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Nashua River Watershed Association

Thu., 3/28/19 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
registration required


Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:00- 8:30 p.m.

Did you know there is an app with information on trails in twenty-two communities in north central Massachusetts, including Harvard? Join us for “Using the MRMapper Trail App” where you’ll be introduced to a tool designed to put a wide variety of data about the Montachusett Region into an easy to use, readily available public format. Our presenter will be Jason Stanton, GISP who is the GIS/IT Director at the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC). The Montachusett Region largely overlaps with the Nashua River watershed, with fifteen of the twenty-two communities falling within both geographic footprints.

Web mapping provides a fast, easy way to access and visualize geographical information. MRMapper allows users to access, view, search, edit, export and share data related to this region, or just your own community or area of interest. Users can print maps of formal trails, assessor’s data (in some towns), infrastructure (e.g.: roads and traffic counts), environmental information, census data, and so much more. The presentation will focus on the many uses and tools of MRMapper, with a special focus on the formal trails portion of the app. Trail users can access the Existing Formal Trail app to find parking and follow formal trails making use of your mobile devices GPS. For trail networks, you can decide where to go based on orthophoto, wetland, and contour data provided in the app. If you do not have a mobile device, or internet is not available, maps can be printed ahead of time for reference.

This program is free and open to the public made possible with the support of our Event Sponsor, Starr Vander Linden, Attorneys at Law, with offices in Fitchburg and Worcester.

Pre-registration for this program is requested for planning purposes. To pre-register, please call the NRWA at (978) 448-0299 or email email Kate

This presentation is part of the year-long series of free programs being presented in NRWA watershed communities as part of NRWA’s celebration of its 50th Anniversary (1969 to 2019).