Hi HikingSA community.
Forge have just released a trail issue alert function on the app.
The Trail Issue Alert function allows app users to report issues directly from the app via a simple form. Issues that can be logged include:
- Damaged or missing trail infrastructure (like erosion logs and boardwalks),
- Overgrown or closed paths and,
- Forge map discrepancies (incorrect or out-of-date information/data).
The alert form includes a map where you can pinpoint the exact location of the issue and an image upload option to enhance issue descriptions. Alerts submitted are instantly received by Forge, allowing them to update the maps and alert the relevant trail authority where possible.
This function allows trail users to assist with conservation efforts by crowdsourcing and sharing information. The ‘Trail Issue Alert’ aims to bridge the gap between trail users and trail managers. The Trail Issue Alert is (at the time of writing) in beta testing and Forge is encouraging users to try it out and submit feedback. By working together, Forge aims to assist in keeping our hiking trails in top condition and helping to ensure the sustainable conservation of our beloved nature reserves.
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