One of the best things about Austin is the availability of trails in the city. Residents don’t have to drive far to find a path that meets their needs, whether it is by length, difficulty, amenities, and location. As a group project, we created a database that allows users to retrieve information to meet their hiking needs.
From our research, there isn’t a centralized place to find all the information we need regarding trails in Austin. The City of Austin does have a Trail Directory, but it doesn’t give much detail other than the trail name, address, usage type, ADA accessible, the area of town, and trail distance.
We created a simple, user-friendly database that allows users to search hiking trails in Austin based on their needs. They will receive information on the trail name, length, terrain, use, Yelp/Google Reviews, and other relevant usage information.
Data collector, writer, editor, researcher, designer, presentation creator, HTML and SQL programmer
Who are the consumers?
Our consumers would be Austinites and tourists that are looking for new trails. From our research, there isn’t a centralized place to find all the information consumers need regarding trails in Austin. The City of Austin does have a Trail Directory, but it doesn’t give much detail other than the trail name, address, usage type, ADA accessible, the area of town, and trail distance. People wanting to find new trails will want to know other information, such as terrain type, GPA location, and reviews.
Where is the data from?
For our project, we use various sources of data to collect the information we needed.
- City of Austin Trail Directory: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/trail-directory
- City of Austin GIS and Maps: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/gis-and-maps
- AllTrails.com: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/us/texas/austin
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Link to our final product is here.