The purpose of this blog is to stress the importance of our WVR map to have the longest roads possible, from beginning to end, including all zig zags, which will have only one name. Such a road should not be split into two or more separately named sections of the same road.
Pages One and Two of the colored map show two versions which have labeled sections with GIS/GPS coordinates and uniquely colored roads to separate them from nearby or intersecting roads which makes it easy to pick a route. Also included is a road name index (see menu, page five). Directions will be as simple as: “look in the Road Name Index for road A which is in box ZZ, and destination is on west side of road A, about 1/2 mile (or 4th lot) north of road B”. If you have the GIS/GPS coordinates of your destination and a Garmen-type indicator, then you can estimate the location with the section’s GIS/GPS coordinates
This will produce a logical, concise map which will promote ease of travel from one site to another for visitors, prospective buyers, deliveries, etc. in addition to emergencies such as police, ambulances, etc. Thanks to having only about 90 road names, the map can measure 8.5” x 11” which can be emailed as needed.
Note to those wishing to sell their properties. As mentioned above, the colored map shows the best routes between destinations. The colored map should be of great interest to a prospective buyer. It is suggested a seller should check http://www.trulia.com to see if his/her agent has displayed the colored map in addition to other important details. We have another blog site, https://woodlandvalleyranch.wordpress.com/, which, among other items lists owners parcels for sale using the Colored Map for directions: WVR – Owner parcels for sale 10-3-17
Page Three shows the POA map which will be used in comparing with the Page One WVR Colored Map.
Page Four shows “Roadways of Concern” which could be four major examples of discrepancies between the WVR Colored Map and the POA Map
Page Five shows the Road Name Index. Directions will be as simple as: “look in the Road Name Index for road A which is in box ZZ, and destination is on west side of road A, about 1/2 mile (or 4th lot) north of road B”. If you have the GIS/GPS coordinates of your destination and a Garmen-type indicator, then you can estimate the location with the section’s GIS/GPS coordinates
Page Six shows the specification for naming “through” roads, loops and dead ends in order to equitably share costs for poles, signs and their installation for owners and POA.
Page Seven The present county map uses “N” numbers for roads of which there are about 250 in WVR which would not be legible in an 8.5” x 11” map. Three maps of “N” roads are shown. They are shown by Township/range for three parts of WVR (top, middle and bottom). Columns and rows are lettered as in the colored map. The “wvraz.com” web site discusses how to locate an “N’ number. It is suggested that the “N” number be used in emergency calls to the police, etc. One can see how many roads there are (compared to the Colored Map) in order to find one particular road
There was some talk about having road signs using the “N” number. However, 250 road signs are out of the question. Splitting one road into several to use “N’ numbers is impractical. It is hoped that emergency calls be answered in the future by using the WVR map.
Page Eight, most importantly, is the reason for this blog. Namely, a poll which asks, Yes or No, if you approve the “Colored map with the longest roads possible”.
A large majority of “Yes” might encourage the board to see to remove any differences regarding our wishes concerning “the longest roads possible from beginning to end including all zig zags will have only one name”.
Page Nine is finally my summary. Thanks for staying with me to this point.