-Cairn chain routes. Here is the current Quetico RouteFinder coverage:

Friday, March 15, 2013

Updated Quetico Fish Data

When I first added the fish survey data last year, the only data I could find for the Quetico lakes was the fish species atlas from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Some of the surveys were over two decades old, were hard to read, and had very poor coverage of the Quetico. At the time, it was the best data I could find, so I used it.

This week I found a better source of data for the Quetico fish surveys. I have used the Land Information Ontario service before (for the Quetico park and lake boundaries), but I never was able to find the fish survey data until now. (It was always there, I just didn't see it.)

I cleaned up the data and put it live on the website. There are now a lot more Quetico lakes with fish survey data. The data is also a lot more comprehensive than it was before. You can see it in either the lake database or the interactive map.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

RouteFinder Fixed and Quetico Route Update

Last night when I was putting in some Quetico routes, I accidentally "broke" part of the RouteFinder. It only affected part of the BWCA routes. It is now fixed. Sorry to anyone that this affected.

I guess I'll take this chance to give an update on the Quetico route progress. I have now completed Agnes and everything east of it. Here is the map of the current route coverage:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Quetico RouteFinder Progression

A few days ago I made the Quetico available in the RouteFinder on the interactive map. However, since the Quetico routes are only half completed, the website will give you a warning when you try to route to a Quetico destination. The warning basically says that the routes for the Quetico aren't completed, so you might get unexpected results.

I am making pretty good progress on adding the Quetico routes. The new tools I made (see a previous blog post) have made it much easier to create all of the routes. If you are wanting to use the Quetico routes, here is the current coverage:

The green dots are where I have already put in routes. As you can see, the best coverage is in the northeast part of the park (Falls Chain-Kawnipi-Sturgeon). I also have finished connecting all of the border lakes to the BWCA routes. I am now planning on starting from the south and working my way north.

When I put in a route, it becomes immediately available, so this map will become outdated very quickly. I will try and keep you informed as to the current status of the RouteFinder.