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America's scenic highways and byways for Microsoft Streets & Trips
Marvin Hlavac
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Originally Posted by Larry
Ok, let me know what you think.

I took Richard's 'America's Scenic Byways' map and created a version where each Byway is separated into its own pushpin set. This will make it easier for people to copy over just the scenic routes they are interested in.

Its not perfect but it is a good start.
Larry, I think this type of content could attract new customers to the product more than anything else. Would there be a way to incorporate something like this into future versions of Streets & Trips?
SteveJonesMO
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Originally Posted by Larry
I took Richard's 'America's Scenic Byways' map and created a version where each Byway is separated into its own pushpin set. This will make it easier for people to copy over just the scenic routes they are interested in.
A crowdsourced collection of scenic roads - I like it!

Attached is a route for Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Byway. It's from version 2010.

I know how to make a route from pushpins ("Add pushpins as stops"), but I presume I am correct that there is no way to create pushpins from route stops. That's too bad... because it would be an easy way to create a pushpin set for a scenic route created without pushpins.
Attached Files
File Type: est Crowley's Ridge Natl Scenic Byway.est (218.0 KB)
SteveJonesMO
Here's some S&T files for San Francisco's 49 Mile Drive, with a some minor updates:

usmotogpfans.com/roads/49mdplus/

It has turn by turn named pushpins, but if you delete the route and use the pins to create a new route, the whole thing kind of falls apart.
wandrr
The whole list of "officially designated" US scenic byways is at http://byways.org/ . That site has lots of descriptions, photos, as well as maps and driving directions. I can't see any way to save the route information, but perhaps one of you gurus can. More information, displayed somewhat differently, is at http://www.bywaysonline.org/ , in particular, the "Byway Inventory" page which is a search-able and interactive database.

This whole Byway system is a great resource for the traveller who wants to get off the boring controlled access highways!

FYI, the National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. In essence, it markets the cool roads that have been officially designated as Scenic Byways. Perhaps if approached by someone like Larry, they might provide some map data as a marketing move.

If only a comparable database existed for Canada!
Wingnut
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Originally Posted by SteveJonesMO
A crowdsourced collection of scenic roads - I like it!

Attached is a route for Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Byway. It's from version 2010.

I know how to make a route from pushpins ("Add pushpins as stops"), but I presume I am correct that there is no way to create pushpins from route stops. That's too bad... because it would be an easy way to create a pushpin set for a scenic route created without pushpins.
I would love to have America Hwy & Byway, but every example that I click on results in: "an unnamed file contains an incorrect Schema". Could someone create an S&T 2007 working file?

wingnut
Wingnut
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Originally Posted by Marvin Hlavac
Larry, I think this type of content could attract new customers to the product more than anything else. Would there be a way to incorporate something like this into future versions of Streets & Trips?
I would love to have America Hwy & Byway, but every example that I click on results in: "an unnamed file contains an incorrect Schema". Could someone create an S&T 2007 working file?

Thanks,
wingnut
SteveJonesMO
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Originally Posted by Wingnut
I would love to have America Hwy & Byway, but every example that I click on results in: "an unnamed file contains an incorrect Schema". Could someone create an S&T 2007 working file?

Thanks,
wingnut
Wing:

2007 is a bit long in the tooth, and doesn't support most of what later versions do with pushpin sets. 2010 or later is probably what you should be using for this... and 2013 is on sale for around $20 at a lot of places.
SteveJonesMO
Here's another pushpin set for the collection. Avenue of the Giants in Northern CA. Short but sweet.
Attached Files
File Type: est Avenue of the Giants.est (208.0 KB)
boywonder
Could you please consider adding the Beartooth Scenic Hwy. to the file. Its amazing at the lack of people that are aware of this road. We just did it last week after learning about it. It is AWESOME. We enjoyed it more than the "Going To The Sun" road in Glacier.
Known Attributes:
1. Said to be the most beautiful drive of all the National Parks
2. Said to be in the Top Three of all drives in the United States
3. Voted as the #1 drive for cyclist.
Can check it out and verify at: http://beartoothhighway.com/

Thanks for considering,
B.W.GENTRY
Baja Boojum
To clear up a little confusion: The Beartooth Highway goes through National Forest, not National Park land. This technical distinction is important to some of us.

But you're right- it's spectacular!
boywonder
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Originally Posted by Baja Boojum
To clear up a little confusion: The Beartooth Highway goes through National Forest, not National Park land. This technical distinction is important to some of us.

But you're right- it's spectacular!
My apologies for the error. Actually it is said to be the most beautiful of any drive in any National Lands, Forests, Monuments, or Parks.
And I forgot #4: At 11,000 ft. elevation, it's said to be the highest "paved" highway in the world.
Anyway, it would be nice to have it on the Scenic Highways & Byways file.
SteveJonesMO
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Originally Posted by boywonder
And I forgot #4: At 11,000 ft. elevation, it's said to be the highest "paved" highway in the world.
+1 on the Beartooth. It is simply spectacular.

I agree with your opinion that the Beartooth is much more impressive than the Going to the Sun.

However, I doubt the 'tooth is even in the top 10 elevation of paved highways. There are some over 17,000 feet - such as the Friendship Highway in Tibet.

Independence pass in CO is over 12,000, and the paved roads up to Mt. Evans and Pikes Peak in CO are both over 14,000 at the top.

Near the Beartooth is the Chief Joseph, which lies between the Beartooth and Cody WY. It is also outstanding. Run it starting about sunrise or ending about sunset on a clear day with the sun at your back (from Cody in the morning, towards Cody in the evening) and you will never, ever forget it.
Larry
Thanks SteveJonesMO and BoyWonder for your suggestions and contributions.
I have added the Beartooth Scenic Hwy and Avenue of the Giants to the collection.
Attached Files
File Type: est ST2013-AmericasByways.est (2.88 MB)
winwaed
I've just had a look at the file with MapPoint. I see that most of the pushpins have triangles underneath them? Ie. two pushpins at the same point. Is there any reason for this? Am I missing something?

Unrelated, but I've been talking to Marvin, and I'm looking to add a link from my pages to this thread / map.
Larry
Hi Richard,

At first I was wondering what the heck you were talking about but then I figured it out.

The last pushpin set is a conglomeration of all the 'routes'. When you see duplicates it is because you have all the pushpin sets showing. Hide the last one and the dupes should disappear.
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