John Lipor

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Forest Park (Portland Or.), User interfaces (Computer systems) -- Design, Wilderness areas -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area -- Recreational use


Forest Park, one of the largest public parks in the United States with over 40 trails to pick from when planning a hiking trip. One of the main problems this park has is that there are too many trails, and a lot of the trails extend over 3 miles. Due to these circumstances’ trails are not checked frequently and hikers are forced to hike trails in the area with no warnings of potential hazards they can encounter. In this paper I researched how Forest Park currently monitors its trails and then set up a goal to solve the problem. We plan on solving this problem using 3 different systems, an android-based app, a web front-end, and a python backend. In hopes to help with trail monitoring using robots/drones, we will discuss existing algorithms used to keep track of Forest Park trails and make recommendations on what the best path planning algorithm is.

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