Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located west of Las Vegas, Nevada, attracts over one million tourists each year. It offers many hiking trails ranging from easy to strenuous. The hot, arid climate combined with the rugged terrain make hiking here particularly dangerous.
As park ranger, public safety is your primary responsibility. To educate visitors about the difficulty of the trails, you'll provide a web app on kiosk computers in the visitor's center. In addition to the trail routes and their difficulty ratings, your app will show the terrain in visual relief and reveal additional information about each trail via pop-ups. The app will also display a graphic profile that shows elevation changes across the length of the trail.
The app will be built using landscape layers from ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.