DORAP beta

developed outdoor recreation assessment process

DORAP beta

developed outdoor recreation assessment process

The new Developed Outdoor Recreation Assessment Process (DORAP) app literally puts outdoor recreation area assessment at your fingertips. The mobile app incorporates all of the relevant ABA and USFS accessibility standards and guidelines, leading users step-by-step through each assessment procedure. Collected data uploads to the cloud and is immediately ready for processing.

package options

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DORAP option 1

The DORAP option 1 package includes the DORAP mobile app, the Digital Tread Squared measuring wheel, and a tape measure. Option 1 speeds the assessment process, eliminating the need to constantly bend over in order to measure grade and cross slope.

DORAP mobile app (beta)

Beneficial Designs is continuing to develop the DORAP mobile app in order to provide an efficient, mobile, and immediate solution to your assessment needs. Stay tuned for more updates from BD.

digital tread squared

The Digital Tread Squared is the next upgrade from the base model UTAP wheel. Equipped with two perpendicular Smart Tool levels to measure grade and cross slope, the DT2 eliminates the need to manually measure slopes at each station, thus streamlining the assessment process.

tape measure

Last but not least, a tape measure is an essential tool for any trail assessment–whether automated or manual–providing dimensions of tread width, features, obstructions, and more. Though we include a tape measure in our UTAP package, any typical tape measure should be sufficient.

DORAP option 2

The DORAP option 1 package includes the DORAP mobile app, the UTAP measuring wheel, a Smart Tool level, and a tape measure. Option 2 is the base package and includes everything necessary for performing a trail assessment.

DORAP mobile app

Beneficial Designs is continuing to develop the DORAP mobile app in order to provide an efficient, mobile, and immediate solution to your assessment needs. Stay tuned for more updates from BD.

UTAP wheel

The UTAP wheel is our base model digital measuring wheel. Manufactured by Keson, “the MP401E is Keson’s only electronic wheel with a steel frame. It is the world’s sturdiest electronic measuring wheel and the easiest and most comfortable to use. It will stand up to the harshest conditions.” This digital wheel is water-proof and unaffected by the elements, making a perfect choice for outdoor assessment.

SmartTool inclinometer with SmartFeet

Waterproof, dustproof, backlit, and more, the SmartTooltm digital level is the most accurate, reliable, easy to use, and durable level on the market. The SmartFeet add-on supplied by Beneficial Designs  provides additional benefits for the assessment process.

The first benefit of adding feet is to provide a wider stance to reduce the possibility of tipping over on trails. Since trails are often bumpy, uneven and have steep grades and cross slopes, the feet help keep the smart level upright. A smart level without feet will have difficulty staying upright on uneven surfaces and steep terrain.

In addition, SmartFeet average out imperfections between the feet. When a level without feet is placed flat on a surface, small rocks or bumps can offset the level providing an inaccurate reading. Adding feet reduces the surface area of the level exposed to these imbalances.

tape measure

Last but not least, a tape measure is an essential tool for any trail assessment–whether automated or manual–providing dimensions of tread width, features, obstructions, and more. Though we include a tape measure in our UTAP package, any typical tape measure should be sufficient.

trail assessment methods

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UTAP

manual assessment

DORAP

app assessment

HETAP

automated assessment

RP

surface assessment